Everyone wants to be a star?
YouTube does seem to be the epitome of the idea â€śeveryone wants to be a starâ€? with its massive collection of amateur videos. People of all ages, cultures, and creeds can make their own attempts at mass acknowledgment by people from all over the world by themselves and from the comfort of their own home. The problem with this is that while there is much potential for exceptional creative works to be created in this atmosphere this is partly because of the sheer amount of content being created, some is bound to be good but this does also allow for the opposite as well. The same problems that face flicker and del.icio.us hold true for YouTube. The tags of the content is decided by the creator or up-loader so that finding content about a specific topic can be difficult and more often then not some content will be lost in the vast cloud of tags.
This is compounded by the shear number of people trying to be â€śstarsâ€? through this relatively new form of media. Adding to the already confusing assortment of tags is embedded the problem that has plagued many media distribution programs, copyrighted content. As with Napster before YouTube copyrighted content can be problematic for use other then private viewing.