Tag Archives: Youtube

President Obama on Youtube answering questions


The US Presidential elections are much more about marketing more governance, and it’s been interesting as an internet marketeer to watch the brilliancy of the Obama campaign with respect to online media and especially social media. For example, right about … Continue reading

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YouTube + You = cash? Not much!


YouTube’s starting to experiment with revenue sharing for video producers, though it is not clear yet how the details of the program will shake out.   Marshall at ReadWriteWeb   suggests this action might “put to rest” the notion that YouTube cannot … Continue reading

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Brightcove darkens. More companies to follow.


Update:   Here’s the word from Brightcove  Brightcove, a formerly “promising” video distribution startup has given up it’s lackluster battle to compete with YouTube in consumer video, though *it will remain open as a distribution point for high quality video.    (High quality video?  Isn’t that … Continue reading

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User content myth?


Chuqui 3.0 has a nice piece challenging the hype over “user generated content”.   He suggests that it’s inappropriate to call simple profile pages at Facebook or Myspace “user content”, and that only about 1% of users are generating most of … Continue reading

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Microsoft loves Facebook


Microsoft bought a 1.6% stake in Facebook today for $240,000,000.   Reported at NYT here.  This give a market value to Facebook of right about 15,000,000,000.    WoW I do think Microsoft is smart (and Facebook stupid) to make the cash outlay much smaller … Continue reading

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Social media frenzy may kill high quality content. Somebody fix this!


The news last month that Microsoft may wind up offering Facebook $500,000,000 for a 5% stake is great news … for the tiny number of Facebook insiders who stand to gain from this move which would effectively value the social media … Continue reading

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