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If YouTube Fails

I wonder how much government information we would lose if YouTube failed. Are agencies that rely on YouTube as a channel of communication keeping copies of the videos they post there? Would they make them available through another channel? What if FDLP libraries had copies?

  • YouTube Is Doomed, by Benjamin Wayne, Business Insider: Silicon Alley Insider, Apr. 9, 2009.

Despite massive growth, ubiquitous global brand awareness, presidential endorsement, and the world’s greatest repository of illegally-pirated video content, Google’s massive video folly is on life-support, and the prognosis is grave.

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