|April 9, 2017|
Back in 2004, before YouTube was the source of Internet Videos. I had a clip of Joe Montana being interviewed by Suzy Kolber. This went on to be called the Joe Namath Kiss episode or I want to Kiss You interview.
Here's a copy of the original Quicktime video from 2004:
Somehow people found my clip and it spread like wildfire. Apparently, it was one of a few places on the internet where you could watch the entire interview.
Yup, by posting that video, my usual hosting fee went from $20.92 to $202.79!
Thankfully I worked out a deal with my hosting provider and I didnt have to pay that much. I upgraded to a higher plan and kept it there for about 5 months until the traffic died down.
I kept the video on the site for a few years. I finally took it down last year when there was very little traffic going to the Quicktime pages. I used HTML 5 Video to display the video on the page, and thanks to online-convert.com, I was able to convert the original video clip to OGG format so that it can play on all devices.
YouTube launched a year later on February 14, 2005. The founders said that the Internet needed a better way to find videos online.
I guess I should have seen the business opportunity. If you like the above video, let me know. I have a lot of videos in my library that I can put back on my website.
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