Image via WikipediaThe rest of us struggle to get a few hundred page viewings and yet Avril Lavigne heads the field on YouTube with nearly 100million viewings of her video Girlfriend. Sadly the message “Embedding disabled by request” is on the site so you will have to click on search to watch the show. A catchy tune but I must be a little over the hill to miss the signs of video greatness. Now to produce another video for Equity Fingerprint, the business plan resource, with less content and more fun to attract the punters. The three Equity Fingerprint videos on YouTube have attracted nearly 800 viewings. The business market is a lot smaller than the pop market but I need to find a “John Cleese” effect to bring in the punters.
Another profile on the start-up of YouTube bySteve Chen and Chad Hurley showing how they produced a site to allow them to put up videos on the web after a geek party. It also mentions that Chen and Hurley had met working at PayPal so another example of people in a cluster leaving with cash and expertise to start the next generation of companies. There is no mention of Chad Hurley’s Father-in-law who I think is very successful serial entrepreneur. But never forget the words of Reid “Glug” Hoffman that successful sites reflect brilliant design.