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YOUTUBE Stores 100 MILLION videos...how is this possible


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These sites don't make huge money by the way, YouTube wasn't very profitable when Google took them over and MySpace is backed by a huge media company. The real money is selling them.


Why do you suppose Google bought Youtube, if they didn't think there was a potential to make millions of dollars? "The real money is selling them." Right. To collectors? Website fanatics? No, Youtube was sold because Google thought that they were going to get their money back and then some, not because they just really wanted to have it.


And just because you're not clicking links, don't believe for a second that you're not making Google any money. :) These advertisers don't care if you click the link or not - all they care about is that you see their advertisement. The presence of an advertisement is worth just as much as someone clicking the advertisement.


You have to think of other reasons than just making profit.


Youtube dominated the online Video market, Google had their Video service running at the same time. Then the continuous competition from Microsoft and Yahoo wanting in on the market as well - I really doubt any of those companies would want to let Youtube go to someone else's hands - just look at how they are fighting over Social Network sites right now, Microsoft only last year outbid Google for a 1.6% share of Facebook at $260million - that is defiantly more than just them "wanting to make more profit", no? :)

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