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Beyond YouTube

With Google’s acquisition of YouTube being final this week, it’s getting an awful lot of attention. There must be more to media streaming than YouTube. Check out Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 blog on the range of alternatives and competitors. It’s a nice summary and review of an emerging major content provision channel that matters to library land. Since the secret sauce in this sector appears to be the concept of ‘sharing’ we should be watching this closely. Sharing is what libraries do best.
Here’s the short list (They’re all nicely linked on Dion’s post – Yeah, I’m lazy tonight):
YouTube
Movielink
iTunes
Apple
Eyespot
Blip.tv
Veoh
Videojog
Flurl
Yahoo! Video
Google Video
Movie Tally
Fandango
Amazon
Stephen

Posted on: November 15, 2006, 1:15 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Terry Johnson said

    I look at this blog every so often. Rarely do I see anything other than snippets of thoughts wrapped in the library equivalant of “way to go” or “libraries are winners” with links to other blogs. It’s sort of like the special olympics of blogs. Today it’s “I’m lazy tonight”. Why not produce an original thought every now and again. It annoys me to see dollars my library spends supporting such a worthless endeavor. I’m left astounded every time I look at this blog. Wow the SirsiDynix obvioust strikes again. Rarely do I see a comment but then again why should anyone comment on this blog of paraphrasing and links to real content.

  2. Stephen Abram said

    Thanks for the feedback. Please post the URL to your site or blog or bibliography of your work so that we might be enlightened by your superior insights. Otherwise, if you just take potshots to feel good, please unsubscribe.
    SA

  3. Terry Johnson said

    Your retort is lacking. You failed to address my comment. You just took what you believe to be the high road and added the classic “if you don’t contribute you can’t comment”. Why not address my statements and use your wit rather than continue the laziness. Surely a lighthouse thinker and chief strategist can demonstrate keen insight.

  4. Julie Pinnell said

    I appreciate your blog Stephen. I find it fun and informative. Thanks for taking the time to write it.