YouTube Down : Updating?

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YouTube Down : Updating?

YouTube has been down for a while this morning, probably waiting until the West Coast checks into work to launch some new upgrades to the system; which would be sweet after Google’s ramping up of Google Video.

The YouTube, we’re up to something, message is currently being served on the site and it seems that some embedded videos are taking a while to load – or simply not loading:

We’re currently putting out some new features, sweeping out the cobwebs and zapping a few gremlins.

We’ll be back later. In the meantime, please enjoy a layman’s explanation of our website…

Last update included new playlists, your videos, popularity tabs, subscriptions and changes to the embedded player like volume controls. Let’s hope YouTube has something up their sleeve this morning!

So, as a user of YouTube and in anticipation to some new services from the company, what would you, the YouTuber, like to see YouTube add to their service? Comments are welcome.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Like the hand over fist contesting between Google, Yahoo, MSN & over Web Search, I too agree Sushubh that this competition between Google Video and YouTube should be fueling the growth of online video sharing while also building new and long term monetization options which many of us can adapt far beyond traditional search & blogging.

    Such a landscape, my friend, is quite exciting.

    One change I would like to see at YouTube is when I click “Share” it would take me to a multi-sharing option page with Embed options, MySpace uploads, email options and a way to broadcast to my own playlist … instead of the current email only page which resembles a 1998 Refer-A-Friend page pulled out of a frame.

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    That is a good point Gerry and one that, as a publisher, have thought about since those videos are also being published on my blogs.

    The more unflattering the preview screenshot, the less people will click on the ‘play’ button and view the content.

    Thanks for contributing!

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    I don’t think it’s dead Sam, just down for a bit to rehash some stuff. Either that or Yahoo bought it (sticks pinky at corner of mouth in Dr. Evil pose).

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    “Perhaps they are having more trouble than they expected?”

    If so the timing could not be better for Google Video.

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    That’s great stuff Dr°cube!

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