Facebook Video Views Hit 8 Billion Daily

What is this?

Facebook has now reached a new milestone. Daily video views on the social media site now averages 8 billion daily. That’s twice the number watched daily as of April of this year. This was announced by Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg during his company’s quarterly earning’s call with investors.

Facebook has 1.55 billion active monthly users counts 3 seconds as a video view as opposed to Youtube’s 30 seconds.

 

Why is this important?

This announcement can make Facebook a top competitor to Google’s Youtube when it comes to digital advertising. Video advertising generates more money for Internet giants compared to text or banner advertisements.

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Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s CEO

What is this?

Twitter has finally embraced Jack Dorsey as its CEO to oversee Twitter’s performance and hopefully come up with a brilliant idea to expand the social media’s audience as well as alleviate its financial losses.

It was once reported that Dorsey dumped for this position by its Board of Directors but they are no convinced that he has the maturity and expertise to make Twitter profitable again as it once was.

 

Why is this important?

Twitter is still one of the most influential social networking media out there but its significant losses in its revenue have been the talk of the town in the business community. This new development is a big leap of faith that Jack Dorsey has to live up to.

“The world needs a Twitter that not only remains relevant, but thrives and continues to redefine what came before it,” Dorsey told analysts Monday during a conference call. “It is our goal to exceed the expectations that the world has for us.”

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Skype Outage Affects Millions Of Users Worldwide

What is this?

Microsoft-owned video service Skype had a worldwide outage Sept 21, 2015 affecting all of its users due to a bug leaving them unable to send a message or even log in to their Skype accounts.

According to Down Detector, which monitors the status of several services, the outage was most prevalent in the UK, Europe and Japan.

“If you’re signed in to Skype, you will not be able to change your status and your contacts will all show as offline even if they are online. As a result, you won’t be able to start Skype calls to them,” the service said on its status page.

Social-networking sites such as Twitter was also abuzz about Skype’s temporary shutdown.

Skype, which was bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion (£5.5 billion) in 2011, has around 300 million users, making it one of the world’s most popular social networks.

 

Why is this important?

This goes to show how fundamental Internet is in the business industry. The temporary outage caused by Skype left a lot of users impaired with regards to communicating with their co-employees or even bosses to those who work remotely. Communication is key and when that is effected, everything goes down!

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Is Facebook Introducing a Dislike Button?

What is this?

The Dislike Button feature in Facebook has been requested quite a number of times already and now it might just happen but not quite.

Finally, this week CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company is building a way for people “to express that they understand and that they relate to you” when you share something sad, such as news of a natural disaster or a death in the family. This new button though will not promote hostility or other negative innuendos by considering a “thumbs down” icon. Zuckerberg expressed that he didn’t want “to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts”.

 

Why is this important?

This can be a good marketing move for Facebook because it will further drive interest and a lot of commentaries to the Internet community. One commendable factor though is how Facebook veers away from making the social networking site a place of negativity by thinking of just adding emoticons to express certain feelings as opposed to the “Dislike Thumbs Down” icon.

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