*Quick disclaimer: this is Uni work, I don’t actually film myself making food on a daily basis*
I never thought I’d be saying this, but apparently Facebook Live is a productive use of your time at University. Only in journalism.
I feel like my live stream was pretty interesting, and it certainly offered an insightful account of my exciting life. I mean, who doesn’t want to watch someone make chicken goujons?
Actually, don’t answer that.
They were decent, though. They come highly recommended, with my seal of approval, from Sainsbury’s. You could even spice up your life with the BBQ or Southern Fried varieties if you’re feeling adventurous.
The feature itself, similar to Twitter’s “Periscope”, is extremely straight forward to use, and, in truth, fool proof. Press “go live”, wait for the count of “3, 2, 1”, and you’re off.
I can see why it’s an important part of journalism, as it allows you, depending on network connection of course, to broadcast whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are.
Facebook itself is a great way to contact businesses, sports clubs, or just the everyday person. So, Facebook Live, is just another method in which this can be achieved, but in a more interactive manner. The option to comment on the stream, or like it with an emoji, makes it feel much more friendly and informal.
This could be very useful in a number of situations, where perhaps a news story is just breaking and you need to give people a quick account of what’s happening. It’s right there, right then and you’re able to produce content and connect with your audience, however big or small that may be, with great ease.
Perhaps making my dinner on a Monday wasn’t the best use of Facebook Live, but it’s all the same anyway really, right?
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