, evildictait​or wrote

It's still just a big advertising company which is good at internet searches and videos of hilarious cats and people hurting themselves  ....... Google don't have a lolcat-in-hell's chance of defeating Microsoft on the desktop.

I think many analysts  who raised an eyebrow when Google bought YouTube are eating their hat many times over.

YouTube - the wisest buy of the century, and if you don't see it, good for you. The only thing that would have topped that would have been if Google managed to buy Facebook.