Google wants your video

Google wants your video

Summary: During a panel at NCTA today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced his company's latest experimental service: video on demand.

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During a panel at NCTA today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced his company's latest experimental service: video on demand. Users will be able to upload videos, which

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  • Oh boy, oh boy, oh, boy! Who needs American Idol now!

    Finally a place for all those miles of vacation videos, kid videos, birthday songs, for all of my friends and family to see! And everyone else in the Googleverse! Just wish I had a video camera in college! Then I would have some film for you. Of course I do have some intersting footage. Maybe I'll just upload that. Hey, I could even upload me doing Karaoke! What fun! If I stick to out of copyright stuff I'm golden! And to think I could get PAID somehow. Wow! Oh, wow. Thank you Google, oh Thank you. This beats the heck out of American Idol.

    Peter
    http://thepeterfiles.blogspot.com
    Thepeterfiles.blogspot.com
  • Megamedia companies will quickly strangle this one ...

    Hollywood and the media conglomerates are already well-aware how many customers they are losing to the web. They will climb over one another to get to Google and abort this idea in the womb.

    The last thing they want is competition from the masses. But that is what makes the web so powerful. My little brother spends hours every day on the web, from things like chat rooms, picture sites, and yes, even porn. I tend to favor the commercial online gamesites, but even this is changing; too many sites are becoming commercialized to the point where it feels like I'm trapped in one giant advertisement.

    But that's okay, because my buddies and I can host our own online game, and invite or leave out who we want. The next thing will be to make "home movies" available, just like picture sites like Webshots. Yes, a lot of the content could be dreck, or ripped-off porn. But I'm willing to bet that it will be interesting enough to attract even more viewers than 37 reruns of Law & Order ...

    tjj
    terry flores