Hank Green: Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video

Startling data from Hank Green, writing in Medium: Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video. Obviously I can’t quote the whole article at you, but if you want some idea of how bad the video piracy problem is on Facebook, and how much more reach native-upload video gets than YouTube links, read this. “Facebook is an interesting, emerging platform for us. Reaching an audience is valuable, even if there’s no way to turn that value into money. So I’m excited about the potential future of Facebook as a video platform. But there are a few things that make me wary, not of their ability to grow my business, but of whether they give a shit about creators, which is actually pretty important to me. Let’s go through them one by one.”