We’re passionate about helping our publishers connect more deeply with their audience.
So we are super excited to announce that we’re teaming up with Skype, the experts on building connections online!
As you probably know, Snapchat is a messaging platform for sharing “fleeting” moments. When you share photos or videos with a friend (or group of friends), they can only be seen for 10 seconds and then they disappear. These are called “snaps.”
We heard from publishers and developers alike that pagespeed was a big concern in 2016. In keeping with the New Year’s tradition, it’s clear we needed to drop some excess weight.
Our own devs have been hitting the code-gym for months, and we’re proud of the progress made towards making our code lighter, faster, and most importantly to help lower your site’s bounce rates.
What are Facebook Instant Articles?
Facebook introduced Facebook Instant Articles (FIAs) to provide mobile device users with a better experience while reading content linked from within Facebook. Content appears almost instantly – typically, in less than a third of a second, as compared with average load times of 3-5 seconds for regular links. The other terrific thing about FIAs is that these articles provide a more enjoyable and immersive experience – with higher-quality imagery, more interactive capabilities (such as panning images by tilting the phone) and other advanced features – which result from FIAs being created in mobile-optimized HTML5 code. Users can easily identify links to FIAs by the lightning bolt icon shown on an article’s image preview.
Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality
Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaimed his love for augmented reality over virtual reality earlier this week, saying it “allows users to be present.” Which led this author to wonder, “what the heck is augmented reality, and how is it different from virtual reality?”
At AddThis we believe that we have the best geeks on the planet, and it’s our duty to share their knowledge and passion with the world. From time to time we hand the reins over to one of our teammates in a series we call, Talk Nerdy to Me.
Principal Software Engineer Otto Barnes is here to explain how to use containers to more efficiently run Cassandra on OSX. Take it away, Otto.
When it comes to managing an online community, it’s not simply a matter of collecting likes and followers via social media. To get your community working for you, it’s important to provide value and to nurture the engagement of community members.