YourTubeAdvocate 7.2

November 9, 2007

Oprah on the front page of youtube

This week Oprah created a YouTube channel. After only five days of having an account she was made the Guest Editor, taking over the front page features, including featuring three of her own videos. Unheard of for a Guest Editor. And the community took notice.

As the YourTubeAdvocate for the month of November, I created a video utilizing clips from numerous YouTube vloggers, ranging from popular partners to channels with under 500 subscribers. The video was to show a united voice among the active users of the community, and to celebrate YouTube eventually removing Oprah’s featured videos from the front page.

YouTube just spotlighted the video I made in the People & Blogs Category (as seen above). I wrote the category editor to thank him and he replied: “We wanted to acknowledge the community was reacting. I hope the Oprah situation will smooth out soon.” It’s good to know the community is still in control. Viva la resistance!

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One Response to “YourTubeAdvocate 7.2”

  1. tlg847 Says:

    Just a footnote to the Oprah story. The Council was at YT HQ the day she hit the front page. They came to us and asked us what we thought. You can imagine our reaction. Some folks there were really shocked that we didn’t jump up and down celebrating. All the more reason for lots of communication between us and them.

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