Amount Of Video Content Uploaded To YouTube Increasing At An Astounding Rate
from the watch-it-all dept
Of course, the other notable thing about the sheer amount of content being uploaded -- is that it's important to recognize what this is likely going to mean in terms of quality. There's no doubt, of course, that for most users, most of the videos being uploaded will be "crap." Content they're not interested in at all. Of course, that differs from individual to individual. A movie of a baby cooing may be "crap" to most, but it's beautiful content to that child's grandparents. It's all relative in certain ways.
However, as the amount of content uploaded grows, it's only natural that the amount of quality content for each individual will also grow, in absolute terms -- though not in percentage terms. Of course, critics will focus on the percentage of crap, rather than the absolute amount of quality. While it's true that "online-only" type shows may not be all that impressive yet (with a few notable exceptions), I think many people are underestimating how quickly we'll start to see much higher quality shows hit the tubeways rather than the airways...