Thursday, August 17, 2006
YouTube down again.
One of my favorite qualities about YouTube is the lack of commercialism. I'm mentioning this because it is down once again today and I kind of feel a little compassion for the guy who started YouTube and now has a giant beanstalk on his hands.

YouTube is a wonderful idea and a wonderful Blogging tool but I can understand the expense and headaches they are now experiencing. What if YouTube was Blogger supported?

Instead of YouTube taking on big commercial accounts to pay for their expenses, employing annoying pop-up ads, ad-aware and the other nasties of internet commercialism. They could soar higher and still maintain the respect of the Blogging community who utilize YouTube the most. If they offered us a competitive advertising deal.

Perhaps as simple as a sidebar ad - or Blogroll of supporters and Blogging Shareholders. No fees, keep the service itself free - but the only advertising would be by us. The users and contributors to this wonderful video service. The highest on the list equal to he/she who collectively gave the most money and alph-order for those who share the same costs. An easy Paypal sort of system where we could sneak in .50 cents a week or $5 here and there to increase our Blogger spot on the supporting YouTube Blogroll and become a shareholder?

Anyone else out there love YouTube and want to see it stay up? Would you support it in such a non-intrusive way? Or would you rather suggest another Video Database that is equal or better than YouTube? Just some thoughts on this cloudy, Thursday morning.
Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 11:33 AM  
4 Comments:
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Tess said…

    I prefer dropshots, but w/ the freeness of it you only get 2 min videos. Oh well.

     
  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger Ian said…

    It's got a funny clip of the Simpsons guys doing their voices on Conan O'Brien :)

     
  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger alessia said…

    I like dropshots, too, but I wish they'd update their mac software. And the free account is limiting: short videos, and only 2.
    But you can create several accounts :) I have one for nearly every trip :D

     
  • At 8:46 PM, Blogger Reverberate58 said…

    I'm not allowed to spend any money on frilly things for my blogging! :( that is why I am still on blogger. Not that I am one of those complainers. I have never really had a bad day I always upload a photo. Sure on some days it is very slow but for me it has always come through. I think YouTube is suffering from the same issues Blogger is. Too many people all at one time. They aren't prepared for it and it is too overwhelming.

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