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Ad Content to Infiltrate YouTube

As you may have noticed, we use YouTube here for the hosting of our video reviews but next year, that will probably change. Gizmodo reports that YouTube will soon be adding 30 sec video ads to the beginning of video content beginning in 2008. Somehow I think that will lead to a huge decrease in video viewing, particularly in the viral video viewing where videos are embedded in blogs, like the one above that was on Dionne Galace’s today.

What a huge disappointment.

Via Gizmodo.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Wendy
    Sep 24, 2007 @ 15:16:09

    ::snort:: I figured it was only a matter of time once they were acquired by Google. How depressing. Like we’re not inundated with enough advertising every minute of every day.

  2. Meljean
    Sep 24, 2007 @ 16:33:06

    30 seconds? …. You know, as much as I don’t like the idea of the ads, it might be tolerable if it was a shorter time, like 10 seconds. But no way will I sit through a 30-second ad lead in for a video.

  3. dionne galace
    Sep 24, 2007 @ 19:17:42


  4. Angelle
    Sep 25, 2007 @ 00:06:49

    There’s no way I’m spending 30 seconds on ad just to watch some video clips on the Internet.

  5. Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy
    Sep 25, 2007 @ 00:56:50

    Jane, you might want to think about using – they do video hosting, and though they add the advertising, they share the revenue with the content creators. They have gotten good reviews from users.

    I don’t mind watching ads if I know that you guys are getting some of it back! YouTube will do that in time, I’m sure…but not for everyone.

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