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Video, Newspapers And Social Media

This powerful video is dominating Indian social media. Here’s why.

Local TV news shops were early adopters of streaming video -- even before the compression technologies and online speeds made it useful for most site visitors. Online sites were a natural place to re-purpose video, and by 2005 YouTube made the value clear. Local TV makes a lot of money from local and national advertising sales, not to mention the political advertising cycles. For TV, online simply offered additional channels. It was not that difficult to step back and write print stories for the Web. Most newspapers stumbled into convergence and video a few years ago. Now, they are getting help from new networks, such as NDN . The NDN splash page tells the story. <br>visit

A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs wants to help businesses get more social John Shinal, Special for USA TODAY 6:11 p.m. EST November 17, 2013 Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of, a cloud computing company, addresses the audience during the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 24, 2011, in Munich. (Photo: Miguel Villagran, Getty Images) SHARE 3 CONNECT 27 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE SAN FRANCISCO When CEO Marc Benioff hosts the company's annual user conference here this week, he'll have more to offer his best customers than star-studded performances for his favorite charities. Apart from VIP-only events expected to include Tony Bennett, Jerry Seinfeld, MC Hammer and Green Day, Benioff has a new product for the customer-tracking software suite he sells to businesses. It offers businesses a way to make more money off their existing customers, by connecting with them online via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google's YouTube video site. The opportunity for Salesforce is expected to grow quickly but also be hotly contested, as those social networks sell their own do-it-yourself marketing campaigns. <br>visit wants to help businesses get more social

It did not, however, show any video of soldiers reportedly affected by toxic gas. (Photo: AP) Video from social media plays a big part in coverage of Syria Very few journalists are on the ground in that embattled nation Storyful works to determine whether the video is valid or bogus SHARE 74 CONNECT 186 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE Covering the violence in Syria has been a staggering challenge for the world's news organizations. The embattled Syrian government has been very stingy when it comes to granting visas to journalists. And the movements of the handful who are there legally are quite restricted. Others have sneaked into the country and embedded with the rebels, but, again, their range of motion is also limited. <br>visit

Storyful verifies social media video from Syria

Heres why. Comments A still frame from the Google Web ad, "Reunion." (YouTube) If you are from South Asia, have family from South Asia, or are merely friends on Facebook with someone who has ties to the subcontinent, you've already seen this video posted to social media in the 48 hours since it went up. In case you haven't, it's a Google advertisement, about three and a half minutes, well worth your time. Yes, it's an ad, meant to prod people in one of the world's largest markets into using Google services. <br>visit

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