Art Vandelay wrote:Who cares about youtube. What I want to know is how this will affect my favorite viral video website: revver.
Ask and you shall receive, good sir.
This made big news on the company e-mail this morning, as you'd think. Everyone here, well most everyone tends to look at Youtube's movements and seek a crack, but the fact is Revver is still playing catch-up with Youtube. Just because Viacom is asking for YT to take off their content from the site doesn't mean the likes of NBC and Fox will pull off YT. It leaves a dent to their service offering, but the fact is Youtube has that valuable middle ground in content, as well as the community behind it. They have the likes of Adult Swim and UFC, as well as independent brands with solid cult following. This will only slow Youtube down temporarily.
I think what made bigger news in these parts is when Chad Hurley of Youtube announced that they planned on monetizing YT videos over the past weekend....because he alluded to Revver doing this for quite some time. That's good and bad news for Revver. Bad, obviously because if YT played their cards right, they can poach the best of the best content from us and say they have the views to make substantial money. Good, because YT is becoming just as corporate as Google. Not all people including the media conglomerates see that as a good thing.