YouTube Founders Have the Last Laugh

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Everyone seems to have something to say about Google buying YouTube. In fact, the video-sharing site's founders posted their own video about the purchase after it was announced.


And today's last word on business belongs to some YouTube users. To understand it, though, you first need to hear the next to last word.

YouTube's founders posted a video of their own, on the site this week. While announcing the sale to Google they threw in a bunch of corporate-speak about improving service, and even they could not keep a straight face.

Mr. CHAD HURLEY (YouTube Founder): Two kings have gotten together and we're going to be able to provide you an even better service, and build even more innovative features for you.

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: The last word, though, goes to their customers, who have since posted spoof videos of their own.

Unidentified Man #2: What? What? What? Kid, don't touch me! Don't touch me!

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: Other users chimed in with suggestion for what YouTube should now be called, like maybe GooTube, or GlueTube, or Yoogle.

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