Column: Facebook and YouTube's live offerings are about to get interesting

User generated content is about to heap even more pressure on traditional broadcasters

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
11th August, 2016
Facebook users are seeing more live feeds. Pic: Getty

Regular users of Facebook have started to see far more live feeds in their timelines of late. The initial adopters were, unsurprisingly, professional organisations with significant budgets. The concept of live streaming through the social network is hardly new - the UFC pioneered the concept a few years ago - but the power that used to belong to the select few is gaining in adoption by individual users. That's all changing now.

YouTube has undergone...

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