Tuesday, 30 January 2007

YouTube Payola

Speaking of GooTube, you might have heard that the site might start paying users for their videos. Co-founder and Chief Exec Chad Hurley says that they will definitely be heading in that direction.

He states this in a video, apparently shot at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Presumably the more views a video gets, the more money the uploader will earn. This seems fair given the number of ads now on the site. If any company can make Youtube economically viable in this way, Google can.

Now they just need to improve the search functionality on the site. I'm pretty sure Google has the inhouse skills to make that happen as well!

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