Wednesday, January 03, 2007

youtube and the lost of innocence

No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden” Elizabeth Bowen



this quote from Elizabeth Bowen does recall what's going on with youtube or, better, gootube.

do you remember the good ol' days when creative people was posting videos, generating buzz, expressing themselves?
do you remind when we all look at this small but fast growing company and asking what will be its future?
well, now we know: youtube has gone corporate.
frankly speaking no one can imagine that google would have spent so much money for philanthropic purpose but it took only few weeks to turn the site into a moneymaker machine.
is it still a social network? how long will it take before the youtube we used to know no longer exists?
the average quality level of the video is embarassing, apparently there is no censorship but the legal disclaimer said the opposite.
and in the meantime, lot of people (the young by the way) are leaving youtube for more free and less adv polluted area such as stickam, dailymotion.

is gootube* still a great place to be?

*copyright by blog maverick, see: http://www.blogmaverick.com/2006/12/27/ripping-on-gootube-again2/






5 comments:

Lewis Green said...

Gianandrea,

Good question. Even (especially) corporations should recognize what their customers' wants, needs and desires are. If Google fails to do so, YouTube goes down the tube.

CK said...

Excellent post indeed. Love the title. I just got a damn email from them and I'm like...what? You're chasing me now?

Ick.

No worries that they need to make money but there is a way to do it that doesn't disservice us/customers.

gianandrea said...

the risk i can see is that too much corporate kills the audience and we may see the youtube tivo sort of.
sounds an interesting business

CK said...

“No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden”

Love that quote.

gianandrea said...

what i find really funny is the best definition for the future come from the past. when we really want to point a concept we dig into the past to get a quote.