Come one, come all. If you haven’t checked Facebook in the last few days you should, because now Facebook videos are apparently alive and floating all over your screens.
It usually does not take too long until creator and developer Mark Zuckerberg, comes up with new styles, backgrounds, emoticons to drastically change the interface of the most popular social network known to man: Facebook. Once again, Zuckerberg does not cease to amaze and rises to our expectations. It has always been a good marketing tactic for each and every platform to attempt through different ways to attract its members.
Is seems as if it was only yesterday, when Mark Zuckerberg brought in his newest video format which allowed people to choose which videos to watch based on the how many seconds we, as viewers waited.
On the other hand, the new video window is also an improvement: users can no longer remain immovable on the page and can do whatever they want. Based on the announcements made on thenextweb.com, Facebook has now come up with another button, which, if pressed, a video will automatically start to play by floating on the lower left of the screen. Obviously enough, every person has the possibility to change the whereabouts of the video based on each users’ choice.
Because it always seems too good to be true, unfortunately, as soon as one leaves the Facebook page and enters another website, the videos will no longer move, float or even appear on the screen. Only after returning yet again to Facebook, to the source of its power, can videos once again appear.
Unfortunately, there is one things that Facebook will always lack, and that is originality. Although it has become possible for we as users to both watch a video and still scroll down the page, chances are slim to none for Facebook to take over YouTube’s first place. If indeed, Facebook is attempting to put YouTube out of business, many improvements still need to be made when thinking about not only originally, but also the quality of videos.
It is interesting to see whether or not the new video trend and the possibility of multitasking on a social network will offer to Facebook and its creator the well-deserved respect. Taken into consideration past criticism that Facebook has gained due to the charging of advertisements, streaming videos has lost a big part of its popularity. Now, it will only be a matter of time, to see how people may or may not react to the recent changes and of course, to the changes that are already on the making.
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