Obviously Cuban got the idea from my YouTube rant. During this clip that I’m still hawking in every other post, I urge YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen to follow the lead of Mark Cuban and sell while it’s still hot.
“They are just breaking the law,” Cuban told a group of advertisers in New York. “The only reason it hasn’t been sued yet is because there is nobody with big money to sue.”
You may wonder why I seem to take an apparently sick pleasure at reporting unfavorable YouTube news. I’m not saying YouTube sucks. I just think it’s fun to tease them since they’re number one and they’re not sharing ad revenue with content creators. My mission evolved as follows:
- It began when YouTube ignored my prank call to their PR lady.
- Then it perculated when they blew off my Chapter11TV parody of them.
- Then it simmered when they didn’t feature my YouTube Viral Video Broker (the only hope they had to commercialize the site).
- Then it festered when they never thanked me for the free pizza.
I haven’t been kicked off of YouTube like many of you. But they sure go out of their way to ensure my videos don’t get featured or seen. Now you may conclude I’m harboring a grudge, and I should remain more objective as a blogger. But Bloggers don’t like to be ignored. That’s our MO.
You may say I’m just trying to promote my videos and pay-for-content sites, and I’m doing so on the back of YouTube’s demise. Ummm… you’d be right about that. But I wouldn’t be so passionate if they just interacted instead of ignoring bloggers, media, creators, and any YouTube user with a technical problem.