Google announced today the integration of YouTube videos into Google Earth. From the release:
The integration of YouTube functionality into Google Earth offers a
new way to experience destinations as seen through the eyes of YouTube
users who have visited them, enabling people to watch, hear and feel
what’s happening in locations they may never have otherwise visited.
Recall my riff on how I think Google will dominate in the world of Second Life, version 2.0:
Second Life is all about play, and fantasy, and alternative realities. I’m going to guess that Google’s version is going to be all about reality, and mashing up AdWords, Google Earth, Sketchup, and the Yellow Pages/Google Local. The two will live quite nicely one next to the other, and most folks who use one will probably not see using the other as even vaguely competitive.