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Five things in five minutes
Thursday 21 January, 2016

This week we look at the new app making video editing a breeze, a hungover koala and trip to New York City in a series of GIFs. 

Forget photos, London animator James Curran spent 30 days in NYC last year and created a clever GIF for each day of his trip. The NYC Gifathon is a hypnotic and playful look on classic New York activities.

The internet is a haven for foodies and BuzzFeed is going big on Facebook with Tasty and Proper Tasty. With tailor-made fast motion video optimised for Facebook, the two pages are incredibly popular and boast impressive numbers. If you’ve scrolled past one of their videos it’s easy to see why.  

Online sports chat has long sat in Twitter's domain and, surprise surprise, Facebook wants in on the action. Enter Facebook Sports Stadium, a new hub on Facebook that will aggregate all the Facebook buzz about live sporting events in one place. It's a concerted effort to convince advertisers that Facebook is a valuable resource for targeting sports fans.  

Pretty much any brand marketing to millennials will use emoji in anyway they can. Events aren’t really events these days unless there’s a custom emoji associated with them. And apparently #AustraliaDay is best represented by a partying koala.  

2015 was the year of video so it was only a matter of time before someone developed an app to simplify the video editing process. Enter KnowMe, an app to help you create your own mashup videos with ease. 

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