A VC, a CEO and YouTube
Fred and Jason have very different ideas as to why YouTube is so dominant. Worth reading.
Fred Wilson, A VC:
How YouTube Kicked Google's Ass (and everyone else's too) ... YouTube launched last summer and is now the 23rd most trafficked site on the Internet (according to Alexa). Comscore Media Metrix has a slightly different picture, ranking YouTube as the 89th most trafficked site with 276 million page views in April.
The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
How YouTube Won: Great SEO + Stolen Content
... or "the biggest hit and run in the history of the Internet." If someone buys YouTube they will not be rewarding entrepreneurship, they will be rewarding piracy and they should be ashamed of themselves. Everyone else in the video space played by the rules, YouTube gave content holders the finger while shrugging their shoulders pretending they didn't know. Please.... really.
Monday, May 15, 2006