YouTube Storyboards its Future

Plans to Keep the YOU in YouTube

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There’s no question that YouTube is already a force to be reckoned with in the online video industry. It is the most popular video site on the web by a long shot.

YouTube wants to be better though, and is frequently introducing new features. The company posted some visions for its own future on the YouTube blog today, including visual storyboards of some concepts it intends to pay particular attention to in the coming years. Have a look at those:

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube Storyboard

YouTube says questions they ask themselves about the future include:

- How long will people primarily use computers to interact with video? How quickly will they move to their televisions or mobile phones?

– What are new and better ways that will help people discover great videos to watch? What new recommendations can search provide? What about recommendations based on like-minded people? What are your friends and family watching?

– How might we allow people to organize YouTube for themselves? How can the experts in our community help us curate YouTube’s massive collection?

YouTube wants user participation with regards to where they want the site to go in the future. Although they have been making moves to supply more professional content, YouTube seems to be saying to users that they are the most important part. They did get the site this far.

YouTube Storyboards its Future
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  • mpheadley

    Dude, I wish I had time to make a parody of this! I’d show a frame of a bride and the caption would read something like, “I used to be able to provide the ability for a couple to show their wedding video montages to friends and family. Now the greedy SOB music labels think they will lose money because Aunt Gertrude can see part of her neice’s wedding video”

  • http://www.digitaldonhill.com/ev Don Hill

    I just had to comment about the first paragraph of YouTube’s “questions to themselves.” Surely they must be aware that television as a whole is migrating to the computer already, with cable and satellite delivery companies providing TV content “on demand” via broadband.

    YouTube fully understands its position as the leading provider of online video content delivery. It’s only natural that they want to protect that position.

    The TV networks are beginning to realize this and are starting to make full episodes of their series available online. I suspect that it won’t be very long before the paradigm shifts to TV programs simply having a “release time/date” and viewers simply stream or download it when they want to watch it – instead of either gathering in front of their screens at the appointed time or setting their DVR to record it so they can view it at their leisure.

    We’ve come a long way in a very short time when it comes to the delivery of multimedia entertainment – and we’re only just getting up to speed!

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