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#SocialSkim: Facebook Rolls Out 'Watch,' LinkedIn's New Audience Network: 10 Stories This Week

by Christian Neri  |  
September 9, 2017

This week's 'Skim: Facebook takes its YouTube competitor live for all American users; all about LinkedIn's major new Audience Network tool for marketers; WhatsApp finally gets serious about monetization with a free app for businesses; where Snapchat still beats Instagram, and why it matters; the surprising app Millennials describe as more indispensable than Facebook or Instagram; four great ways to increase e-commerce revenue via Facebook; and much more...

Skim for this week's need-to-read social roundup!

1. Facebook rolls out Watch, its YouTube and Netflix competitor, nationwide

Facebook has officially rolled out its new hub for original shows, dubbed Watch, to its users across the US, finally bringing the social network in line to compete with more video-centric platforms, like YouTube, and even Netflix.

Watch has launched with a collection of hundreds of original pieces of content from individual creators to high-profile publishers like Discovery and Major League Baseball.

Though not all Facebook users can upload to the platform just yet, the social network says that capability, as well as the ability for users to make money via ads like on YouTube, will come.

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Christian Neri is a digital marketing professional in the film & television industry, and a contributor to MarketingProfs. An American expat in Paris, he recently completed his MS in digital marketing at IÉSEG School of Management.

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