OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF THEIR MINDS

“As always, we’re looking to improve the experience with you in mind.”

An anonymous YouTube staffer, explaining how the site has “improved” its videos by overlaying ads on top of them, The YouTube Blog, 21 August 2007

LOSER-GENERATED CONTENT

“The Internet has made a platform where anyone can become a star.”

Larry Weintraub, CEO of Fanscape, an L.A.-based new-media marketing agency, on the puzzling success of freaky people on YouTube, News.com, 8 August 2007