Youtube Gaming and new Facebook algorithms
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YouTube might be the world leader in video hosting and streaming… but not in the gaming world, where Twitch is king.
But not so fast – YouTube Gaming is coming soon.
Youtube Gaming will be a standalone app and site focused on video game related content.
Much like Twitch, YouTube Gaming has pages dedicated to specific games, from online to console gaming.
YouTube Gaming will be available in the U.S. and U.K. in the summer.
Something new is also coming to Facebook.
Facebook is tweaking its algorithms again.
This time, it will measure the amount of time you spend looking at things in your feed, whether or not you actively interact with it.
In a post on Facebook’s Newsroom, the tech giant explains how this new algorithm works.
If you scroll past an item without stopping for long, Facebook will conclude you don’t care about that content.
But if the the post stays on your screen for a while, Facebook will take it as a signal – it’s something you’re interested in.