A few weeks ago, Larry Page mentioned in passing Google's plan to let users upload videos, making Google one of any number of new players in this suddenly intriguing space of video storage (following the insanely hot space of photo storage). It appears that Google has now launched the beta version of this program quietly (as quietly as Google can launch anything -- meaning it's spreading fast). It appears to have some interesting features, including letting you charge people to download your videos, which puts it in competition with new offerings like Brightcove. Either way, it's yet another extension of easy media creation... from text, to audio, to video -- the tools of creations, storage and distribution are all getting easier. While the easy claim is to dismiss it because there will be a ton of useless crap (which there absolutely will be), that's missing the real potential such video creation tools have. What's crap to some people, won't be to others -- and the ability to find new gems that weren't possible before will outweigh an infinite amount of dreadful content.
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