Are YouTubers revolting?
Yeah, I know, sorry. But the backlash against YouTube’s new in-video overlay ads has started. According to cnet’s online poll (of 988 readers at time of writing), 57% would rather quit YouTube than submit to ads, 19% were OK with a 10-second ad and 10% hardly even noticed it. Of course, given a choice, not many people would volunteer to be advertised to, but I suspect that we’ll pretty quickly accept it as a fact of life on YouTube. Perhaps the bigger issue is how/if YouTube will introduce ads on the real user-generated content as well as the sanitized stuff.