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    Default Re: If a group of top YouTubers got together and left to form a competitor backed.

    I'm sure a second vidme will succeed.
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    Default Re: If a group of top YouTubers got together and left to form a competitor backed.

    It's not crazy. But they'll also not be able to compete.

    The current 'Net infrastructure premieres the big 5, and that's unlikely to change soon. There are significant barriers of entry.

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    Default Re: If a group of top YouTubers got together and left to form a competitor backed.

    Considering that the people grumbling haven't switched to Dailymotion, Vimeo, or various other sites it's clear they still get value from Youtube. Given that the technical side is largely interchangeable between these and Youtube's business practices aren't exactly beloved it's probably because there's a huge benefit to visibility.

    This new, hypothetical company? It's Vimeo or Dailymotion but smaller.
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    Default Re: If a group of top YouTubers got together and left to form a competitor backed.

    There is two major entry barriers.

    1) It takes a hilariously large amount of cash to run an online video archive & service. Which is why Youtube failed in the first place and got bought by Google, who had the cash (and IIRC burnt through a lot of it before YouTube became sustainable, and then only because Google also had the ad system to support it).

    2) Being a top youtuber content producer professional has pretty much 0 overlap with the professional knowledge needed to create and run a video website. While I cannot discount there being a person that fits both sets of knowledge at the same time, it would be a remarkable coincidence, rather than a sure deal.

    So, in short, they likely would have neither the money nor the ability to do so.

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    Default Re: If a group of top YouTubers got together and left to form a competitor backed.

    Who would care?

    Not most people. Sure, some people would follow the providers to the new service, but most people would just find a new channel to follow.

    IMO, they are all pretty interchangeable.

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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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