1. As these new channels come in and start getting popular, it’s going to be less likely that you’re going to stumble on things that are out of left field because that’s the way the site is going to be reoriented: towards the hit-makers and less towards the random people. They’ll still be there, but they’ll be harder to find. And that would be kind of a loss.

    — John Seabrook on how YouTube plans to start promoting more professional content streams.

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