Media Meditation: What Is The Value Of YouTube In 2007?

Here’s a koan for everyone in media: YouTube had revenue of $15 million is 2006; what is the value of YouTube in 2007?

If you’re not familiar with koans, this is from Wikipedia:

A kÅ�·an is a story, dialogue, question, or statement in the history and lore of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, generally containing aspects that are inaccessible to rational understanding, yet that may be accessible to intuition. A famous koan is, “Two hands clap and there is a sound; what is the sound of one hand?”

As with tradional koans, I do not believev the answer to the one I posed can presently be arrived at through rational analysis. But I do think it’s worthy of mediation — in doing so, you may achieve media business model enlightenment.