Wednesday, February 4, 2009

YouTube vs. Boob Tube

YouTube certainly holds an incredible appeal to millions of viewers.  Videos can be posted by anyone on any number of subjects, handing over the creative reigns from network television to  we, the audience.  If a person has a fantastic idea for a television program but has no way of getting it on air, they can create it themselves and post it online for the world to watch and comment on.  It's no wonder that businesses like Google want to get in on the excitement (and profits).  With over 65,000 videos being uploaded each day, YouTube is flourishing.  Unlike regular television, there are no commercials, and the clips are relatively short.  This is instant entertainment, and in a fast-paced society that is only increasing in speed, this kind of short, instantaneous amusement is only going to gain popularity.  

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