Facebook just announced a YouTube competitor called "Watch"

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  1. francis1017

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    "Facebook Watch will let users discover videos outside of their own feed more easily and let them follow favorite content creators."

    Facebook had been rumored to be getting into TV-like shows for months now, but Watch looks more like YouTube. It will let users discover videos outside of their own feed more easily, while also giving them a way to create Watchlists, and an easier means of following the videos made by a favorite artist, brand or publisher like those from Tastemade or Major League Baseball.

    The feature will roll out to a limited number of users, and video creators, in the U.S. first. But Facebook did not disclose specific dates.

    Following its last quarterly earnings update, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told CNBC in an interview, "We are making some early investments to create episodic content."

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    https://ph.news.yahoo.com/facebook-just-announced-youtube-competitor-231000015.html
    https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/08/introducing-watch-a-new-platform-for-shows-on-facebook/

    Another platform to play with.
     
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    silverleafy Supreme Member

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    seems like a good chance to get into
     
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    This part is important for some of us...

    some users will have access to the Watch content and tab starting on Thursday this week. TechCrunch also reports that partners who make original videos exclusively for the social network will make 55% of "ad break revenue" via Watch, giving a 45% split to Facebook!!!
     
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    If creators can monetize their content it's great!
     
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    This would make cross syndication for existing YouTubers too risky. Without the possibility to try out the platform for less effort... Gonna hop on this train as soon as it gets rolled out!
     
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    Still not opened in Europe. I'm waiting the watch platform.
     
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    First time hearing about this. Gonna wait n see how the launch goes before jumping into the bandwagon.
     
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    nice move from fb . it will become video era
     
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    If it is going to be the same extreme PC shit as youtube is right now then i don't see this becoming a great success as a lot of content creators have left YouTube for their extreme PC rules.

    If they are going to be much more liberal with it they could have a great market share, but i would not hold my breath seeing the PC censorship on FB that is going on right now on FB.
     
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    LOL cant beat Youtube.
     
  12. Pluton

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    But it can take a share of audience.
     
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    Hmmm but i dont believe shares on media business.