YouTube co-founder interviewed

22 05 2007

The BBC News page includes a video interview with Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube (along with Steven Chen).  He talks about the idea behind video sharing, and how the company was recently purchased by Google.  Interestingly, he doesn’t seem to regard online video sharing as replacing more traditional media forms such as TV and cinema, but rather as a wholly separate form, which traditional media companies can make use of.

He also envisages a future where everyone has his or her own video camera – a future that is nearly upon us, given how these things are incorporated into ‘phones these days – and shares videos with friends over the Internet in one massive global community.

 Hmm…  A cool thought?  Or a scary one?  Remember, it’s all about “YOU”, so let you be the judge…


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