YouTube has established itself at the top of the league of the new generation of community websites by becoming even more popular than MySpace, according to research.The video sharing site has taken a 3.9% share of global internet visits a day compared with 3.35% for MySpace, according to internet analysis company Alexa
According to Nielsen/NetRatings, YouTube’s American user base grew by 297% in the first half of the year.
YouTube’s reach – the number of users per million that visit a particular site – has increased by 155% in the past three months.In contrast, MySpace’s growth appears to have slowed, increasing by just 9% in the same period.
However, there is a LOT of crap on YouTube.com, including psuedo-porn, japanese (or otherwise Asian) cartoons and general “Hey look at me for no reason” video. One of the big draws also is people putting copyrighted stuff like movie trailers or leaked snippits on there and you viewing it before it is deleted. It’s almost like a web “happening” — (in the art world, are performances, events, or situations meant to be considered as art — wikipedia ).