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The Facebook Flick is a New Unit of Time That Improves Editing Harmony

 - Jan 24, 2018
References: github & theverge
There's no doubt that Facebook already has an outsize impact on the world, as evidenced by the criticisms the social network has weathered in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election, but Facebook Flicks are a different story altogether. Flicks are a new unit of time invented and released by Facebook, and while that might sound ominous, it isn't nearly as much of a portent as one could imagine.

Facebook Flicks were designed to deal with a very specific problem in a very specific context. The new time unit, which is slightly larger than a nanosecond, allows video producers to measure the length of their video frames without having to use decimal points, ultimately making it easier to edit audio and video footage. The unit translates between any frequency, so it's versatile enough to help any producer.