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LIMELIGHT: Burger King Troll McDonalds – The Academic Embrace FB Live Time Delay


October 6, 2017



What’s In The LimeLight Today?

Instagram plant a new feature in Stories. Burger King continue to troll McDonalds and The Academic take advantage of Facebook Live’s long time delay. For more, keep scrolling!

What Is New

Hacking Snapchat’s Countdown

So you know the countdown clock snapchat published earlier this week that has us all waiting in suspense? The announcement turned out to not be incredibly relevant for the Irish as we’d have to jump across the Irish Sea to see one of the AR artworks. But what we can appreciated is how one software engineer Jonah Grant managed to outsmart Snapchat. By simply changing the date and time on his computer the countdown site went live with the announcement content.

Instagram’s Non Anonymous Polls 

You may have noticed that your opinion has become fairly important on Instagram. Surrounding polls that is. Instagram have introduced Polls in Instagram stories so you can find out finally if your grams are featuring hot dogs or legs. WARNING: before you start giving your valuable opinion you may want to know that your answers are not anonymous. If you have been a little truthful with your answers thinking that nobody would ever find out it was you, you may want to start writing you apology letters now.


In Other News

The Academic Create Something Special Without A Loop Pedal

If you haven’t recorded a Facebook Live video you may not know that the video is actually delayed by around 30 seconds. One band from Mullingar decided they wanted to use this delay to their advantage. The band said on YouTube they “rearranged each instrument on “Bear Claws” to fit Facebook Live’s delay, with each loop getting more complex, adding instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Additionally, by projecting the video live from a soundstage we created an infinite tunnel consisting of all the previously recorded loops.”. With 103,000 views on Facebook and another 868,000 views on YouTube, in just two days it seems to have done its job.

Dropping iPhones and Picking Up A Few Thousand Friends

Dropped your phone in a hard to reach place? One Twitter user feels your pain. Yesterday Liz dropped her phone onto her neighbours balcony below hers and a huge amount of people are completely invested in this story. To be honest she needs all the emotional support in the world at the moment. As her neighbours haven’t returned home yet, her little iPhone has been though a storm and still lighting up with every notification that pops through. We’re praying for a happy ending here. UPDATE: It was a (sort of) happy ending!!

The Future Looks Taller For Dublin

Ever wondered what Dublin with Skyscrapers would like like? Now you don’t have to! Don’t worry a series of tall buildings haven’t been built over night. As part of The Great Dublin Survey by the Dublin Chamber a video accompanied the results showing what Dublin could look like by 2050.

They’re Loving ‘IT’

Burger King loves to troll McDonald’s so when Stephen King’s ‘IT’ came out in cinemas it was too good of an opportunity to pass up on. Take a look at the video below to see how they made the movie their very own Burger King ad.


See you in the next edition!

eightytwenty Social Team

October 6, 2017

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