Day: August 20, 2018

Funny or Die ditches proprietary video player for YouTube, no more “funny or die” voting

After 10 years, it’s time for Funny or Die to evolve. The website made some announcements today, and here is the official letter of such. In short, the site is migrating to a new platform, Chorus, built by VOX Media. Bigger news? NO MORE proprietary video platform. Instead, they’ll be using YouTube. Which also means no more voting “Funny” or “Die” on every video. You know, like you ever did. Perhaps even bigger news? “Funny Or Die will no longer support open user-generated content on our platform.” Instead, you have to ask to become an official contributor to FoD....

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Episode #221: Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the age of 31, she decided to move to America. So immigration isn’t just the subject of her hit podcast, Maeve In America: Immigration IRL, but also a first-hand experience. She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk on National Geographic, as well as the weekly comedy showcase Butterboy in Brooklyn with Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone. She has written for The New York Times and The Irish Times, and her new book – Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else – is out now....

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Greg Barris for Twitter: “Don’t Believe Every Tweet”

Twitter, like other social media platforms, has a huge legitimacy problem. Nobody is minding the store, so to speak, to separate the lies from the truth, the facts from the fiction. How’s Twitter responding in August 2018? With a humorous TV ad campaign. Starring Greg Barris. The campaign is called “Don’t Believe Every Tweet.” Or #dontbelieveeverytweet. Roll the clips! A note from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announcing the #dontbelieveeverytweet campaign. More info at — Don’t Believe Every Tweet (@DontBelieveEv) August 18,...

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