Facebook Looks To Rival Google’s YouTube in Online Video; Can Facebook Compete, Attract Top YouTubers?


Facebook trying to muscle into YouTube’s video business and align themselves with YouTube stars; CNET’s Roger Cheng explains

YouTube has the corner on the video market, but Facebook has one-fifth of the world’s population already sharing photos, news reports and videos.

Cheng say Facebook will have aligned themselves with YouTube stars who receive already received a percentage of ad revenue from YouTube. Facebook will have to create a home for the YouTube stars or some type of ad-sharing platform.

Top Ten YouTubers (by single highest ranking channel*)
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PewDiePie 28,349 Subscribers (July 2014) … 39,830,883 (Today)

HolaSoyGerman 18,289,447 Subscribers (July 2014) … 24,560,238 (Today)

Smosh 18,131,434 Subscribers (July 2014) 21,289,254 (Today)

JennaMarbles 13,440,159 Subscribers (July 2014) … 15,555,295 (Today)

Nigahiga 12,484,756 Subscribers (July 214) … 15,386,115 (Today)

Fine Brothers Entertainment 9,000,857 Subscribers (July 2014) … 13,302,078 (Today) [MOVING UP]

ERB (Epic Rap Battles of History) 10,267,353 Subscribers (July 2014) … 12,616,709 (Today) [MOVING UP]

SkyDoesMinecraft 10,067,572 Subscirbers (July 2014) … 11,433,616 (Today) [MOVING UP]

RayWilliamJohnson 10,624,968 Subscribers … 10,737,535 (Today)

Porta dos Fundos 8,571,991 Subscribers (July 2014) … 10,657,920 (Today)

* Some YouTubers have multiple channels which propel them up with a higher number of subscribers. For example Smosh has creators now have eight YouTube channels which pushes their subscriber number over 32 million.

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