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More Creators Can Now Make Money on YouTube
YouTube Lowers Monetization Requirements for Creators.
New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino Sets Out Vision for the Platform.
YouTube Makes It Easier for Small Creators to Earn Money
YouTube is lowering the eligibility requirements for creators to make money from their channels. Starting today, creators will only need to have 500 subscribers and 2,000 watch hours in the past 12 months to be eligible for the YouTube Partner Program. Previously, creators needed to have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours.
The change is part of YouTube's effort to make it easier for smaller creators to make money from their content. YouTube says that the new requirements will allow more creators to "focus on creating great content and engaging with their audiences."
The new requirements are being met with mixed reactions from creators. Some creators are happy that they will now be able to monetize their channels with fewer subscribers and watch hours. Others are concerned that the lower requirements will lead to a flood of low-quality content on YouTube.
Only time will tell how the new requirements will affect the quality of content on YouTube. However, it is clear that YouTube is making a concerted effort to make it easier for smaller creators to make money from their content.
Here are some additional details about the new monetization requirements:
Creators who do not meet the requirements will still be able to upload videos and share them with their subscribers.
Creators who are close to meeting the requirements but do not have enough subscribers or watch hours will be able to see a progress bar that shows how close they are to reaching the goal.
Creators who have been previously monetized but fall below the new requirements will have 90 days to reach the new minimums before they are demonetized.
YouTube says it will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed.
Twitter's new CEO, Linda Yaccarino, sent her first memo to employees on Monday, June 12.
In the memo, Yaccarino echoed her boss Elon Musk's stated goal for the company to be the “global town square.” She said that Twitter has the potential to be “the most accurate real-time information source in the world.”
Yaccarino also said that she wants Twitter to be a more welcoming place for all users. She said that the company needs to do a better job of “moderating content and preventing abuse.”
Yaccarino's memo comes at a time when Twitter is facing scrutiny over its handling of misinformation and hate speech. The company has also been criticized for its slow response to abuse on the platform.
Yaccarino's appointment as CEO is seen as a sign that Musk is serious about making Twitter a more inclusive and welcoming place. However, it remains to be seen how she will address the company's challenges.
Here are some of the key points from Yaccarino's memo:
Twitter has the potential to be “the most accurate real-time information source in the world.”
The company needs to do a better job of “moderating content and preventing abuse.”
Twitter needs to be a more welcoming place for all users.
Yaccarino's memo is a sign that Musk is serious about making Twitter a more inclusive and welcoming place. However, it remains to be seen how she will address the company's challenges.