Among the treats at last weekends Blue Mts Folk festival was Jake Shimabukuro. The MC introduced him as a YouTube Baby– (is that now the Y in Gen Y?). When talking to the presenter after the show he mentioned how Jake was genuinely intrigued by the number of ppeople who actually came to watch in person. Call me a baby boomer -but I just can’t get the same vibe sitting in from of a computer in a lonely study at home.
Other Youtube facts from Pew Internet & American Life Project said in a report 25/7/07:
* Three in four Internet users aged 18 to 29 watch online video.
* Roughly one in three of that same group said they do so on a typical day.
* It’s still a small group of people posting all those homemade clips online. About one in 12 said they have uploaded a video file online.
* Despite the flood of amateur, semi-professional and mashup videos, most viewers still like the professionally produced ones. More than 60 percent said their favorite videos are “professionally produced.”
* They don’t call it the YouTube generation for nothing. Nearly 30 percent said they watch video from YouTube. Of those who watch or download videos from more than one location, 29 percent said they go to YouTube most often. * Rock on: More than 22 percent said they watch music videos online.