Job sections at Funny or Die intimate making money from comedy videos is harder than ever and some condemn the social-media titan. But a new wave of builders are finding ways to thrive
Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to the social network’s algorithm.” You’ll encounter less public content like affixes from organizations, labels and media ,” he wrote in, predictably, a Facebook status.” The public material you look … should encourage meaningful interactions between people .”
Less than two week ago, longstanding slapstick video website Funny or Die obligated another round of redundancies, after laying off roughly 30% of its staff in 2016. The website’s CEO, Mike Farah, showed his exasperation, tweeting:” There is actually no fund in compiling slapstick online any more. Facebook has completely destroyed independent digital comedy .”
Farah highlights the fact that because it receives so much congestion, makes now post content immediately to Facebook, rather than elsewhere online.” There’s no reason to go to a comedy website that has a video if that video is just right on Facebook ,” said Farah in an interview with Sidesplitter.” Because Facebook does not money publishers, there abruptly grew no fund in preparing high-quality material for the internet .”
So does this mean professionally formed online slapstick will become a act of the past? Is the relevant recommendations of a video disappearing viral dead? And is Facebook actually responsible?
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