The Fall of YouTube and the Decline of Western Civilization

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By Steve Delahoyde Comment

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Simon Dumenco isn’t holding back and telling it like it is over at AdAge this week with his story, “Is YouTube, Supposed King of Online Video, Doomed to AOL‘s Fate?” wherein he talks about noticing how little he’s visiting YouTube anymore, now that all the big media outlets have learned how things work around here on the internet. He makes the connection to AOL by saying that, before companies and the general public were comfortable with the web, everyone was happy to throw money hand over fist to the behemoth dial-up provider. But once we all got the lay of the land, we didn’t need our hands held anymore and the company started hurting and bad. It’s a great read if you want to hear an opinion on the possibly fall of a mighty giant.