Mark Zuckerberg

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Thorin McGee is editor-in-chief and content director of Target Marketing and oversees editorial direction and product development for the magazine, website and other channels.

Facebook may have more than a billion eyeballs on it, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to keep them there. That’s why his social media empire invested $50 million in Facebook Live content, announcing that the likes of Kevin Hart, Gordon Ramsay, Deepak Chopra and NFL quarterback Russell Wilson will appear in streaming videos.

Facebook could soon be more important to marketers than Google, if Wall Street analysts are right. The soothsayers are already noticing Facebook pulling digital advertising market share away from Google and lesser competitors, Twitter and LinkedIn. What’s on the horizon, though, will really update Facebook’s status in marketers’ minds.

The trope is, Facebook is for family and friends, LinkedIn is for colleagues and Twitter is for acquaintances. No more. On Wednesday, Facebook flipped the script. Facebook is launching an app called "Work," which is sure to make Yammer unhappy.

Starting with publishers, Facebook representatives are offering to host content on the social media site and eliminate the clickthrough—while sharing in the ad revenue. To Marcus Wohlsen of Wired, this seems like the beginning of a huge move by Facebook to host videos, news and content from public figures all in one place and make direct site visits even more rare

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