This week Instagram rolled out a brand new, long-form video characteristic known as IGTV, which lives each inside the common Instagram app and exists as its personal app. On this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, Mike and Arielle chat about how the brand new format works, what lengthy movies (as much as 60 minutes!) will imply for Instagram and its creators, how Instagram will stack as much as YouTube, and most significantly, whether or not this implies our vertical video futures have formally arrived.
Some notes: You possibly can learn Lauren Goode and Louise Matsakis’s story right here about IGTV and whether or not it may well compete with YouTube.
Suggestions this week: Arielle recommends The Habitat, a brand new non-fiction podcast collection from Gimlet Media, a couple of group of people that volunteered for a year-long mission that simulated residing life on Mars. Mike recommends this story in WIRED by Lisa Wooden Shapiro, a couple of expertise known as Grammarly that helped her cheat dyslexia.
Ship the Gadget Lab hosts suggestions on their private Twitter feeds. Lauren Goode, who returns to the podcast subsequent week, is @laurengoode, and Michael Calore is @snackfight, and Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.
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