*This may be the best news viral junkies, video lovers, and bootleggers worldwide have heard in a minute.
YouTube is officially expanding their 10-minute video lengths to 15 … that’s five whole minutes more of video blogging, news clips, entertainment pieces, and whatever else people go to that site for.
According to the site’s blog posted the following message:
“Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide.”
Perhaps this one of the sites smartest moves yet. Think about it. On a business tip, if you can keep people’s eyes glued to your site longer, the more money you make.
That’s how most all websites make money. It’s based on traffic and the length of time people stay on a page. Why, you may ask, for those lost in the brick and mortar of things. Advertising is the number one way any publication, website, or information avenue stays alive. The more attention a site/company/publication gets, the more valuable it becomes.
YouTube also recently launched its video rental feature. It’s been slow to catch, but is beginning to gain some attention.
Beside all of that, I’m definitely looking forward to the new time limit … fewer interruptions and more senseless video blogs we get to watch.