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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:58 PM
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YOUTUBE. When did it become so huge?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:00 PM by Misunderestimator
Searching from 2004 till now on DU... the first appearance I can find on DU is this one, from last winter in the research forum, posted November 10, 2005:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

If you search for "youtube" in the subject (which would bring up any links to youtube) between 2004 and January 2005, you get 5 topics. Since then there have been 208 topics posted with "youtube" in the subject. Crazy shit.

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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:00 PM
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1. I can remember when people were using putfile a lot.
that would be http://www.putfile.com
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:09 PM
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2. estebanx haves teh fuXX0r videams.
search "estebanx"
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:29 PM
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3. someone mentioned recently they get some 90,000,000 hits a day...
you need to come to my totally tubular cine cafe :thumbsup:
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:51 PM
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9. Also recently I heard a report that they were bigger than MySpace
the biggest website on the internet, they are
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:15 AM
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10. that makes sense to me...
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:43 PM
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4. I didn't know about it until last fall
A friend of mine sent me an SNL clip, ever since then it seemed to me that it just exploded everywhere
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:51 PM
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5. Pretty recently I think
I heard it is something like the 11th most visited site on the entire web right now. I have no idea if that's at all accurate though.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:10 PM
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6. I'd say the Colbert White House dinner. nt
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:12 PM
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7. When someone posted the Armi and Danni video. nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:31 PM
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8. When they posted sexy videos of me?
Well ok, that is not possible. But I started hanging out there after one of my engineers sent me a link to some funny ass stuff there. I go there at least once a day.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:19 AM
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11. misunderestimator ...
ummmmmm you have TOO much time on your hands!!


:rofl:

youtube is phenomenal though.


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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:54 AM
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12. Yes... until today
Someone has been away on a business trip. :)

Youtube is amazing... The other day I went searching for videos of Maria Callas... unbelievable how much is out there!

:hi:
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:11 AM
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13. Has every reason to be.
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 07:11 AM by HughBeaumont
They beat all major corporations to the punch in finally giving music and pop culture fans what they've wanted for years since DuMbTV turned their backs on music and stopped taking chances decades ago: On Demand Video. Let the people watch what they want, WHEN they want. No more sitting through All-Request hour, wading through crap like Boyz II Men, Richard Marx and Roxette to see that early Echo and the Bunnymen video you haven't seen in decades. No more wondering when a video program you're going to WANT to watch will be on. And best of all, no more reality "shows" about princess little bitches arguing over stupid SHIT for hours on end (and the females are even worse).

So now it's only a matter of time before the corporate powers that be, as they do with EVERYthing that threatens their quest to buy more mansions and yachts while their artists starve to death, will pull the plug on this, clean it up (i.e. corporatize it) and push only the artists THEY want you to see. That means no more Slayer bootlegs, no more 80s vids you haven't seen in decades, no more out-of-print stuff, no none of that (unless, of course, you pay a small fee per video). It's going to be mainstream rappity bullshit, white-girl reality shows and Jackass videos. In other words, what MTV is now.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:19 AM
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14. Saw this morning that the youtube
'An Inconvenient Spoof' isn't an amateur production at all. It comes from a Republican public relations firm called DCI, which just happens to have oil giant Exxon as a client.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2273111&page=1
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