You Tube is a Star
Five months after You Tube hit the web, the Washington Post has declared it a star.
The Washington Post article outlines that You Tube is receiving more than 35,000 new videos daily and 6 million unique daily visitors.
I lack statistics to prove my own assumption that bloggers’ use of You Tube has grown substantially in the last 5 months. Many blogs embed You Tube’s slick & easy video system into their blog posts – taking advantage of a videosharing system that enables one to add content to their weblog with a minimum of fuss.
What remains to be seen is if a site like You Tube, with it’s massive bandwidth requirements, can make a go at being a profitable enterprise in today’s internet marketplace.
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.
YOu really need to read Nathan Weinberg Inside Google article on you tube. HE basically is pissed at them and wants revenge.
I think that the reason You Tube has grown by such leaps and bounds is due to it’s ties to the Blogosphere. Still tracking what I am saying? Allow me to enlighten:
You Tube allows you the ability to take a video and embed it into a website. I know that Google Video does this, but not in the same way. The You Tube embed has a much cleaner, user friendly look and it does not begin playing automatically. Personally, I think that this is proof that if you make a tool that can be easily used and applied in blogging, then you have the potential to be a “star.”