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It's like "Pop-up Video" for the masses.
Too simple. It serves an important purpose. It is not more or less than that.What is your solution?I suggest other sites that are very editorially smart and thoughtful ... not to replace Goo-Tube but to balance it.Harveywww.burningshorts.com
Agreed. YouTube definitely (obviously) has its place in the fight for online content housing. If I want to watch concert footage of The Police from the early 80's, where else am I gonna find that? Journey videos, next day footage of REM's rehearsals in Dublin, and of course that kitten & rooster clip.
I'm glad someone out there is housing all this stuff. I want it all housed somewhere! If I want to watch an episode of MASH, I want to go online, click it and watch it. It should be that simple. If I want films from Iran or Tokyo or India, I go to Jaman.com. Netflix now lets me stream Jaws as part of my monthly service (all be it in totally crappy quality). To me, the ideal goal of the internet is immediate access to everything, when I'm ready to consume it.
TV, you're a thing of the past.
I agree with you in the sense that a great film is like a fine dinner with a good wine, whereas YouTube is like Doritos. But every once in a while you just want some Doritos :-)
Boring to you, but clearly not a ton of people.
Every thing has its place and YT has one that fills in a void for a number of people. If you want to reminisce about your 80's childhood, go search for Transformer, GI Joe or other cartoons and tv shows (Fraggle Rock anyone?) and check out clips.
I use YT for both personal and business (it is a GREAT way to expose some of my content to a larger audience and build a brand) and when it comes to personal, the few times I do use it, I usually check out endings of videogames I just never beat or videos of someone else beating a favourite game to see if they did it the same way.
If you decide to look for something you really like you might just fight it's not as boring as you think - try it and let us know.