Facebook watch, The Facebook’s original video-viewing hub is now live for users in the US on mobile, desktop, and Facebook TV. Facebook announced at the end of August that it was rolling out Facebook Watch, a separate tab for hundreds of original shows, with content sponsored by the company and other media partnerships.
After Facebook opens up content creation to the public and not just a selected group of creators, the Watch tab could become a livelier and better-curated place. However, Facebook Watch looks like a sparse version of YouTube, with very few options and cringe-worthy click bait videos like a Chinese Movie, where a woman learns how to call her husband good-looking in Mandarin Chinese, and “Funeral Prank” where people are scared by a moving corpse at a funeral
According to The Verge, there are more meaningful shows like the beautifully haunting short sci-fi French film called Lost Memories, and American Gothic is Overrated, presented by our sister site Vox, which offers a short art history lesson on a viral meme.