Okay you know how I sometimes go on and on about how great Google is and how I think it could be one of the best things for the Internet. Yeah! Well I found one of its flaws this morning. Ads!
As you may know Google bought Youtube, which is all part of their giant plan of owning the Internet ( evil laugh ) I am guessing. No I’m joking, but if you look at what they own they’re doing pretty darn good.
Note* Little off topic but Google just bought a paper mill in Finland. What you say a paper mill in the digital world. Why would they want that. Well the paper company had gone out of business early in 2008 after operating for 53 year. (wonder if Google will ever go out of business, wouldn’t that be funny) Google spokes people say that they have plan to build a new data center on the property as well as give some of the land back to the town which it is located in.
What I’m getting at here is lately I have taken up watching more videos on Youtube, lets just say working nights can bore some. While I have been watching Youtube something started to really bother me, it was the Google Ads that would pop up WHILE the video is playing. That drove me nuts, it would cut off a 3rd of the video screen size. Not only that but it would do what an ad is suppose to do, draw my attention to it rather than the video. That is what I don’t like. I realize people are putting up their videos for free and it does cost to run the site but could we please just stick to the ads on the right hand side above the user info? I think something better could be worked out so that Youtube could raise a little more money. For example look at what Yahoo(Soon to be purchased by Google, in my dreams) did with Flickr. They allowed users to upload so many photos a day or month and limited your from adding more sets(albums) unless you bought a pro package and then you had unlimited everything. All it cost was a Whopping $20.00, whipty freakin do! Unless you take tons of photos you don’t need the pro package, which should be the same for Youtube. Average or everyday users can have a free accounts but with basic limits and then for more frequent users pay a small one time fee. I’m sure there would be a small up roar but in the long run I think it would be worth it. No?
Let me know what you think?
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