Itube, Youtube, WeTube

Youtube.com has been named one of the most influential websites of 2006. Why? What is the future of this website?

Professional frisbeer Zak George posts this question saying why do “We Tube”?

Interesting thoughts. How will youtube change our culture?

Sometimes, when I look at youtube, I see it as a collection of the long-running America’s Funniest Home Videos. Between the treadmills, the evolution of dance, and more “Weird Al” than I could ever want – it’s sometimes difficult to dig down to the deeper issues.

Personally, I see streaming video sites, like youtube but for a specific niche (take education for example) popping up very soon. Perhaps, much like wikipedia has reduced the barrier to entry for encyclopedia-like knowledge – in 10 years or so you’ll be able to download for free all of the lectures of a college degree – especially with the introduction of fios (fiberoptic cables allowing speeds up to 10MB/sec). Spending four years at a physical university may become unnecessary (as is already a trend with online courses).

Who knows?

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Andrea Morris is a marketing coach who specializes in helping visionaries, entrepreneurs, consultants and small businesses use high-ROI strategies to get the right message to the right people. For more information, please visit writeideasmarketing.com

Verizon Fios – All that from that itty-bitty cable?

I can’t wait!

My condo unit was wired today for Verizon Fios (Fiberoptic Service) which will be able to deliver me internet speeds of up to 10GB/second. Wow. Ok. Let me digest that.

That’s over 1000 times the speed of what I have today (and I don’t consider what I have “slow”)

Funny – I spoke with a “tech-guy” today at a networking event and he think’s that’s “more processing speed that we would ever need.” Did you really just say that?

My Dad (who was in IT programming) laughed at a similar situation with a colleague in the 60’s who said there would be “no need for processing speed at more than 1KB per second.” Proved him wrong. And it probably won’t take us long to figure out what to do with “all that extra speed.”

I’m signing up ASAP and can’t wait! Now if I could just type at 1GB/second – then we’d really be talking.

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Andrea Morris is a marketing coach who specializes in helping visionaries, entrepreneurs, consultants and small businesses use high-ROI strategies to get the right message to the right people. For more information, please visit writeideasmarketing.com