Youtoo Will Put You on National TV: Are You Down?

News 2011/09/27 20:00:00
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No, that's not a typo. Youtoo is an innovative new social networking program that will allow users to record 15 second videos of themselves, upload them to the site, and watch them on cable television in between reruns of "The X-Files" and '60s "Batman." (If you follow the rules, of course.)

Youtoo's website reads, "Today’s social networks only allow you to interact with your friends or followers. But Youtoo allows you to interact with millions on national TV. Plus, it integrates with your current social network so you can share your Yootoo experience with friends ... Youtoo TV is currently in 15 million cable households in the US and growing fast. Just like any other cable network, you have to look up Youtoo TV on your cable guide."

For now, the videos will take over ALN, a retro television station with about 15 million subscribers that has been rebranding itself since it was founded in 1985. On Tuesday, the channel renamed itself Youtoo TV in order to emphasize the new program, which Youtoo claims will put up to 150,000 people on national television in its first year.

Obviously users can't post any old thing they want -- or there would a good chance it would turn into a televised version of Chatroulette, if you know what we mean. Offensive language, "lewd behavior," "hate speech," and legally questionable material (e.g. lyrics, external clips, trademarked images) are strictly prohibited, and each video will be reviewed by a broadcast standards department to ensure the videos don't get out of hand.

Analysts suspect the medium will be popular with self-promoters, which could work for and against Youtoo. It will be interesting to see how all the inevitable grass-roots commercials turn out, but if they turn out to be awful it could quickly turn off users.

USA Today reports their long term goal is to sell the technology to other broadcast companies and, hopefully, inspire networks with broader audiences to embrace the technology. Producer Mark Burnett told them, "It seems obvious, but someone's got to do it."

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  • smitty 2011/09/27 21:26:39
    No thanks
    Oh yea! More of she's hot. He is hot. My baby is funny. My dog/cat is cute. Look at my neighbors drunk sister.

    Geeesh. Reality tv sucks. All it proves is that I am not the dumbest person in the world. All I do is turn on the boob tube and realize how smart I really am. Thank you reality TV.

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  • Valerie Howeth 2011/10/10 00:59:51
    No thanks
    Valerie Howeth
    What for?Is it Church or what is it for?Na, i just read it.
  • Get Bashed 2011/10/06 14:49:33
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    Get Bashed
    NO THANKS.....Great idea I have to say, but it's going to be backed up quick by the same people trying to get there big break in the HOLLYWOOD scene. Not to mention the same idiots that upload some of the most trivial videos on YouTube already.
  • p18711 2011/10/02 12:25:27
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    give it a try and see wat happens.i geuss the founders of facebook had that thought to..
  • coach k 2011/09/29 11:37:00
    No thanks
    coach k
    i've ben on tv many times no big deal
  • laura.gentile.harrison 2011/09/29 05:10:30
    No thanks
    I am so sick of fake reality, and you know if people are recording to put on youtoo it will be a bunch of garbage, idiots acting like @ss hats. If I want that I can find it on youtube
  • fortycal_sig 2011/09/29 04:17:17
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    I think this is terrific. I'd be less worried that the vids might get "out of control" as that the editorializing might get out of control. But as long as the method of choosing what to show is basically random draw or by fair up-only vote, with maybe a lewdness filter for day/prime-time, I think this could be super cool.

    I'm envisioning an entirely new category of programming--ultra-short documentaries, indie news blurbs, funky cartoons and mini-serials. All kinds of awesomeness could potentially get out there.
  • colton delaney 2011/09/29 01:44:36
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    colton delaney
    There are people without the means to be heard who just might have something to say.
  • harley oldman 2011/09/28 20:51:02
    No thanks
    harley oldman
    ....."Fool`s name like Fool`s faces....always found in Public places".... anonymous
  • Tree To... harley ... 2011/09/29 01:41:31
    Tree Top TT
    Or, the bathroom wall!
  • dlsofsetx 2011/09/28 19:50:32
    No thanks
    Too many annoying famous clowns whose 15 minutes are up as it is.All this sight will do is create more of them.
  • Alysia 2011/09/28 18:29:34
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    Even though i am not the acting type i would like my family in it with me. Because its all about the family not just you.
  • Saphirra 2011/09/28 17:09:12
    No thanks
    I`m camera shy!

    camera shy
  • Aksana 2011/09/28 17:07:47
    No thanks
  • overdog001 2011/09/28 16:40:16
    No thanks
    I don't want to "interact with millions", and I don't watch national TV.
  • Kigan 2011/09/28 16:28:27
    No thanks
    The new Reality TV? Might actually be worse than what we have now.

    What a waste of time.
  • BUD LITE 2011/09/28 16:24:08
    No thanks
    No thanks....I'm tired of all the fake stuff going on in the world.
  • Jaz Killjoy Way 2011/09/28 16:12:20
    No thanks
    Jaz Killjoy Way
    But I Know Shane Dawson will love that :3
  • abubincrazy 2011/09/28 15:57:20
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    I do a wicked rendition of "Girl You Know It's True", with a solo on the spoons.
    And no lip-synching!
  • Rudy 2011/09/28 15:06:30
    No thanks
    just another escape mechanism.
  • bob 2011/09/28 14:47:37
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    15 seconds of fame is better than non at all
  • TheTailor 2011/09/28 13:48:42
    No thanks
    Not interested.
  • dandieselonian 2011/09/28 13:20:52
    No thanks
    no thanks I will stay incognito
  • boiyaza 2011/09/28 13:00:00
    No thanks
    if i want to see a pathetic loser looking for a shine on tv to make them feel better i just look at my mother
  • bettyboop 2011/09/28 12:47:06
    No thanks
    Just another medium for people to make fun of and make hateful comments about........we have enough of those already. The haters are pretty busy hating as it is......but I am sure they will find time to squeeze more hating in their busy schedule.
  • charles... bettyboop 2011/09/29 02:10:55
    charles willis
    Wow!!!You just did what you said you didnt like to see...HATING!!! Why is it that so many people are so negative about something that could be innovative.
  • bettyboop charles... 2011/09/29 02:20:16
    I do not consider speaking the truth hating. I am simply stating what I have observed on here, on youtube, on facebook, even on TV.
  • Sare 2011/09/28 11:47:23
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    Yeah, however, I can tolerate 15 seconds of fame. My debut will be pushed back by a few years though.
  • Gregaj7 2011/09/28 07:02:13
    No thanks
  • Dave 2011/09/28 06:51:31
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    OH god-being! I can't wait!
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2011/09/28 06:44:09
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    I would be fine with someone noticing me.
  • autumn 2011/09/28 06:42:54
    No thanks
    No true freedom of expression. Pointless. Not for me anyway. I'll stick to SodaHead.
  • red sun dragon 2011/09/28 05:24:59
    No thanks
    red sun dragon
    i would not like being protraid on tv
  • Kima5489 red sun... 2011/09/28 16:38:40
  • Larry 2011/09/28 05:03:41
    No thanks
    Everything I want to say on television would never be allowed on television.
  • ibangel6 2011/09/28 04:14:16
    No thanks
    i will probably check it out though
  • david shiel 2011/09/28 02:10:03
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    david shiel
    You betcha.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2011/09/28 02:08:28
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    Funny but it used to be 15 minutes of fame. Now it's 15 seconds of fame. LOL
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/09/28 01:51:53
  • mae 2011/09/28 01:22:27
    No thanks
    No Thanks! It will be like a never-ending The X-Factor with 80 Million wanna-be's and maybe 2 Really-are's.
  • zero 2011/09/28 00:51:41
    Yes, put me on Youtoo!
    That's an interesting idea. Free 15 second spots? Count me in!

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