When something reaches "critical mass" which I think YT has, it becomes an entity of it's own, takes on a life of it's own. The sheer amount of Main Stream Media coverage that YT gets is staggering when compaired to other forms of online media. When I read about blip, or bloggers or vloggers it is usually in "tech" magizines, like PC World, CNet, etc, MOST of the arricles that I see about YT come from the MSM, THAT is what "regular" people are reading and watching. let's face it if you are on this group or one similar you are NOT a "regular" person, (and I don't mean that in a bad way) but for the average person, I really think YT is online video.
Now that doesn't mean it is the only source or the only way to go, but it is a force and a very powerful one. Look at it this way Microsoft is not the best operating system out there, most people know that but when most people think of computers they think of PC's and mircosoft, not Apple and while Apple is great and has a strong following, it by far is eclipsed by MS.....because that is what people know, they made it easy, YT has made it easy and to most ease of use will always win the day. but that is just my opinion ;) I will look at the article this evening when I have time to really read and digist it, look forward to it.... Heath http://batmangeek7.blogspot.com PS And yes Josh, the Ipod is better....but the creative Zen I just got is pretty nifty as well.. ;) --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > Everyone said, "That needs to go on YouTube", this from guys and gals > > in age from 20 something to over 50, "This needs to go on > > YouTube"....NOT "hey put it on your site or upload it to blip or > > Revver", or whatever, no it HAS to go on YouTube..... > [...] > > Maybe I am wrong, I want to be wrong in some ways but I gotta say > > based on my very informal "test"...the YouTube "debate" is over..... > > I think that, while you're touching on a point, it's not 100% the point. > I wrote a massive LiveJournal post on how I see the "economics" of > blogging working, which is the long form and context of what I'm going to > say here. If you're interested on my thoughts, you can find it at > http://cuplan.livejournal.com/256364.html#cutid1 > > Basically, though, I think that it's a bit post hoc ergo propter hoc to > suggest that YouTube is online video. While it has, for now, become a big > brand name for people, I don't think that, in the terms of "the economics > of blogging" as I see them, that YouTube is actually the end-all when it > comes to carving out a name for yourself in online video. Consider that > MySpace or LiveJournal or whatnot is considered the one-stop location for > blogging, too, but the most popular blogs are kept on the sites of their > creators. > > So, much like I think someone with a lot of creativity needs to use a > MySpace page as part of their marketing plan, I also think that a > successful online video producer will vastly benefit by throwing a few > bones on YouTube. At the end of the day, though, YouTube doesn't strike > me as where you ant to make camp...just a place to visit and promote > yourself. > > -- > Rhett > http://www.weatherlight.com/freetime >