Tuesday, April 1, 2008

So I found an article on cnet.com news website ( http://www.news.com/2100-1024_3-6204003.html) from August of last year and it talks about how Youtube has started to show ten second advertisement clips at the start of videos. This links shows a good example of what the article discusses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmjlH5cbyI. I don't go on youtube too much but I did notice this a few time when I was on it, I found it kind of annoying and didn't feel that it was necessary for them to do this. The great thing about Youtube is that it kind of gets away from that pop up ad campaign feel but i feel like this brings it back just in video format and just like pop ups its pretty annoying.

1 comment:

Dianna S said...

YouTube definitely had a reason to include the 10 sec ads on the videos because they were finding ways to generate revenue from the advertisers. Advertisers were willing to pay the money because they know that a lot of people goes on YouTube.

I agree that the 10 sec ads are annoying but at the same time it does not bother me because I just skip through them.