YouTube and the competition….
YouTube is one of the great examples of what’s happening on the Web. On this site, you can upload video clips of just about anything and YouTube makes them easily viewable by anyone (anyone you want to see your video, you can make them private and only allow your friends/family to see them). The site is so popular that NBC has entered into a deal with them whereby content will be released on YouTube.
It’s fast becoming a platform for budding video producers, TV producers, recording artists and just about anyone else that wants to showcase their home movies to the world… and like everything else, is sparking lots of communication (by way of links being sent to one another and tagging and other Web 2.0 goodies).
Funny that I was recently telling someone I know that does TV presenting that they should start a TV show themselves and promote it via vodcast (video podcast, even though I hate the term vodcast) and YouTube… and how they could use this to get rich, and now there’s another company trying to do the same thing but offer a share of the profit to people whose videos are downloaded more often than others…. (see article on Cnet)
A great idea….