Happy Fifth Birthday YouTube

  • GQjock

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    May 18, 2010 10:18 AM GMT
    Billions of views and Uploads have given us 3 mins of gross outs, laughter or sadness
    It's changed our entire society and how we look at media
    Hard to believe that it's only been 5 years

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    May 18, 2010 10:42 AM GMT
    GQjock saidBillions of views and Uploads have given us 3 mins of gross outs, laughter or sadness
    It's changed our entire society and how we look at media
    Hard to believe that it's only been 5 years


    Speak for yourself.
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    May 18, 2010 10:50 AM GMT
    reppaT said
    GQjock saidBillions of views and Uploads have given us 3 mins of gross outs, laughter or sadness
    It's changed our entire society and how we look at media
    Hard to believe that it's only been 5 years


    Speak for yourself.


    Like it or not, Youtube has had an absolutely massive impact on media and information exchange in society. There's no way you can deny this. The fact that anyone can upload a video which is immediately accessible by hundreds of millions of people is mindblowing. It's is naive to suggest that modern media corporations haven't adapted somewhat because of Youtube's influence or conversely that that people's perception and expectations from media companies are the same as they were 5 years ago.
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    May 18, 2010 10:58 AM GMT
    I am not denying that. What I think is ridiculous is to make a blanket claim that, thanks to YouTube, our entire society and how we look at media has changed. This is opinion and nothing more.

    YouTube is a part of the media machine. It is not the media machine, itself.
  • GQjock

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    May 18, 2010 11:21 AM GMT
    I disagree
    Youtube and all the billions of views it gets everyday
    Has changed what we think of media

    Analysts have long been saying that YouTube is a gift for the TV networks: now we have the stats to prove it. CBS announced today that viewers are flocking to their TV shows after seeing the clips on YouTube.
    http://mashable.com/2006/11/21/the-youtube-effect-cbs-gets-massive-boost/

    http://whatsnewmedia.org/2007/01/12/youtube-effect-outpaces-cnn-effect/
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    May 18, 2010 11:54 AM GMT
    Insert facepalm pic here.

    Note that I work for a market research firm, and a very large one at that. We have analysts galore that track all industries, from beauty and fashion accessories, to video games and television ...even the Internet. Google happens to be a client of ours. Analysts will say anything you want them to say as long as the checks continue to clear. Analysts tend to be shills. I never, ever pay attention to anything that "analysts" say - Wall Street or otherwise.

    So, I'm not going to budge. I don't think YouTube has changed our entire society OR how we look at media. Has it changed our society and media on some level? Sure it has, but so has yousuckmycock.com. Try debating this with someone who doesn't use the Internet or watch television (yes, approx. 15% of US households can't be bothered with either television or the Interwebz). It's all relative.
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    May 18, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    Internet 2.0 has destroyed anything genuine as people think record, save, play is all it takes to be a star.

    I hate sharing my birthday with Youtube.
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    May 18, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    Pinny saidInternet 2.0 has destroyed anything genuine as people think record, save, play is all it takes to be a star.

    I hate sharing my birthday with Youtube.
    No, it really hasn't. Instead it's opened up an entire new world of competition for those who really want to be the best.

    Those who have the mindset you described will fade away, while those who have what it takes will at least hang in there and continue to improve until they can make a living - or 2nd income - from their talent.
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    May 18, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    PS. That video is fucking HOT! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif