I saw this story this morning 24 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute and thought to myself, "How can anyone get any serious consideration of their well produced videos on YouTube when competing against that volume of content uploading?" The answer is, they can't!
Although YouTube started out as a great platform to get wide coverage, that website is now being swamped with video garbage at an unbelievable rate. Since YouTube still has not turned a profit, how long can they continue to function? Who will continue to pay for the broadband and server charges necessary to continue this expansion, if it does not become a profit-generating entity? Obviously, Google has deep-pockets and will continue to try and make YouTube profitable, because of its massive popularity and advertising potential, but when will this bubble burst?
On the other hand, those who make quality videos now find in YouTube a great platform for streaming their products with exceptional quality, but should wake up to the reality that they can no longer depend on YouTube alone to promote it and seek viewers. It appears that the smart quality digital content creator is going to need to explore new avenues for promoting their works and reaching the desired audience.