YouTube Needs Your Cash Donations

“YouTube’s quick popularity — it had 19.6 million visitors in June, according to Nielsen Media Research — has brought the kind of media attention most start-ups can only dream about. Company founders have been on the “Today Show,” “Nightline,” CNN and are booked for an August appearance on the “Charlie Rose” show. But with fame comes pressure. The cost of running a site that streams millions of videos a day is adding up — the monthly bandwidth bill alone is at least $300,000 to $400,000, industry insiders say.

Holy spare change! We all love our YouTube videos, but maybe the company needs to set up a little ‘Feed the Fund’ box on its home page for donations! That’s a lot of cash to run a website….

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