Saturday, March 03, 2007

The BBC on You Tube.

The BBC's recent announcement that they are going to have some videos on You Tube sounds to me a rather poor idea. Firstly the videos on You Tube are capped at 10 minutes so it will never be more than short clips which could just as easily be watched/hosted on the BBC website. Secondly You Tube is funded by advertising and controlled by Google when the British public pay for the BBC which makes it accountable to us. Third what happened to their plans to use a file-sharing style program to enable the British public to download and watch entire shows. That surely would be far more useful?

However I'm not going to be too critical because the BBC is a great innovative force on the internet and the world overall. Its yet another way the BBC is trying to make itself accessible to more people.



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