May 26, 2007
The Facebook platform announcement has me thinking whether video sites can become platforms?
Does the fact that YouTube’s traffic makes it the place people want to put their video make it a “platform” or just a distribution channel? My two cents worth is this is a distribution channel, not a platform.
What will be more interesting, I think, is when 3d party developers start to build apps/services built on top of video and video sharing sites.
Magnify.net is one example I saw recently. My guess is there will be lots more, and this is where the future of online video will get interesting.