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    Facebook Videos Are Bringing Back Arts and Crafts

    When was the last time you decorated a cake? That’s a question many Facebook users have asked themselves since the advent of the social media giant’s avalanche of crafting videos. Facebook’s biggest video feature, Live, has been a curious flop: It’s used by corporations, but less so by individuals. Crafting videos, however, have been a surprising hit. These short how-to clips guide viewers in simple projects — or more likely let them relax and craft vicariously — and offer a soothing, hands-on break from scrolling newsfeeds.

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