Thursday, November 30, 2006



Sexy (http://tinyurl.com/w287n) genius Stephen Colbert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert) of the Colbert Report (http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/index.jhtml) claimed that Google owed him half a billion dollars following their acquisition of YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/) because he is "all over the YouTube" and comprises "a third" of their content. My gut tells me his figures are a tad high (and my gut outweighs his) but as always he exudes truthiness.

I'm almost sick of saying it but: content drives sales. Did you know TV shows were created in order to sell TV sets? It worked then and it's still working in today's digital era. Apple fights to keep iTunes prices down because it drives iPod sales. Sony pushed out Blu-Ray movies to fuel PS3 demand. YouTube sold for more than a billion dollars worth of stock because they had a vast supply of content. Unfortunately, contrary to Colbert's expectations, YouTube has no intention of sharing that windfall with the owners, providers, or distributors of that content. Might be legal but it sure as hell ain't cool and I'm not digging it as the main path of my video future. That's why I've decided to focus instead on Revver (http://one.revver.com/).

After a bit of research, including a few views of Chris Pirillo's head-to-head comparison of YouTube, Google Video and Revver (http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/11/27/youtube-vs-google-video-vs-revver/), I think I'd be foolish not to choose Revver as my primary video distribution service. Not only is the video quality better, but it supports subscription and they share ad revenue with owners and distributors. That beats the hell out of their competitors' means of attracting content and ultimately, content drives sales.

Addendum: after a check of several search engines, I've decided to embrace the phrase, "content drives sales" (http://tinyurl.com/vq4bx), and also Ask.com sucks.



CateGoogles: general_tech
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Mood = excited

Revved up for Revver


3 Comments:

  1. Gotta agree with you on this one, Revver is most definitely the best one out of those three. There are also a few others that have things comparable to Revver but I've forgotten who they are presently. All's I know is I'll be considering Revver and other services like them when my site finally comes the hell out. At any rate, nice choice.

    Timbo

    By Anonymous timbo, at 12/01/2006 02:44:00 AM
     

  2. Wow! That is so cute, how did you get your blog to look like handwriting?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/01/2006 04:24:00 PM
     

  3. Need to update the full process, but it is handwritten on my Tablet PC.All the previous entries on "Creating the Blog" can be found here:
    http://tinyurl.com/y25l9z

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 12/01/2006 08:00:00 PM
     

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