Sunday, April 20, 2008
The fact that YouTube depends upon deployment of a certain clip shows me that YouTube in and of itself would not function as well as it does now. For example, gossip "gangsta" Perez Hilton has gained notoriety for using YouTube to show clips that gain thousands and thousands of hits after he blogs about them. If Perez hadn't written about clip "x" would that clip have gained those hits? i know i personally use YouTube to look up things I missed on TV (i.e. an American Idol performance) but only after someone (the news mostly) sensationalizes the performance. I think it's interesting that in and of itself, youtube may not be very successful but by word of mouth, it gains huge popularity.