My special Guest today is Michael Cheng, co-founder of Lumen5
Lumen5 is a brand new tool that creates short videos from any link. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze the text content and matches it up with images and video clips from royalty free sites to provide a draft slideshow video with text overlays that you can edit or publish directly.
In the interview, Michael and I talk about what prompted the 5 people behind the tool to create it, what it does and what the next features might be. We talk about the fact that Lumen5 is free right now and Michael is very convincing when he says that there will always be a free version.
At the end, we discuss the very interesting principle that customer support is an important part of product development. Michael Cheng strongly believes that customer support should not be outsourced and sees it as a core responsibility of the development team. In my experience with Lumen5 this has proven to be true in the speed and efficiency of the support I received.
I invite you to listen to the podcast and tell me what you think in the comments or by email: [email protected] .
“Fake News” will certainly be a hot contender for “Word of The Year 2017”. But don’t worry, despite the fact that the term “Fake News” is a favourite expression of the 45th president of the United States this is not a post about politics.
With this article I want to:
– Point out why this topic is important for all content creators and Social Media users
– Show a few tell-tale signs of unreliable information
– Report what does Facebook do to fight fake news?
– Introduce sites that help to quickly check the truthfulness of a post we see
– Share what I learned from a professional journalist about how to make sure you get the full story
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