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Is Facebook a threat to Youtube?

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YouTube is such a big asset to Google that I believe it is one of the reasons why some people are actually using Google Plus. Recently there are now some people who are gaining internet Celebrity status with Facebook videos.  At this moment Facebook videos cannot be monetized but there are already plans to monetize them. I started to notice that many Facebook videos are starting to get viral though some people illegally reuploads them on YouTube. I don't remember Dailymotion or Vimeo having their own viral videos but Facebook is now able to accomplish something YouTube is known for. For sure YouTube is the most established video sharing site but Facebook is a dominant Social Network and they already have the high population of members.

I want to know what is your opinion on the potential rivalry between 2 giants.  Do you think Facebook can compete  against YouTube when they were not originally known for videos?

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Depending on the strategy of Facebook, it can be a threat or not. Youtube pays the videos via Adsense and Facebook has no experience in that aspect. What I mean is that Facebook may not be comfortable in sharing their revenue to the users so I think that paid video in Facebook is just testing the waters. We will know when it is finally launched and that posters of videos get paid. For now, it is a wait and see.

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A very smart move. It seems Mark is not ready to let this go and is doing everything in his power t keep his social network relevant (well played!). Kudos to him, last year me and some friends were talking about how it seemed Facebook was going to die after a few years,, but after reading this it seems  Mark is coming up with some new tactics!  

I don't think Facebook will  be able to ever compete with YouTube though, since the former specializes on videos only and a lot people prefer that platform because they can definitely reach a wider audience... unless Facebook creates a separate site completely dedicated to Facebook videos, which can be accessed even by people who don't have Facebook.

Maybe then we could start talking about a competence... and am not even sure Facebook would stand a chance against YouTube... even  under those circumstances. 

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Facebook and YouTube are two entirely different beasts, even though they feed off the same thing...us.

Without posts, comments, likes, pages and channels, both sites would 'be dead in the water. While their business might cross over from time to time, in my opinion people will always use YouTube to watch the latest cat videos, just like they'll always use Facebook to post about what they've had for their dinner.

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Facebook is trying to go beyond selfies and Food porn though. Their video uploading service are starting to produce Viral videos too and there are now people who are called "Facebook celebrities" I am sure video monetization will come into the horizon. That is when they become threatening because if you think about it, they already have a lot of members so its easier to make their videos more viral and have the likes, dislikes and comments. 

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They introduced 360° video for some people, so it's clear that Facebook wants to get presence in the video area too. I don't think that Facebook will replace YouTube, they're different and contents generated are in a different context. They will eventually coexist.

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In fact I was under the impression that as both of them are in different business zones, it was not a matter of concern.  But now Facebook is slowly conquering the YouTube kingdom.  The recent addition of 360 degree view in video is just the beginning of a war between these two I think.  We can expect similar initiatives from YouTube too very soon. It is also heard that Facebook is planning to start a monetization program for videos as YouTube does.  This clearly indicates that  a competition is going on between Facebook and YouTube.

But it will be ultimately beneficial to end users when they are forced to come up with new innovative ideas.  Only time will tell who will win the battle.

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That's a very interesting point you made about viral videos from Facebook. That's very true and I didn't realize that. In that sense, I can see how it might be taking the reigns over YouTube. But I don't think it will definitely take over. They're still different.

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For sure YouTube is the most established video sharing site but Facebook is a dominant Social Network and they already have the high population of members.

I want to know what is your opinion on the potential rivalry between 2 giants.  Do you think Facebook can compete  against YouTube when they were not originally known for videos?

I don't think so. At least not in it's current form. They are too different and attract different uses. They may coexist fine at some point but I really don't see FB being competition for YouTube without a lot of changes and heavy promotion. The changes and the promotion would be costly and the return would need to justify the effort.

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They introduced 360° video for some people, so it's clear that Facebook wants to get presence in the video area too. I don't think that Facebook will replace YouTube, they're different and contents generated are in a different context. They will eventually coexist.

I had no idea about the 360 view at all! Too bad I no longer have any kind of interest in Facebook, or else I'd be checking this right now.  But yeah, I share your opinion, not in a million years Facebook (not  the way things are now) is ever going to be able to compete against YouTube...  Facebook is big, but not as big as YouTube.. plus they are two very different sites.  It's like comparing a red apple to a yellow banana... 

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YouTube is way too big for Facebook to have any chance, but this recent thing from Facebook, trying to gain ground on the video market, is no surprise, since their rivalry with Google is a well known fact.

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I don't believe YouTube should be threatened by Facebook. As was stated earlier, they are two different services that are powered and maintained by their respective user base. People go to Facebook to chat, share jokes and news, reconnect, etc. The video aspect of Facebook is not the primary reason people use it (at least not everyone). People go to YouTube to look at video tutorials, cool videos, make money off videos, etc. The video aspect is YouTube's calling card. The chats and comments made by the users help, but you don't see people going to YouTube to connect with friends and family or share a personal status. 

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I had no idea about the 360 view at all! Too bad I no longer have any kind of interest in Facebook, or else I'd be checking this right now.  But yeah, I share your opinion, not in a million years Facebook (not  the way things are now) is ever going to be able to compete against YouTube...  Facebook is big, but not as big as YouTube.. plus they are two very different sites.  It's like comparing a red apple to a yellow banana... 

Actually, it's pretty cool. Youtube supports 360 video too, when used with the Google Cardboard.

You can check it out in your PC (no facebook login needed), it works with your mouse, mobile devices might be able to use gyroscope and offer a better experience. Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/videos/1030579940326940/

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I don't believe YouTube should be threatened by Facebook. As was stated earlier, they are two different services that are powered and maintained by their respective user base. People go to Facebook to chat, share jokes and news, reconnect, etc. The video aspect of Facebook is not the primary reason people use it (at least not everyone). People go to YouTube to look at video tutorials, cool videos, make money off videos, etc. The video aspect is YouTube's calling card. The chats and comments made by the users help, but you don't see people going to YouTube to connect with friends and family or share a personal status. 

Facebook is starting to have their very own Video Celebrities though. That is something use to be exclusive on YouTube. Facebook videos are still not monetized though they were on the road to it. Facebook viral videos gets more national attention on my country that the most recent YouTube viral videos. I believe it will became a threat once it started to gain grounds in the United States.

One mor tng, Youtube is associated with Google plus, a service that is not even as popular as Tumblr. Fake book videos were Associated with Facebook which is more popular than Google plus.

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Actually, it's pretty cool. Youtube supports 360 video too, when used with the Google Cardboard.

You can check it out in your PC (no facebook login needed), it works with your mouse, mobile devices might be able to use gyroscope and offer a better experience. Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/videos/1030579940326940/

Truly neat indeed!  I had no idea YouTube also supported 360! I wonder what kind of channels support those? In all this time I have failed to see a video supporting 360 over there, if only they made it universal, :P  Now that would be really awesome! Specially useful while watching certain videos. Something like that I think would attract even more people.

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I'm actually undecided on this one so only time will tell. As of now, Youtube is still the go to site for videos, so it won't be an easy feat for Facebook to steal that title from Youtube. But who knows, maybe one day it will surpass the success of Youtube. I just doubt it at this point. 

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With YouTube being entirely relying on video content, any viewers that Facebook takes away will be counted as a success, and while it won't effect the popularity of YouTube, if one month the views are down, then it might sting a bit to know that a rival is muscling in on their territory so to speak.

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Nah, in my opinion that will never happen. I'm pretty sure that 90% of Youtube users use it to listen to music, well, not 90% but at least 70%, and they use it at the same time as facebook. And facebook doesn't provide such good service, playlists and stuff like that! Youtube can't fear facebook, they are 2 distinct services!

In fact, in my computer I prefer to watch videos on youtube because the latest versions of facebook are really have for my PC and I decided to quit my account because of that! So I am sure that this happens with lots o people, facebook being a little slow sometimes, principaly when watching videos!

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Facebook can never become a threat to Youtube. Youtube is a completely different type of service and doesn't coincide with Facebook at all. The video player,subscriptions,playlists,etc of Youtube are far more advanced and easier to use compared to Facebook.

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While like I've said I don't think Facebook will ever be a threat to YouTube, but if I was one of the smaller video sites I might become slightly more worried.

YouTube I think will always 've the first site that people will visit when it comes to watching videos, but if the second site they use us then Facebook, sites like dailymotion and vimeo might be under threat.

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Facebook can be a threat once they started to have their own stars or YouTube stars decided to move their content in Facebook. There are  YouTube stars who quits YouTube because their channels are not as profitable as they use to be due to changes in algorithm.

Just imagine if Facebook managed to convinced major YouTube stars like Jenna Marbles or Fred. Both YouTube stars are not as active as they use to be. 

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But Facebook is gradually conquering the fields of YouTube.  Facebook has been in news recently for its enormous growth in video views.  But the fact remains that in YouTube a 30 seconds view is considered as a complete view whereas in Facebook it is less than 10 seconds. Facebook is definitely going to be a threat to YouTube in coming days as it is continuously improving its video sharing/viewing experience.  Yes YouTube is more established as a video sharing platform, but who knows what future has in store.

If YouTube has to survive it has to come up with some innovative ideas.

 

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3 hours ago, itaddict said:

But Facebook is gradually conquering the fields of YouTube.  Facebook has been in news recently for its enormous growth in video views.  But the fact remains that in YouTube a 30 seconds view is considered as a complete view whereas in Facebook it is less than 10 seconds. Facebook is definitely going to be a threat to YouTube in coming days as it is continuously improving its video sharing/viewing experience.  Yes YouTube is more established as a video sharing platform, but who knows what future has in store.

If YouTube has to survive it has to come up with some innovative ideas.

 

No it isn't. They aren't even close to conquering anything. Growth isn't a sign of overtaking or conquering a competitor. 

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