Monday, September 16, 2019

Ringo and George on Aspel & Co.,--YouTube and History

Photo by Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash
YouTube is definitely one of the phenomenon of our time. Currently 1.3 billion people use YouTube and it hasn't even reached its 15th birthday. The infrastructure that is in place must be powerfully advanced since 300 hours of video are being uploaded every minute.  Yes, minute! And 5 billion hours of video watched every day. Yes, billion. Every day.

You might say that the Google has a vested interest in keeping it all going and now currently supports a 2000 man army of Minutemen on two artillery bases to protect the YouTube Complex.  (Please: THIS is Fake News. I made that up.)

YouTube was started in 2005 by three former PayPal employees who became quite rich when thy sold the video-sharing service to Google a year later.

According to surveys, 6 out of 10 people prefer Online Video to television, which is why we're seeing such a massive amount of content being created for online distribution. In part, this is one of the drivers behind the Catalyst Content Festival which will be held in Duluth next month. The demand for quality content is exceeding the supply.

Exceeding supply? 300 hours being uploaded a minute and the thirst is greater?

Re-read the sentence: The demand for quality content...  is insatiable.

Catalyst exists to help more content creators become more professional, to be suitably prepared for working in this expanding industry.

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This past month I read Paul McCartney: The Life and found it to be an exciting, insightful read with many lessons about many aspects of life, business and the challenges of success. One of those challenges has to do with managing money, and managing relationships.

As a Beatles fan, it was (for me) all about the music. I didn't read the mags and the rags or the books till much, much later. Through Philip Norman's book I gained a much deeper understanding of the legal crap these four boys never imagined they'd have to deal with one day. When they were starting out, rock stars last a year or two at most. Their unfathomable wealth was not part of the dream they dreamed.

So, when I came across this video of George and Ringo on the Aspel & Co. show, a British talk show featuring high profile celebrities, I tuned in. If you watch, you'll find a brief segment in which their lawsuits are brought up. They seem surprisingly good-natured about it, which just shows how classy these two guys were.

Here's the URL if the embed fails at some point down the road.

It won't be long before we'll find the entire history of media on YouTube. And maybe, just maybe, at some point in the future--when time travel has been worked out--we'll get ALL of history on YouTube. Whatcha think about that?

Related Links
My Dinner With George (scene from a dream)
Have You Ever Wanted to Work in Media?
Was Ringo A Starr? Oh Yeah

1 comment:

LEWagner said...

Regarding: "And maybe, just maybe, at some point in the future--when time travel has been worked out--we'll get ALL of history on YouTube. Whatcha think about that?"

YouTube, like other controlled media outlets, routinely deletes inconvenient videos, inconvenient channels, and inconvenient truths.
We won't get ALL of history until Judgement Day: "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops." Luke 12:3
That will be the day that the Big Liars will get their microphones pulled, have their posts deleted, be told to shut up, etc. lol

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