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By Barry Eitel on Apr 01, 2015

A side project developed by some of Facebook’s staff could redefine how we look at viral video. Facebook announced it is a launching a new stand-alone app, Riff, that lets users collaborate on video like never before. “Having fun with friends is at the heart of the Facebook experience,” according to a blog post published Wednesday by Josh Miller, the product manager of Riff’s inventors, Facebook's Creative Labs. “Recently, a few Facebook employees stayed after-hours to work on a side project. Our hunch was that if you could make videos collaboratively, the creative process would be more fun and the final product would be cooler.” The idea apparently came out of last year’s obsession with the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenging and response style of that viral craze caused Facebook to won

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