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Friday, April 08, 2011

20 Minutes Into the Present

WikiLeaks + YouTube = Max Headroom.

Today we're announcing the initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time. This begins with a new YouTube Live browse page (, where you can always find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.

Fuck the facebook boosters: Just how many times, after all, are assholes going to keep getting on the cover of Time by re-packaging geocities and calling it New? Quite apart from the fact that there really never is such a thing as the sooper-gizmo that "changes everything," it's YouTube more than anything else I can think of online that changed everything already, and now it's changing everything again.

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

Youtube among other things made television quotable much to the chagrin of politicians.