YouTube App Rolls Out Interactive 360 Video: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Google Introduces Interactive 360-Degree Storytelling on YouTube: Google brings Google spotlight stories to the YouTube app.Read the full article

Google Spotlight Stories Presents: Special Delivery

On mobile, must view in YouTube App. On desktop, in Chrome or FireFox. A short film made by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). Find yourself following the adventures of a humble caretaker, who is disturbed by a mysterious stranger on the roof. Who’s there? And the chase begins… room to room… up and down… somehow, mysteriously, just out of sight. But the elusive stranger is always one step ahead, leaving behind only a trail of gifts… Subscribe to the Google Spotlight Stories Channel here: https://youtube.com/gss --- These interactive stories are optimized for a fast connection (WiFi or LTE) and a supported Android device. Also, please update your YouTube app for the best experience. For more information on supported devices and known issues, please visit our FAQ page: https://support.google.com/youtube?p=googlespotlightstories-faq Full Interactive experience currently optimized for following devices: Nexus 5, 6; Moto X Gen 1st, 2nd; Moto G Gen 1st, 2nd; Droid Ultra, Turbo, Maxx; Samsung Galaxy S5; Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 4, Edge; LG G2, G3; Sony Xperia, Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact; HTC One M7, M8; Nexus 7 (2013); Nexus 10; Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 --- About Spotlight Stories: Google Spotlight Stories is a new form of storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. In these 360-degree, interactive stories, your phone becomes a window to a world all around you. The sensors on your phone allow the story to be interactive; when you move your phone to various scenes, you are able to unlock mini-stories within the story. Look anywhere, follow individual characters, watch it over again and again on your phone or in Cardboard. If it makes you smile, share it with a friend. Learn more about Google Spotlight Stories here: https://www.google.com/atap/google-spotlight-stories --- Credits Directed by Tim Ruffle Produced by Jason Fletcher-Bartholomew Kim Adams Creative Directors Peter Lord Jan Pinkava Executive Producers Heather Wright Karen Dufilho Regina Dugan Technical Project Lead Rachid El Guerrab Creative Director, Music & Sound Scot Stafford Lead Technical Art Director Brian Collins Technical Art Lead Luca Prasso Aardman Animations Story by Peter Lord Tim Ruffle Andy Janes Sam Morrison Aardman Animations: Head of CGI Production: Jess McKillop; Production Manager: Danny Gallagher; Production Co-Ordinator: Hannah Campbell; Technical Supervisors: Philip Child, Ben Toogood; Technical Story Director: Lee Brown; Technical Co-Ordinator: Shane Simms; Camera Programmer: Marco Weber; Storyboard Artist: Andy Janes; Character Design: Nigel Davies; Set Design & Colour Keys: Aurelian Predal; CGI Environment Build: Andy Lavery, Christopher Livesey; Additional Environment Build: Clare Price; CGI Modellers: Christopher Livesey, Tom Lord, Jonathan MacDonald, Antonio Mendoza Salado; CGI Riggers: Christelle Girard, Nathan Guttridge, Chris Kilshaw, Martin Parsons, Clare Price, Vincent Touache; CGI Animation and Supervision: Mathew Rees; CGI Animators: Eva Bennett, Olly Davis, Andy Fossey, John Ogden, Terry Reilly, Inez Woldman; CGI Junior Animators: Morten Andersen, Lasse Rützou Bruntse, Sara Jespersen Holm; 2D Animator: Philip Parker; Voice Talent: Janitor: Rich Webber; Santa: Peter Lord; Pigeon Lady: Jason Fletcher-Bartholomew; Angry Neighbor: Doug Sweetland; Editor: Dan Hembery; Sound Editor: Laura Izzard; Studio Publicity: Anna Lewis Google Spotlight Stories: Software Lead: James Ritts; Engine Lead: James Beattie; Tools Lead: Brendan Duncan; Support Engineer: Josiah Larson; Engineering Manager: Brian Clark; Program Manager: Ellen Yang; Technical Artists: Ryan Enslow, Matthew Oursbourn, Kye Wan Sung; Software Engineers: Darren Austin, Andrea Hemphill, Tim Leahy, Guruji Panda, Jamieson Pryor; Support Engineers, Digital Fish: Ken Brain, Mark Decker, Adam Wagner; Graphics Engineers: Jeremy Chernobieff, Daniel Jeppsson, Shaveen Kumar, Houman Meshkin, Timothy Richards, Owens Rodriguez; Tools Engineers: Morgwn McCarty, Eric Mueller, Ciaran Wills; Designer & Compositor: Bryan Woods; QA Lead Test Engineers: Ravi Aluru, Charles Darakdjian; QA Engineers: Jose Camba, Zhichao Ren; Production Assistant: Sara Diamond; Music: Scot Stafford & Dave Lebolt; Music Production: Pollen Music Group; Sound Supervision: Scot Stafford; Sound Design: Jamey Scott; Audio Software Engineer: Wayne Jackson; Google ATAP - Deputy Director: Dan Kaufman; Director of Operations: Holly Lim; Director, Strategy and Partnerships: Cameron Walker; Financial Analyst: Jonathan Bradley; Chief of Staff: Rachel Lillestolen; Program Administration: Matthew Yonaki; Corporate Council: Tom Lue, Zachary Patton; Marketing: Jessica Beavers; Communications Managers: Victoria Cassady, Iska Saric; Social Media Manager: Jaime Schember; Public Relations, the pr kitchen: Fumi Kitahara Otto Production Babies: Brendan, Caleb, Philip, and Grayson


How to Manage Your Facebook Ads via Mobile

Do you wish you could easily manage your Facebook ads while you are on the go? Looking for an easy way to monitor your ads? In this video, Social Media Examiner’s Steve Dotto breaks down some compelling and unique features of Facebook Ads Manager, an Android and iOS app from Facebook. If you want to know how to edit ads from your phone, watch this video. Visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook-ads-manager/id964397083?mt=8 for the iOS tool and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.adsmanager&hl=en for the Android too. Be sure to check out Social Media Marketing World to connect with fellow social media marketers who love social tools: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/8kgw