Facebook may become top video sharing site: Report

New York: Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers.

An analysis based on 20,000 Facebook pages and 180,000 posts over one year found that Facebook is now a real threat to YouTube in terms of video consumption.

“The content marketers are directly uploading video content to Facebook, meaning that Facebook is retaining the traffic at the expense of YouTube,” reported Socialbakers, a social media analytics company, on its website.

“This is a big deal for YouTube. They could lose a big percent of their distribution,” Jan Rezab, CEO of Socialbakers, was quoted as saying.

This means users will stay on Facebook instead of leaving, he added.

According to the report, “Marketers are going to continue to use the network that is most effective for gaining engagement. Basically, there are no signs of the trend reversing from its current path.”

In September, Facebook announced that it was serving up to one billion videos a day.

IANS

Posted from WordPress for Android

Advertisements

About lankapage

We are an online publication (Educational Purpose Blog) made up largely of what we call “disintermediated” news – that is news without a spin put on it by a journalist, published as it’s delivered to Lankapage. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. Images and text owned by other copyright holders are used here under the guidelines of the Fair Use provisions of United States Copyright Law. Images and text are used here only for the education purpose and are not intended to generate income for the blog, its employees, or its students. That makes us unique. All content is delivered to you as the writer or producer intended — leaving only you to make judgments about what you read or watch, not us.

Posted on October 17, 2014, in Sri Lanka. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Facebook may become top video sharing site: Report.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: