ChapterÂ 7.Â Video and Audio
In 2005, Web 2.0 gained a new standard-bearer. It was based in hot new technology, attracted people and venture capital dollars, and above all, it was viral. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention viral.
And yet, the technology that drove this company wasnât Ajax. What made YouTube an instant hit was web video. YouTube took advantage of the video functionality found in Flash Player, not to mention gigabits of bandwidth, to deliver one of the most addictive experiences on the Web.
If youâre looking to be the next YouTube, this book wonât help you. In fact, maybe nothing will, unless youâre a CEO of a Fortune 100 company and youâre looking to unload a few billion dollars on hosting, content monitoring and ...