Most people I know are pretty tired of hearing about Tiger Woods, but the world is still apparently eager to hear what he has to say at his press conference today. Currently, "what time is tiger woods press conference" is listed on Google Trends, and "Tiger Woods" is a trending topic on Twitter.
Clearly a lot of people still care. If you fall into this category, you may be interested to know that YouTube will be streaming his press conference today live at 8am PT at YouTube.com/citizentube."We're experimenting with a live-streamed press conference on YouTube," YouTube's Chris Dale tells WebProNews. "Anyone in the world can watch the Tiger Woods press conference."
Regardless of whether or not you will be tuning into the Tiger Woods press conference, the larger picture is that YouTube has simply become a legitimate news source (they do supply non-celebrity news as well). It has grown a lot since its launch. It used to be considered a great place to upload silly cat videos, and while it still is, it is also now a place to get breaking news as it happens.
This is not the first time YouTube has offered live streaming of a press conference. For example, back in April, they offered an Obama press conference on his first 100 days in office.
YouTube is the second largest search engine on the web, so a lot of people are bound to be watching Tiger's words there. The more events YouTube streams live, the more people are likely to consider it as a go-to news source.
It is worth mentioning that a variety of other sites will be providing coverage as well, but considering the size of YouTube's user-base, I'd say it has an advantage.