Before I totally forget to mention it. YouTube announced last Friday that they will be enacting a revenue sharing program. That’s helpful in terms of reaching the community. What didn’t seem like the best idea was doing this at a Swiss Conference instead of in a video on YouTube. To my knowledge, nothing has been official posted there yet (at least no mention in the official YouTube blog, even though they made a post on Jan 27th, the day the news hit).

I’m interested to see how the following comment, excerpted from the article above, will fly within the community:

Hurley said that when YouTube started, he and the site’s other co-founders ??? Steve Chen and Jawed Karim ??? felt revenue-sharing would build a community of users motivated by making money, rather than their love of videos.

But that as the site has grown, they have come to see financial remuneration as a way of improving content.