www.infotoday.com December 2008
I Love YouTube
by MICK O’LEARY |
love YouTube. Every video in the world is on there.
Well, at least videos on everything in the world
are on there. It’s easy to use; there’s no annoying computer back talk
about “unsupported file type.” And everybody else loves YouTube. It’s the
world’s third most-popular website (Alexa ranking). Last July, people viewed
5 billion YouTube videos.
But some people are always complaining about YouTube. They gripe that
it’s full of stupid people doing stupid things. They say it’s an “anything goes”
Safari Books Online Launches cesspool, full of pornography and other filth. They whine incessantly about
Apple Mobile, Retools Online Library copyright violations. As a YouTube lover, I’ll respond to all of these complaints,
and I won’t duck the hardballs, unlike everyone else in today’s public arena.
Safari Books Online an-
nounced the debut of Safari
Bookbag, which allows chap-
The People’s Video Library
ter and full-book PDFs to be So you complain about guys hitting each other on the head? Who says
downloaded to the iPhone and this isn’t art? Look at the Three Stooges; they were comedic geniuses. And
iPod touch. The new service, what’s your standard? Television with Jerry Springer and The Biggest Loser?
which is the first offer by an Radio with Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage? And you snobbish, elitist
online publisher to open its en- book readers are the worst. Look what’s on your best-seller lists: The Secret
tire library to iPhone and iPod and The Obama Nation.
touch users, can be installed No, YouTube is the people’s favorite. Can you identify lonelygirl15, Judson
via the Apple App Store. The Laipply, Kimbo Slice, Obama Girl, and Soulja Boy? No? Then you’re the one
company plans to continue to who is out of it. They are all YouTube heroes. More people have viewed “Evo-
expand its mobile strategy lution of Dance” than have read books in the last 5 years.
with other devices and readers
in the coming months.
In other news, Safari Books
Online unveiled two upgrades
to its online library. The first
upgrade makes full-book down-
loads available to all subscribers. B