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From the Department of Cluelessness December 11, 2006

Posted by David Card in Media.
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If this ever happens, this is not a good omen of its success.

From WSJ
Four major media companies, including News Corp.’s Fox, Viacom Inc., CBS Corp. and General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal, are in talks about creating a video Web site to compete with Google Inc.’s YouTube, according to people close to the situation.

From NY Times
The comments on many of the videos posted by CBS (on YouTube) have now been moved to a separate page; instead of sample comments underneath the videos, a link to “view all comments” takes users to a separate Web page where they can read comments without watching the video at the same time…CBS began moving and filtering comments on some videos in mid-October, shortly after announcing its licensing agreement with YouTube…

I don’t have anything against filtering off-topic comments, spam, and even really offensive profanity. But moving the comments to a different section? Sigh.

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