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by Ada Chavez, a student of JUS394 IT & Social Justice at ASU.

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  1. 1. YouTube Ada Chavez
  2. 2. My Research <ul><li>I wanted to see what YouTube started out as </li></ul><ul><li>Is it the same website now that it was intended to be </li></ul><ul><li>What is the controversy that surrounds YouTube? </li></ul><ul><li>How did devoted YouTube users feel when the site was bought out by Google </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Men Behind the Site <ul><li>Originally there were three men that founded YouTube in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>However, there are only two men that are considered the real founders </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Chen and Chad Hurley </li></ul><ul><li>Steven and Chad met while they were working together at PayPal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Original Idea <ul><li>The original idea for YouTube was not to have millions of categories of movies, music videos, and home videos </li></ul><ul><li>Steve and Chad had wanted to make a video version of the concept of HotorNot.com </li></ul><ul><li>However, when the site appeared in 2005, Steve and Chad realized that viewers were beginning to post whatever they wanted </li></ul><ul><li>It was in when an digital short from Saturday Night Live called “Lazy Sunday” appeared on the site that the site exploded with viewers increasing 83% </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zippyvideos.com/3356796754673446/lazysunday/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Appeal? <ul><li>Easily navigated </li></ul><ul><li>FREE and no downloading or registering required </li></ul><ul><li>Easy steps to view the video of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Just type in a keyword and press Enter </li></ul><ul><li>The freedom of posting </li></ul>
  6. 6. Appeal Cont… <ul><li>You do not have to watch an advertisements before viewing the selection of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, Steve and Chad have actually refused making their viewers watch advertisements, even though it might make their lives a little bit easier </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can watch videos on the site without downloading any software or even registering. YouTube is to video browsing what a Wal-Mart Supercenter is to shopping: everything is there, and all you have to do is walk in the door” –TIME Magazine </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hollywood Dilemma <ul><li>The controversy with YouTube actually stems from the fact that you are able to watch almost ANYTHING you want to </li></ul><ul><li>When scenes from the movie 8 Mile started showing up on the site without permission form Universal Pictures, Hollywood Executives started getting involved </li></ul><ul><li>However, even though companies such as Universal Pictures have people watching the site for any material that is unauthorized, there is not a lot they can do </li></ul><ul><li>As fast as something taken down, another user can just as easily post the same thing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Upside to the Controversy <ul><li>Even though Hollywood Exec’s could potentially sue YouTube, they see the mass exposure the site has </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of companies are trying to deal out licensing agreements with YouTube so that the postings on the sites can be done legally </li></ul><ul><li>This is causing Hollywood to work with the site and not against it </li></ul>
  9. 9. Google <ul><li>In 2006, YouTube was bought out by Google for $1.65 billion dollars </li></ul>
  10. 10. YouTube Users Reaction to Google Buy Out <ul><li>Users think that Google just sees the profit that YouTube can bring them </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointed </li></ul><ul><li>Users think that the buy out will change the vision of YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhbIVIecnUc&feature=related </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Actual Upside to Google buying out YouTube <ul><li>YouTube was beginning to be compared to the old website Napster </li></ul><ul><li>The press were saying that like Napster, YouTube would eventually get sued into “oblivion” </li></ul><ul><li>Napster started out as free as YouTube, but violated too many copyright laws </li></ul><ul><li>No instead of companies trying to end YouTube, they are partnering up with it instead </li></ul>
  12. 12. My Views <ul><li>The Google buy out actually did save YouTube from becoming another “Napster of the Internet” </li></ul><ul><li>I can see how people of the YouTube community are angry, but they should really realize that YouTube could have been taken down by Universal Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>However, Universal Pictures has decided on a truce with YouTube </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Views <ul><li>I think YouTube is still puts it viewing community first </li></ul><ul><li>It is completely free and has stuck to it’s promise of not making users view advertisements before seeing their chosen video </li></ul><ul><li>Even though it was bought out by Google, I think Steve and Chad still have only the best of intentions in mind </li></ul>

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