Meta encourages news curators to switch to short videos to deliver their news. An absurd idea or will it work? / World of digital information

Social media is now the main domain used to spread information very quickly. Meta formerly known as Facebook has been aware of the power dynamics of social media and has therefore used its platform wisely when it comes to news and features.

Last year, Meta encouraged many news curators to use their platform to write their reports and let the world know about the changes taking place. This was not limited to only famous news services, but in fact freelance journalists or editors of all kinds were encouraged to use the platform. That’s not all, they were also paid by the company.

Moreover, the company has taken many other initiatives in the news section and also created a separate page dedicated only to news. While the company has shown great dedication over the past year to written and uploaded news content, it also believes in evolution.

We all know how popular short videos have become on the internet. The trend that started with TikTok has taken root in many other areas as well. Meta realizes that short videos have also shown many great results on their own platform and therefore the company has a new plan.

The tech giant is now encouraging news services to use short videos to deliver news and update it through their apps. Although this may seem absurd to some, let’s look at it this way.

We all use social media and watching videos online has become part of our routine. However, what we don’t do is read big update paragraphs that come through our newsfeed. Therefore, if news services and journalists have started delivering news content in the form of short videos, not only will it reach many people, but a majority will also be updated with events around the world.

The idea isn’t bad, but let’s see how quickly or even if it is adapted by newsmakers and becomes a trend.

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John C. Dent