Sunday, July 16, 2006

YouTube serves up 100 mln videos a day - Yahoo! News

I saw this article about YouTube and was surpised that it has done so well so fast.
Since springing from out of nowhere late last year, YouTube has come to hold the leading position in online video with 29 percent of the U.S. multimedia entertainment market...
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YouTube videos account for 60 percent of all videos watched online...
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The site specializes in short -- typically 2-minute -- homemade, comic videos created by users. YouTube serves as a quick entertainment break or viewers with broadband computer connections at work or home.
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In June, 2.5 billion videos were watched on YouTube, which is based in San Mateo, California and has just over 30 employees. More than 65,000 videos are now uploaded daily to YouTube, up from around 50,000 in May, the company said.
To my untrained eye, that looks like a real opportunity for chapters to make and post their own videos showing "All-Sing", "Skit Night", or even rush videos. They could link them to the Chapter web sites, send links in email, and so on.

Of course aspiring filmmakers can use it too. Earlier this year we posted a "Cribs" parody video here from YouTube. It was not a rush video!. Today we went to see if there were any more cool SigEp videos up there - we already have a link on the sidebar so it was easy. Sure enough, the one called "Fight This" was a minor gem. Oh, it's not a rush video either!

Fight This


YouTube serves up 100 mln videos a day - Yahoo! News

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