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Facebook Now Expands Ad Breaks to Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu

Videos with a minimum duration of three minutes posted only in page other than the profile can be monetised

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Until now ad breaks were uavailable only in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam. VOA

Facebook is expanding money spinning ad breaks to Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada and Telugu as it was available only in select languages so far.

Number of pages using ad breaks has tripled and those earning over $1,000 per month has gone up by eight times while there has been a three fold increase in pages earning $10,000, Prajesh Rajwat, director and head of product at Facebook, said at the International Press Day meet here.

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Videos with a minimum duration of three minutes posted only in page other than the profile can be monetised. Pixabay

Until now ad breaks were available only in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam. Videos with a minimum duration of three minutes posted only in page other than the profile can be monetised.

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Ad breaks are only available to pages that publish videos in certain languages and countries. Videos that include multiple languages are not eligible for monetisation at the moment. More countries and languages will be supported in 2019. (IANS)

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Wikipedia Co-founder Launching Social Media Website “WT: Social”

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named "WT: Social" which will compete Facebook and Twitter

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social media website names "WT: Social". Pixabay

Intended to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms.

Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like Wikipedia.

Like those platforms, WT:Social will let users share articles. But WT:Social will be funded by donations, rather than advertising.

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Like other social media platforms,Wikipedia’s WT:Social will let users share articles. Pixabay

“The business model of social media companies, of pure advertising, is problematic. It turns out the huge winner is low-quality content,” Wales was quoted as saying by Financial Times, according to an Engadget report.

It started as Wikitribune — a site that published original news stories with the community fact-checking and sub-editing articles. The venture never gained much traction, so Wales is moving it to the new platform with a more social networking focus.

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WT:Social will be free to join, but at the moment, you either have to sign up for a waitlist, donate or invite friends. Just a month old, it already has 50,000 users, the Engadget report added. (IANS)