YouTube co-founder recently said this to Reuters:
What we really want to do is in six to 12 months, maybe 18 months, to have every music video ever created up on YouTube. We’re trying to bring in as much of this content as we can on to the site.
I wasn’t there when this statement was uttered, but I have to imagine that it was said in between puffs off a doobie and quickly followed by “…aw, you know what would be awesome right now? Funyuns!” Every music video ever made huh? This from the company that is already struggling to keeps its head above the rising tide of bandwidth costs, and now they are making claims that want to add every music video ever? Granted, if they accomplish this task, I will be able to free up some hard drive space on my server by deleting off those old Britney Spears videos, but shouldn’t they be talking about revenue before more content? I’m not trying to be “a hater“, and I’m not trying to push youTube to start charing me for access, but it just seems a bit silly to make such lofty goals when the general consensus is that your company won’t make past the beginning of next year.
On an entirely different issue; Why keep adding music videos while, at this very moment, they already have the best one ever on there site. That video? Michael Jackson & Eddie Murphy – Whatzupwitu. If you’ve never seen it, today is the first day of the rest of your life. If you have seen it, today is somewhere in the middle of the rest of your life.