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  1. JG says:

    I don’t think I believe the argument for Google video being no match for YouTube. Sure, when you compare raw traffic, YouTube has pulled ahead. But how much of that boost is due to copyrighted content? How much of that boost is people watching Daily Show clips, versus people watching “organic” video? What happens when YouTube is sold for some insane price, and the copyright holders crack down on the new owners? Is the YouTube that is left standing still better than GVideo?

    The blogger claims “[YouTube] has a more involved community, more obscure videos, more interesting videos”. If true, this certainly supports the idea that YouTube still beats GVideo, even after the copyrighted material is gone. But then the numbers given in the rest of the post do not support this claim; instead they talk just about raw traffic.

    How would one, I wonder, go about evaluating this claim, about one service having “a more involved community, more obscure videos, more interesting videos” than the other?