What is YouTube?
by, 01-24-2013 at 05:37 PM (3518 Views)
Every now and again I venture into YouTube world. I've never understood why YouTube exists and my casual trips onto its pages never really provide an answer. Take a look at the top 10 videos and you'll see a stream of badly filmed videos with no real interest (other than the type of interest generated by people doing "crazy shit"). Dig deeper and you find more.
But every visit, there's something I see more of. Ads. Wait 2 seconds to skip. Wait 5 seconds to skip. (Bizarrely, these ads often illicit more interest than the videos for me.) so whilst people contine to upload Charlie biting a finger, a new bread of YouTube "content providers" appears to have developed. YouTube producers. as they like to be called, are making money. Or so it seems. http://gigaom.com/2013/01/23/youtube...e-bottom-line/
I still find it impossible to find anything decent to watch though, and i can't imagine ever being part of the yiutube "thing". maybe I just don't have what it takes to be a YouTube producer? Should I try?