Could This Be The Year Youtube Falls?
Over the past several years there have been multiple ways to watch videos from content creators. The main platform of course has been Youtube. For the past 10 years we have gone to youtube for all of our favorite content. Anything from Cat videos to DIY home projects. We have watched music videos like Gangnam Style soar the charts and hit numbers Youtube never thought possible. We have learned things from Youtube. I watched videos on how to build a computer when I first started out. Everyone knows Youtube, just like everyone knows Google and Facebook (funny since Google owns Youtube). As of lately there have been some emerging competition to give Youtube a run for its money.
Vessel is a service founded by several people from the beginning of Hulu, which includes the former CEO Jason Kilar. Vessel is a service similar to platforms like Netflix and Hulu itself. Vessel is a paid subscription service. For $2.99 a month you get early access to videos 72 hours before Youtube. This is a massive revenue increase for content creators. The amount of money content creators can make using Vessel is insane. However it does not seem to be a fan to a lot of people. For right now you can sign up for Vessel and get access for a year. After that you will be paying the monthly fee to watch videos. I have noticed some content creators posting videos on Vessel and not posting on Youtube. Vessel will either be a hit or miss at the end of the day.
Facebook videos are getting 3 billion views a day. Who would of thought that? With a little bit of tweaking the layout for uploading content on Facebook could be a hit as well. There are plenty of Youtube stars that use Facebook as their primary social media account. This could be very good for some of these people.
Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat are the three little ones behind these guys. They rely on short videos, which are great for people that are wanting to get even closer to content creators. Plenty of people use all three multiple times a day. It provides a way for a viewer to feel closer to them, mainly because the videos would not be the typical videos they would upload to Youtube.
When it is all said and done, I don't believe Youtube will fall. I believe Youtube needs to pack a few more punches. They seem to be doing so with the rumors of having a streaming service to battle platforms like Twitch. Let me know in the comments what you think.