Together with Google, YouTube really are taking over the world, and just this week they’ve succeeded in Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.
According to Chad Hurley, YouTube’s co-founder, more than half of all viewers of YouTube are outside the US, so it makes sense for each site to be translated into the country’s local language and also feature country-specific video rankings and comments, perfect for the xenophobes!
The new sites have been unveiled alongside an announcement about content partners such as France 24, Antena 3 and European football clubs such as AC Milan, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace have also signed up to give exclusive content to the relevant sites. Shame Hitler isn’t around to see this momentous day. Bet he’s shedding tears of joy from
Youtube UK (via Bloggers’ Blog)