Humor: Auto-play videos, forever

Humor: Auto-play videos, forever
Facebook and YouTube are in a battle to gain supremacy in video viewership statistics. We say statistics because there are countless ways to actually “count” the number of views a particular video gets.

Facebook gives itself a boost by enabling auto-play in the mobile app if you have a fast data connection. YouTube has auto-play set up to begin playing the next “suggested” video in the queue. It is, perhaps, YouTube’s most annoying feature, unless you remember to turn it off.

Why the run to be king of video view statistics? For advertising sales of course. Facebook arguably has a bit of an edge since the videos are embedded in a timeline of activity a user is scrolling through. However, YouTube still has sheer volume on its side, and by incorporating other embedded videos, or auto-playing on an account’s main page, it can show more pervasive activity.

Even Twitter is getting in on the game, though it is still a work in progress. It is getting to the point that all these networks will develop algorithms to determine how often we might “think” about a video in order to count that as a “view.”

Suddenly, the newspaper isn’t such a bad idea.


source: The Joy of Tech

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12 Comments

1. tedkurd unregistered

Good thing my Android lags so much it can't even auto play. Great feature! #androidmasterrace

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah probably the original Galaxy S, right? XDD

4. gaming64 unregistered

Aww look at this two stupid idots making out. Oh it's just Jakelee still wishing for a girlfriend.

9. tedkurd unregistered

Aww look at this butthurt crying out loud. Oh it's just mad little gaming64 coming to a humor argument with a rifle and grenade.

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

2009 called, they want their joke back.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Good thing I have Facebook++ on my jailbroken 4S, so FY to Facebook. Ah, and inTube so FY to Youtube too. And I couldn't care less about Twitter so FY to Twitter

5. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

And? It was not funny at all! :/

11. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I actually found this one humorous xD "there might be someone else nearby" I died there

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm with you. These comics that PA usually posts are awful, but this one had me in stitches! +1

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This seems and I do not meant this as an insult to anyone, like a typical approach. Just add more!! people are blocking ads on my site! add more ads! make them harder to block! throwing stuff into people's face without even thinking about what they 'might' be doing wrong :( oh well.

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yeah I miss you paper

8. vacillantfall

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Silly phone users. Newspaper Masterrace

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