You Witness News launches from Yahoo

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Per yesterday's NY Times article, Yahoo launched their citizen journalism site You Witness News this morning. After signing in with your Yahoo! ID, you can upload just about any movie file that weighs less than 100 megs. After providing some brief description, tagging, and date information, the video will go live. You can also connect a Flickr account to the site and upload still images through Flickr. The media that gets contributed to this new site will be available to the editors of both Yahoo News and Reuters for use in appropriate articles.

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    That is really cool!

    I'm not sure about the idea of a news company making money off of something I gave them for free though.  Sad

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    JD Lewin

    I like to believe in the concept that if you do something well enough, even for free, at some point your value gets recognized and the money will follow.

    "If you build it, they will come."

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    Totally agree, but that's only for a small percentage of people.  I'd guess they're betting on millions of people submitting content once or twice and that would help them out a ton.  There just seems like something wrong about that.  Maybe it's just me.

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