Tue 26 Sep 2006
Some have called 2006 the year of the Internet video . (In fact, one person posted that prediction on October 19th, 2005.) From what I can see, they're right.
I used to receive the odd joke or link in my email from friends. This year it's all been video. When you combine the omnipresence of cameras in cell phones with wireless Internet connections and sites like Google Video and YouTube, you get a recipe for nearly immediate videos posted online.
Companies are using video, too. They create advertising in the form of videos that could potentially "go viral." They don't have to be expensive, just creative. In fact, a clever commercial that is ONLY posted online can earn you more business for less than a commercial that is paid to air on television.
Check out Google Video and Google “commercial” and see what comes up.