Facebook Takes On YouTube By Launching A Competitor Called "Watch"!

in facebook •  last year

Facebook today has announced the launch of a new service called watch, which can only be seen as its efforts to give competion to the popular video aggregation site, You Tube!

According to their announcement, Watch is a platform for shows, and is promoting it as

a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.

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According to the creators, they think a variety of shows could take advantage of the platform and have elaborated them as below:

  1. Shows that engage fans and community.
  2. Live shows that connect directly with fans.
  3. Shows that follow a narrative arc or have a consistent theme.
  4. Live events that bring communities together.

Statistics show that facebook is a close second to youtube when it comes to videos. This could change with the effort put in by FB and we could see a new winner in the game of video aggregation in the future.

So, 'watch' this space in the future!

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Thank you! I knew they were supposed to be launching a video service but didn't see that it came out. Now this is interesting for content creators.

This is going to be huge!!!


Yup, the potential is there....

They have to step it up a notch, all these new social networks are hitting bad on FB! Lets see what happens. Great post! Thanks for sharing!


Yes Fb is getting hit, but they are still head-n-shoulders above the rest, so we will have to wait and watch :)

Thanks, and you are welcome!

But shafting the users even more than YouTube... I just wish Dtube was slicker and usable, that is YouTubes bigger competitor if it gets better. And Soon!