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Video-Sharing Website Has Growing Audience

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Video-Sharing Website Has Growing Audience
Now starring on the Internet: YouTube.com.

By Associated Press

SAN MATEO, California (AP) -- Internet video sensation YouTube.com seems like a startup straight out of Silicon Valley central casting.

A year ago, co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen were in between jobs, a pair of twentysomething geeks running up big credit card debts as they tooled around a garage trying to develop an easy way for people to share homemade videos on the Web.

Now they are flirting with fame and fortune, budding media moguls in a new entertainment era that relies on unconventional channels like YouTube -- by some measures, the leading video-sharing site, one that has cultivated a huge audience while testing the bounds of creativity, monotony, copyrights and obscenity.
http://www.technologyreview.com/TR/wtr_16686,323,p1.html

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