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facebook and ikea take over and blows minds with superhero studies: your daily distraction...you're welcome

facebook and ikea take over and blows minds with superhero studies: your daily distraction...you're welcome
By Truly Social Inc. • Issue #112 • View online

Facebook Launches New Streaming Platform
Yesterday a new “Watch” tab was included in Facebook app updates for select US users. If you find yourself on this new side of the Facebook platform, you will discover short-form content that’s been produced by over thirty partners. The news comes in the wake of investment in streaming platforms from Disney, CBS, and more. Facebook’s really trying to challenge YouTube as a short-form content platform, but that is still a platform where creators rule. It will be interesting to see how Facebook’s current advertising initiatives and emphasis on shareable content will come into play in this new venture. Variety.
We're not complaining about free TV shows definitely
We're not complaining about free TV shows definitely
An Award For Saving Your Car Ride
You know that song you absolutely hate now that it plays every time you use your USB to play music in the car? Meet your new hero: samir. He has released 90 seconds of silence that will play first in your queue, giving you enough time to choose another song more appropriate than whatever starts with ‘A’. Twitter.
Samir deserves an award for saving us from A-Team finally
Samir deserves an award for saving us from A-Team finally
Only Ikea Could Get Away With This
Ikea has been bumping up their advertising in the last few months (not that it was anything but stellar before). After a ‘choose your own adventure’ style Snapchat advertising effort, their Back to School lineup now includes an ASMR video series. ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, a sort of sensation one gets from hearing certain sounds, and a hugely popular YouTube subculture. Watch the video and tell us how it made you feel: tingly and nice, or heeby-jeebies? The Verge.
Even this gif creeps us out
Even this gif creeps us out
Bad News For Canadian Netflixers
With increased competition * ahem, Facebook, Disney*, Netflix Canada’s pricing is increasing. Though the difference will only come out to a dollar, the increased revenue will be put towards improving services and content to keep up with competitors. Though they are safe from Facebook, for now, CBS also announced that they will be launching a streaming service. CBC. 
I guess, but only if we can get more Kimmy Schmidt out of the deal
I guess, but only if we can get more Kimmy Schmidt out of the deal
Introducing The Best Superhero Series You'll Ever Watch
Our resident animator, video editor, and all around wizard of all things film and comics, Christian, has launched his youtube series! We’re super proud of the work he’s done and are already hungry for more after seeing his first episode ’How Marvel Uses Legacy Heroes’. Follow this series as he covers all things superhero comics, film, Marvel and DC in Superhero Studies. 
We're so proud!
We're so proud!
We're Not Just Good Looking, We're Talented Too!
The Truly Social Team has been working hard on our proposals for SXSW 2018! Panel voting is now open, and we would love your vote so we can bring all our knowledge to the festival. Read up on our awesome panels, meetups, and workshops here!
Please and thank you 😊
Please and thank you 😊
Have a great #NationalLazyDay 😴 from the Truly Social team!
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