Newsletter: October 2, 2020


Research & Reports

  • More than 3 million Americans have registered to vote via social media. Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat all offer the service.
  • Twitter reports a 20% rise in conversation about television from 2019 to 2020
  • Facebook reports that since Facebook Live launched, users have created over 8.5 billion broadcasts and live viewers increased in the US by 50% during February and March.
  • ListenFirst Media reports that there have been 159% more tweets about live streaming during the pandemic, and that YouTube and Twitch is where the most live streaming is occurring.

Social Media Headlines & Best Practices


GBH Shout Outs

Tune In: Chat Plays GBH

The next pilot out of GBH’s Emerging Platforms team is Tuesday afternoon! The live stream will showcase just how digital video platforms can bring us “beyond broadcast” and directly engage audiences new to public media. Learn more about Chat Plays GBH here and tune in Tuesday afternoon on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook.

Platform Updates

Weekend Reading



Article by: Tory Starr

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