2 June 2008 |

YouTube or WhoTube?

Youtube

It seems like over the weekend a very small (but not insignificant) change has happened to our good ol’ pal YouTube. Until now, videos on YouTube have carried the logo of the video streaming colossus in the corner, whether they be on the providers site or imported to other sites, whether private, independant, or just pulled into a MySpace profile etc.

It seems over the weekend this was removed – opening up the question why. My thought would be that it is so their video hosting can be ‘white-labelled’ – with sites able to host a video through YouTube, without the user idetifying that this is the case. This could allow the benefits of YouTube accessibility and simplicity without effectively promoting on their behalf – I’m presuming they just dont need to self-publicise all that much any more – in the UK last month they were measured by Nielsen in their Social Search Top 10 as being top Social Network – with over 10 million unique users.

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  • http://www.ian-bowles.com ianb

    indeed, also many online streaming sites have terrible looking control panels, youtube have redesigned the controls but kept the gie away red, grey and black colourways, plus the button images shout youtube!
    everyone knows by now what the youtube media plaer looks like whether it has a logo on the screen or not. plus it streams faster than anywhere else.
    did i mention i’ve heard a quote somewhere that youtube is,
    “the best website in the world”

  • http://www.ian-bowles.com ianb

    indeed, also many online streaming sites have terrible looking control panels, youtube have redesigned the controls but kept the giveaway red, grey and black colourways, plus the button images shout youtube!
    everyone knows by now what the youtube media player looks like whether it has a logo on the screen or not. Plus it streams faster than anywhere else.
    Did i mention i’ve heard a quote somewhere that youtube is,
    “the best website in the world”