Friday, December 05, 2008

Think of YouTube as a human being

If we think of YouTube as a human being, we can see how at the beginning of its life, it was slowly growing, with more and more people aware of its existence every day. Its reach and influence also grew and affected more people every day.

It then became the most popular kid at school, doing what the other kids wouldn’t dare do, allowing copyrighted clips to be uploaded, and generally behaving like it owned the playground.

And then a father figure came into its life, with Google buying YouTube. Soon after that, its first run-in with the authorities happened, with Viacom suing the video-sharing site for $1 billion.

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