Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FACEBOOK’S NEW INNOVATION ––360


By Susan Reichert, Editor-in-Chief for Southern Writers Magazine


Well, looks like Facebook has been busy. Mark Zuckerberg announced they are rolling out the 360 photos worldwide across Facebook.

Have you been taking 360 videos?  Zuckerberg said, “You can tilt your phone and feel like you’re actually there. You can also check them out in virtual reality for a fully immersive experience.”
Our world truly changes just about every day. There are so many innovations. Choosing which ones to use for promotional purposes, writing and marketing is what we need instructions on in order to keep up.

Let’s face it, for those who use Facebook for ads it would be smart to develop less text in ads. Be sure and do your research before advertising so you will get the biggest bang for your buck.

We all like to see photos; it takes less time than reading a bunch of text and has so much more eye appeal. All in all that will be great for those that run ads.

However, for authors, we still have to be concerned about text. We can’t fill our pages in a book with images and very few words.

With the cost of printing color and images, it also can be prohibitive for us to ad photos to our books.

In truth, that’s the way it should be. When I get a novel, I like to dive into the words and immerse myself into the world the author has created; I don’t want the flow of the story to be broken with pictures popping up.


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