BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Photos and selfies are slowly but surely becoming outdated, while videos are becoming more popular which is why Facebook brings the new Live Streaming app.
The social media company is trying very hard to keep up with the demand and make sure each one of its users is content with the way Facebook works and how his or her timeline looks. Since videos are very popular on Facebook and have almost replaced the selfies which people loved and hated at the same time, the company is taking advantage of it and it’s introducing a live streaming app.
The reason why I’m saying the company is taking advantage is because a video also lasts longer than a photo. There is only so much time you can spend staring at a picture, while a video can keep you caught up for entire minutes. And since many of us try to spend less time on social media and we just log in for a short time to check out what’s new, we’ll end by spending a lot more time than planned which will increase Facebook’s popularity.
The app will though, increase Facebook’s money as well. Thanks to this live streaming feature, they will be able to attract more video-based advertising. Similar to what YouTube does, Facebook will try to get the video designs closer to traditional TV, to appeal more to users. They will even divide content into ‘channels’.
So far, Facebook is just testing the waters and they have added a ‘click for more’ button which leads you to a dark screen where you can see the video in full and where you can also find other related materials.
It is expected that in the future online video apps will replace television completely. Besides watching music clips, movies, TV-shows or the news online, you will soon be able to also watch what your friends are doing.
You can even film yourself and stream it life on Facebook for all of your friends to know you’re having fun. The video will be saved and you can watch it even after the stream is finished. The Live Streaming App has become instantly popular with people streaming live videos from U2 concert or Star Wars premiere.
All in all, I’m looking forward to live stream my first video on Facebook and see what my friends have to share as well.
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