YouTube is tracking news video as it is uploaded to the Web at CitizenTube.
I see the next steps as:
- Offering a way to verify baic info about the footage so it can more readily be incorporated into mainstream news outlet’s work. Who shot it? How to reach that peson? When was video shot? Where exactly? What are we observing? May the footage be used? How is this video verified as legitimate and truthful? The last one is the big one; is there some kind of automatic verification system? A trust system?
- Providing ways to download higher-quality versions of the video and specific parts of the video.
- Providing an easy payment system for uploaders who want to sell their footage to news outlets.