Tag: Social Media

Development Update

Yesterday we cancelled the live stream and commentary of the Nova Scotia COVID19 update by TLDR Press. When we were preparing for the launch of FrostTek Productions, we were looking at all of the old projects from the Eaton Media Group. We decided that now that everybody’s health and wellness had finally stabilized, which projects were going to stay in which projects were indeed going to be cancelled permanently. We looked at what we wanted to accomplish, and because we finally have access to truly high-speed Internet, we realized that there are so many more things we can do.

When we started looking at what we could do, we realized that although our previously existing infrastructure was reasonably proficient, it could not deal with the production schedule that we were looking at putting together. Fortunately, we were able to pick up a number of things in store and other things were in stock but available for online order only. Several orders were placed from many different vendors for a lot of electronic equipment. Other items were ordered in early December, and as of yesterday, we received an influx of emails telling us that those key components that we need to function have finally shipped out. They were initially supposed to be here before Christmas, but that didn’t happen.

Another thing that was stopping official production from starting was licensing. To do something and be above board, we have to ensure that the proper licensing is in place. We were finally granted our primary license shortly before Christmas and decided that we couldn’t launch things until after the Christmas holiday with everything that was going on. We have been testing multiple different types of recording and streaming software. We are pleased to announce that we have finally chosen a software streaming package and purchased the appropriate licensing to move forward with regular live broadcasts.

We had initially tested the software and several other software suites to give us more capabilities, but we finally narrowed it down. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, all of our remaining hardware should finally arrive, and we will be able to get into total production.

Also, we have been busy consulting our legal team on the different policies for the operations of TLDR Press. We previously announced that we had created the social media policy. This was not an easy task, and it took a lot of consulting to come up with something that most people think is very straightforward. We are also working on a privacy policy for TLDR Press, and we hope that that should be finished soon. There is a considerable amount of detailed writing to complete, which takes time.

tl;dr Press Social Media Policy

A lot of consulting is currently going on here at FrostTek Productions as we are swamped rolling out all of the details and infrastructure to support TLDR Press. As part of this rollout, we are working with a group of consultants to create the appropriate policies that will regulate how we as an organization function and how we handle online communications. We are proud to announce that we have completed TLDR Press’s social media commenting policy. This policy will be modified for each of our digital properties as we build them out.

TLDR Press (part of FrostTek Productions) uses social networking platforms to connect and interact with different audiences. Besides our website, we share content on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, BitChute, Rumble, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Twitch & Tiktok. Each of these social networking platforms has its privacy policy. Please see our privacy policy for more information (Coming Soon).

We encourage public interaction and communication about the content we post on our social media accounts. The person who posts a comment is solely responsible for the comment’s content. However, this does not imply that TLDR Press agrees with or accepts any public comment’s content, opinions, or views.

While we do not discriminate against views or opinions posted to our social networking accounts, we reserve the right to remove or not approve any comment. A comment will not be edited or modified to remove unacceptable content; the entire comment will be deleted. All comments submitted to our website will be reviewed before posting. Some of the reasons we may remove or not approve a comment are listed below:

  1. Abusive, vulgar, obscene, racist, threatening, or harassing comments.
  2. Libel, slander, or personal attacks of any kind, including offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups.
  3. Spam, including content that promotes products or services or contains gratuitous links.
  4. Making unsupported accusations.
  5. Comments that suggest or encourage illegal, dangerous, or destructive activity.
  6. Duplicate posts.
  7. Clearly off-topic.
  8. Political campaigning or lobbying.
  9. Use of multiple accounts to sidestep temporary or permanent restrictions

Repeated violations may result in a temporary suspension of the ability to comment. In extreme cases, we may outright prevent someone from commenting permanently. Suppose the algorithm or a moderator discovers that you have multiple accounts or are using multiple accounts to sidestep our social media policy. In that case, all accounts will immediately be terminated and will receive a permanent suspension from all interactions of TLDR Press and FrostTek Productions social networking accounts.

Moderating and posting comments should only be expected to occur during regular business hours.

TLDR Press uses various third-party social media services for outreach. Use of these social media services may require a membership that subjects users to policies, requirements, or rules beyond the control of TLDR Press or FrostTek Productions. TLDR Press does not endorse membership in a particular social media service and takes no responsibility for any content that other users may post. Communications made through social media services will not, in any way, constitute legal or official notice to FrostTek Productions or any of its entities, officials, or employees. The views expressed in comments and posts on our website reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of TLDR Press or FrostTek Productions.

TLDR Press Launched!

TLDR Press (tl;dr Press) went live for the first time yesterday across multiple platforms. We did encounter some issues with the broadcast, but at the same time, it was a significant achievement. It’s one thing to broadcast to a single platform in one resolution like 1080P; It’s another to be able to broadcast to multiple platforms at 1080P. Traditionally, when broadcasting to numerous platforms, the signal (quality) gets downgraded from 1080P to 720P, which many people find unacceptable. We can now broadcast to up to seven different platforms with our current license, thanks to a new broadcasting and streaming system that we’ve discovered. Depending on how well things go, we can expand that up to 10 platforms and potentially even 15 simultaneous streams.

It’s not an easy task to launch a new platform and indeed in the early days, there were many disagreements amongst members of the team on what type of name we should assign this new project. Originally we were going to call it the Nova Scotia Government Review. Its sole purpose was to report on what Nova Scotia Government officials and agencies were saying so that the people of Nova Scotia would understand what’s going on or at least not what’s actually going on instead of what the corporate media tell them.

It was a matter of sitting down one evening and looking at a bunch of news stories and hearing one person complain about how there was just too much information coming in, so he said, “what’s the tldr?”

At that moment, after realizing that so many people find news articles and stories simply too long to read, we had to come up with something different, and that’s where the name was officially changed to TLDR Press or as stylized tl;dr Press.

After a few hours of looking at different styles of logos, we were able to come up with something simple yet elegant that stands out from all of the rest. If you look back to the top of the page, you can see the brand’s official logo. As seen in the image below, we also have a very simple header image used in streaming when there’s nothing to be displayed on the screen. These images are designed to be clean and straightforward.

Once we had a name picked out, we had to start creating all of the social media accounts and all the accounts across the different broadcasting platforms. We do not have addresses for many of the accounts yet, but we will gladly provide them once they are officially released. Since yesterday was the first official live stream that we will be converting to a podcast, it will take the next 10 to 14 days for the podcast episodes to be distributed across all nine platforms that we are hoping to be listed. Therefore, we should update those addresses towards the end of January.

If you want to follow, like or subscribe, check out the links below to our different social media channels and broadcasting platforms.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PressTLDR

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PressTLDR

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZAr-iZ14uHzJP0t1kDl1w

Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/uPBPjSvGTin4/

Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1214843

After setting up the social media accounts and broadcasting channels, we completely forgot about our domain name and that’s very important. It was hard to find a name because TLDR is a concise phrase, and it’s on the top of many people’s lists. We wanted something unique and something that people would be able to remember. We know that everybody is used to your standard .COM or we prefer to use .CA, so we had a look at the different extensions that you can now purchase and decided to go with something new but also highly premium.

After pouring through quite literally hundreds of different domain extensions, we finally settled on one that we think everyone will love. We are pleased to announce our official domain name for TLDR press will be tldr.press

We purchased the domain name and have migrated the DNS information to our current server. We are currently using a placeholder to look for an appropriate content management system. We hope to have the website up and running by the end of this week, at least in a basic form. Once we get better analytics on the performance of TLDR Press, we will be moving it to its own server, so it doesn’t interfere with the operations of the frost tech mainframe.