ONE BILLION HOURS VIEWED ON YOUTUBE EVERYDAY – WEEKLY SOCIAL WRAP-UP
Weekly Social Wrap-Up is our update on the most tender, juiciest, leanest cut of news happening in the social media world. Today we look at YouTube’s billion-hour views milestone, Facebook’s new Messenger features and its travel guide app.
Travelling? Let Facebook Be Your Guide!
Facebook has confirmed that it’s releasing “City Guides” – a travel guide that seeks to challenge Foursquare. It will show you a list of cities, where your friends have visited, and recommendations of things for you to do. Presumably it’ll be taking data from user check-ins, so you’ll receive real-life information of what’s hot and what’s not.
Facebook Tests Messenger Reactions
Facebook is currently testing Reactions and a dislike button in order to make Messenger more engaging. It’s only available for a selected few right now, but Facebook has said if users enjoy it then it will be implemented to all users soon. Nice!
One Billion Hours of YouTube Videos Viewed Per Day
YouTube viewers worldwide are watching more than a billion hours of videos everyday. Since 2012 we’re seeing 10 times more viewerships today, threatening to overshadow the traditional viewership of television. The numbers are mind-boggling when you think about it. It’ll take over 100,000 years for you to watch a billion hours all by yourself!
YouTube is currently dominating the online video platform right, and we’ll only see these daily numbers ramp up when it’s starting to roll out its mobile and TV streaming service. It may very likely replace traditional TV commercials in the near future too. Whatever the case may be, we’ll be spending another billion hours on YouTube tomorrow.