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Swedish Video Site Trouncing YouTube

CowboyNeal posted about 8 years ago | from the for-various-definitions-of-trounce dept.


paulraps writes "Why should a video that's funny in Shanghai be funny in Stockholm? That's the explanation for why, a Swedish competitor to YouTube, is getting around 30 times as many viewers for its Scandinavian video clips as the American market leader. 'Local beats global,' in this market, says managing director Oskar Kalmaru." Luckily for YouTube, the local YouTube-like site around here is YouTube itself.

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wtf (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258015)


This is amazing (1)

Gay for Linux (942545) | about 8 years ago | (#16258029)

I would have never thought that a site which copied another site's idea but translated it for a local market would do better than a site not designed for that market.

YouTube already localizes. (4, Interesting)

MindStalker (22827) | about 8 years ago | (#16258043)

Whats funny is YouTube already localizes. If you check google trends you will see that youtube gets most of its hits from asia, and not the US. And if you start to look you will see plenty of non english content on YouTube. I would even bet that YouTube may set its default top videos based upon your location. There is nothing on YouTube to stop you from seeing videos on other sites, but the fact that it can store so MANY videos means that as long as its recommendations and searches are localized, there is no need to localize that actual content.

Re:YouTube already localizes. (2, Insightful)

lixee (863589) | about 8 years ago | (#16258451)

If you check google trends you will see that youtube gets most of its hits from asia, and not the US.
That wouldn't have anything to do that half the planet happens to be in Asia, now would it?

Re:YouTube already localizes. (1)

MindStalker (22827) | about 8 years ago | (#16258521)

Just pointing out that YouTube is not nessesarily as english centric as it seems to be. It would be nice to hear from someone on the other side of the planet, but does YouTube automatically localize based on your location???

Re:YouTube already localizes. (1)

jamar0303 (896820) | about 8 years ago | (#16258991)

Yes it does- I live in China. The website itself is still in English, but I see a lot more videos in Chinese featured on the front page at home (direct connection to the internet) than when I browse it at school (which gets its internet through a proxy in the US for a semi-obvious reason) when I'm not in class.

In other news... (1, Interesting)

setirw (854029) | about 8 years ago | (#16258049)

...the local school board is more fully aware of issues plaguing local schools than the US Department of Education.

Errr.... RTFA? (2, Interesting)

Dachannien (617929) | about 8 years ago | (#16258077)

In TFA, Kalmaru says the opposite of what the article said, "What's funny in Shanghai isn't necessarily funny in Borås." Maybe it was a typo, maybe not.

Still, I think Kalmaru's generalization is a hasty one to make. Here's one tried-and-true example [] to the contrary, where it's just as funny even if you don't sprechen any Deutsch.

Re:Errr.... RTFA? (1)

RealGrouchy (943109) | about 8 years ago | (#16258179)

No, the summary is simply leaving out an intermediate conclusion. It should say:

Why should what's funny in Shanghai be funny in Stockholm?

It isn't [necessarily].

That's why a local alernative is more funny than the global Youtube.

It took me a minute to understand it, too. Probably lost in translation.

- RG>

Re:Errr.... RTFA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16277741)

Naw, not likely lost in translation.

The word "necessarily" has a direct counterpart in Swedish as "nödvändigtvis".

They're as good a word-pair as you can get for translation, really. Both have the same meanings, are the most common word for that idea and carry the same weight and connotations. They're used in the exact same sentences, too.

For instance, the most common usages in both languages are:

"A är inte nödvändigtvis B" = "A is not neccessarily B".

The same sentence structure and everything, but more importantly, both languages typically put a negation in front and say "not neccessarily". The non-negated form "A is necessarily B" has connotations of formality and logical rigidity in English, or even appear a bit strange since it's such an uncommon usage. That's exactly the same in Swedish.

Jeez, I sure can write a lot about such a simple thing :)

Re:Errr.... RTFA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16278363)

Apparently not exactly the same. Google gives 3x more hits for the non-negated form in English but 8x more hits for the non-negated form in Swedish. So there's a little difference there.

And just for fun, here's some word meaning for "nödvändigtvis"
"nöd" = cognate of "need". (In modern Swedish, means "emergency" or "great need" when written alone)
"vänd" = cognate of "wend", "to go about" (Mod. Swe: "turn")
"-ig" = turns a noun into an adjective, "having the property of the noun" equivalent is "-ish" in English.

So we have:
"nödvändig" = "necessary" or broken down "having the property of needed-to-go-about" (or "needwendish" if English had remained true to it's origins.)

"vis" = Cognate of "wise" and with the same meanings. In this case it's being used in the sense "in the manner of" (although modern English is informally using it as "with respect to", when applied as a suffix.)

So in fully expanded form "nödvändigtvis" is
"in the manner of having the property of being needed to go about something" :)

In psuedo-English: "needwendishwise" in real German: "notwendigerweise".

Actually it's interesting to wonder if you could call that pseudo-English. It's composed of valid English words combined in a way consistent with how most English words are formed. OTOH, even if you can decompose the word doesn't always mean you understand the meaning of it. Look how many people don't understand what "Wherefore" means in "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?".

(It means Why.)

A Møøse once bit my sister ... (1)

wsanders (114993) | about 8 years ago | (#16259091)

OK, all you Chinese people - is that funny or what?

Re:Errr.... RTFA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16277507)

Nope. The operative word here is necessarily. In logic terms, he's saying "Not all P are Q", or "Some P are not Q"

The summary "Why should.." is basically saying "Is it so that all P are Q?". It's not the opposite, it's just his statement rephrased as a (rhetorical) question.

Your statement is (and demonstrates) "Some P are Q" - which doesn't contradict "Some P are not Q".

The amount of utter crap on Youtube (3, Funny)

malsdavis (542216) | about 8 years ago | (#16258081)

Given the amount of crap on Youtube I think he has a point!

From my many, many hours spent wasting time on youtube I would honestly declare that at least half the clips on Youtube must be of chubby American wanna-be-famous kids looking like idiots while they dance around infront of their webcam to pop songs.

Re:The amount of utter crap on Youtube (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258391)

Exactly... Bubblare isn't really better (for scandinavians), it's just that they have less crap to watch... so their visitors keep on viewing the same crap over and over and over again... ;)

Re:The amount of utter crap on Youtube (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16262405)

The other half of YouTube's videos are from socialist lefties, preaching about their political beliefs. Whining about president Bush, global warming, re-preaching Al Gore's simple-minded theories, and generally shooting down anyone who believes anything else.

These idiots are Noam Chomsky wannabes. Thankfully, most of these morons are unemployed abortion fans, so their chances of procreating and spreading grow slimmer as time goes on.

Frankly, I think the rest of the planet has realized that YouTube is a haven for these clowns, and as a result, the idiots who spend a lot of time browsing YouTube for thoughtful material are socialist dimwits who simply are in search of similar folk.
It must be lonely on the left... listening to those whiny piss-babies makes me think they never get laid, and are always angry.

Re:The amount of utter crap on Youtube (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16267393)

You obviously don't get out much.

One for Great Britain would be excellent. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258091)

One specifically for Great Britain would be great. It's very annoying to go to YouTube to search for a particular band's music video, but then only end up with pages after pages of those stupid anime music videos. You know, the ones where people take a song, and then make a video by combining the song with clips from various anime shows and series. I wish there was some way to filter such anime videos out, as I want to watch the actual music video, not some shitty Japanese animation mashup. If a local UK site would limit such anime videos, I'd be an instant user.

Re:One for Great Britain would be excellent. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258215)

I wish there was some way to filter such anime videos out

i know this is contraversial but have you thought of using your eyes ? they have this thing called thumbnails that give you a screenshot of the video

I don't want to see the anime video thumbnails. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258491)

But what good are thumbnails when a search returns 100 matches for shitty anime mashup videos, and only one or two matches for the actual video being searched for (which is listed after about 70 of the anime videos)? The problem is with the searching.

I want to be able to have the search ignore all anime videos in the first place. I don't want to see the thumbnails, let alone the videos themselves. A localized YouTube variant that minimizes such content would be very useful in this regard. I think one from the UK would be good, as anime is generally looked down upon in our culture. Many in the UK don't see it as an artform, but rather as lousy, foreign animations.

Re:I don't want to see the anime video thumbnails. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16261885)

I live in the UK and partly agree with you, though a search like monkey -anime Seems to work fairly well to me! Maybe thats some help to ya, I dunno. > anime is generally looked down upon in our culture. I don't know about that, I thought it was quite well respected. I guess its up to opinion. Dug

Roliga getter (0, Offtopic)

sammyo (166904) | about 8 years ago | (#16258123)

Really! Don't miss it.

It starts out seeming to be a discussion of goat husbandry, how to feed
them, all that good stuff. But there's a kicker. And totally safe for
work and kids of all ages. And best: no subtle sarcasm or fake bedroom singing.
Much better than youtube.

Have always said this (2, Interesting)

unPlugged-2.0 (947200) | about 8 years ago | (#16258135)

I have always thought that success of YouTube and MySpace is directly linked to the users of US and it is a ticking clock.

At some point the market will be saturated here and as far as I know people in Europe either despise or don't care about Myspace. Now Youtube is certainly a different story and I do use them fairly often but they need to change their model.

Unfortunately I don't think that localizing their own service will really help because services like YouTube especially for audiences in Europe is based a large part on viral marketing. Without the word of mouth aspect they wouldn't be as big as they are and they simply don't have the word of mouth going for them abroad.

If they were smart they would buy this company and make it a YouTube network. Built off the YouTube bandwith and infrastructure running YouTube software but localized and started by a local company. Now that would work well to scale the YouTube model.

Re:Have always said this (2, Informative)

jacksonj04 (800021) | about 8 years ago | (#16258473)

People in the UK at least seem to love MySpace.

Re:Have always said this (1)

redhog (15207) | about 8 years ago | (#16259551)

Here in Sweden, there are just so many more "communities" that there seems to be abroad, so there is not need for MySpace. I have to detail what I mean by community here, as that word has a slightly more specific meaning in Sweden than in native-english countries: A commonity is a website that works like something inbetween a dating site and a traditional BBS, and they are almost allways advertisement-only-supported. The most popular example is where about 80% of everyone between 15 and 20yrs of age has an account. Second largest is which caters for the large swedish goth/punk/metal/synth (and nowdays unfourtunately also emo) crowd.

Re:Have always said this (1)

devnulljapan (316200) | about 8 years ago | (#16260375)

...and Poland, don't forget Poland.

Re:Have always said this (1)

LordSnooty (853791) | about 8 years ago | (#16265145)

Doubly so if they are under 20.

Bork Bork! (1)

RealGrouchy (943109) | about 8 years ago | (#16258201)

This is great! I was getting tired of the limited selection of Swedish cooking shows [] on Youtube.

- RG>

This is just silly (1)

Frightening (976489) | about 8 years ago | (#16258221)

This localization nonsense may make sense to swedes, but it won't cut it with any English speaking audience.

Of COURSE we find different cultures interesting and funny. It's the world-wide-web, remember? A lot of Americans watch the crazy Asian clips and a whole load of latinos watch the scantily clad white girls, even if they don't speak the same language. Why this segregative midset? It's refreshing to see what people everywhere are doing. You can watch a German playing a guitar, a hick from Wisonsin talking about her dirty habits and a fight in the Hong-Kong subway all in the same place. What's wrong with that?

If you only want to meet local people, try the nearest pub you freaks!


Re:This is just silly (1)

JanneM (7445) | about 8 years ago | (#16258409)

Why this segregative midset?

Segregating? You're welcome to post and view videos on Bubblare any time you want!

Re:This is just silly (1)

Frightening (976489) | about 8 years ago | (#16259391)

So what is the point of the article then?

R-P-S (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258223)

'Local beats global,'
Well, it really doesn't (for instance, do you visit your local tv station's website or a national news site?)

Regardless of that, well established beats both. This isn't as rock-paper-scissors as you might think.

pR0n (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258265)

Do they have lots of swedish pr0n there?

New Jersey Diner Trouncing Denny's (3, Insightful)

MightyYar (622222) | about 8 years ago | (#16258289)

"Why should a Grand Slam breakfast special made for the national market be popular in New Jersey? That's the explanation for why the Deptford Diner, a New Jersey local competitor to Denny's, is getting around 30 times more customers for its breakfast special as the American market leader. 'Local beats national,' in this market, says waitress Maude Stevens."

that's not why (1)

way2trivial (601132) | about 8 years ago | (#16258647)

you gotta understand, Denny's DON'T DO SCRAPPLE!

I'm from the west coast, and until 18 never had a cheesteak or scrapple, but I've asked for scrapple in Denny's- and decided to go somewhere else next time for just that lack..

(p.s. scrapple is disgusting) []

Re:that's not why (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about 8 years ago | (#16258799)

I lived in Philly for 12 years, so I'm familiar with scrapple :) I'm not a big fan of it, but there was a place downtown that made a scrapple sandwich with bacon, sausage, egg, and cheese. It took 5 years off of my life, but that was one fine sandwich. Hey, what else are you going to do with the pig's head?

A real Philly cheesesteak is also something to behold... don't be put off by the Cheez-Wiz. Jim's on South Street is the way to go, but Tony Luke's on Oregon Ave. is also a stalwart, plus they have a stand at the baseball stadium... yummy. If you get to Tony Luke's, get the Roast Pork Italian with horseradish instead of the cheesesteak. Best sandwich in Philly IMHO. Well, there IS the Schmitter at McNaley's in Chestnut Hill... that's also hard to beat - a sort of cheesesteak and grilled lunch meat unholy union. I can't believe I moved. Are you going to school in Philly or something?

That's the best thing on the internet (1)

DonVino (925697) | about 8 years ago | (#16258291)

The greatest feature of the internet is it international content. When i want some local news/videos/music, there it is. If I want to find some international stuff, see, whats up in other countries, I find it also there. So should we divide to different places? Do you like checking 20 different sites for 20 different countries? I don't and i like to see movies on youtube, that are international. Related stuff from other countries. Contents from other countries can be interesting too.

YouTube (1)

ms1234 (211056) | about 8 years ago | (#16258307)

Couldn't they have picked a better name? Everytime I hear/see YouTube I think of tubgirl :(

Re:YouTube (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258597)

Don't forget to visit GoatTube [] ! Only the most carefully selected, high-quality videos...

Nice misleading headline (3, Funny)

Have Blue (616) | about 8 years ago | (#16258317)

In other news, DVDs are kicking the crap out of YouTube*.

*inside my house

It's not just the headline (1)

jfengel (409917) | about 8 years ago | (#16259815)

The article is phrased ambiguously: " has up to 30 times more viewers for Scandinavian film clips". The implication is that Bubblare, showing only Scandinavian film clips, has 30 times as many viewers as YouTube does for everything. But that's not it: it's just saying that for Scandinavian viewers, local beats global. In fact, it could well be that Scandinavians spend more time watching YouTube non-Scandinavian clips than Scandinavian clips from Bubblare.

It just means that a targeted site sells more of the targeted stuff than the superstore to the target audience. It doesn't mean that the superstore doesn't sell more, even of the targeted stuff, to the global audience.

That's not uninteresting; one would think that there's no reason for anything on Bubblare not to also be on YouTube, for the whole world to enjoy and for Scandinavian viewers to stumble to other contexts.

Maybe they just enjoy having the whole site localized in their language. Maybe the bandwidth is better because it's all local. Or perhaps being under the radar it doesn't get quite the array of crud.

None of which supports the idea that YouTube is going anywhere.

"Around Here"? (1)

Abasher (778648) | about 8 years ago | (#16258365)

Since when is Slashdot American/British? All these years I've been a dirty foreigner who's just visiting.

Re:"Around Here"? (1)

chawly (750383) | about 8 years ago | (#16259247)

Did I miss something ? Who said that you didn't wash ?

What's with all the... (1)

Brad1138 (590148) | about 8 years ago | (#16258389)

Bashing YouTube stories lately?

I've never heard of this site (4, Informative)

gkhan1 (886823) | about 8 years ago | (#16258433)

I'm Swedish (I'm even called Oskar!) and I've never even heard of this site. YouTube however, I've visited many, many times. Many of my friends use it, and I've never heard any of them ever mention Don't put too much stock in this article, is what I'm saying.

Re:I've never heard of this site (2, Insightful)

grazzy (56382) | about 8 years ago | (#16258457)

It's very true. I'm also swedish and actually I too run a website in sweden producing clips. The examples in this article are figures that are easily beaten. The thing is, anyone can count xx,xxx impressions on a videoclip today. The hard thing is doing it in total. What would be interesting is if had more swedish traffic that youtube in TOTAL which they definatly not have.

They might have more traffic for a specific clip, but then again, might have tops 10,000 clips whereas youtube probably has x100

Re:I've never heard of this site (2, Insightful)

TheRaven64 (641858) | about 8 years ago | (#16259043)

I've not been to Sweden, so I don't know if this is actually the case, but...

Both you and the grandparent poster write English well enough that I would not have realised you were not native English-speakers if you hadn't told me. I wonder if this has something to do with your preferring a larger international site to a smaller local one?

Re:I've never heard of this site (2, Interesting)

gkhan1 (886823) | about 8 years ago | (#16259245)

Why thank you, that was very kind :)

The truth is that all Swedes know how to read English backwards and forwards. In the swedish school-system there are three subjects that are the most basic ones, the ones that everyone has to pass in, math, Swedish and English. We start to learn English at age 9 and then never stop until we finish high school. Along with the fact that the vast majority of movies and tv-shows are undubbed American programs, this makes us very proficient. This is especially true for people below the age of thirty, almost all of whom can understand English perfectly (if not always being able to speak it very well).

However, I would say that I am above average due to the fact that I went to an English high school in Stockholm where all subjects where taught in English (except Swedish, of course). So yes, it is certainly true that I tend to prefer international English sites over Swedish ones. Still, I have a number of friends that arn't as good as me that are completely addicted to YouTube, and they've never mentioned I realise that this isn't the largest statistical sample, but based on this I seriously doubt that the site is as big as they claim. Totally unscientific, I know, but I can say that they haven't achieved that most coveted of honors, that of being a meme. YouTube however, certainly has.

Re:I've never heard of this site (2, Informative)

claes (25551) | about 8 years ago | (#16261269)

This is especially true for people below the age of thirty,

Age of 30? I guess you are still in your teens and can't distinguish adult ages so well :-) You could easily make that figure 40, probably quite a bit higher because I am far below the age when people did start learning english early in school (and I am a few years over 30). I would say there is no difference in English proficiency between 20 and 30 in Sweden today, it might as well be that 30-year-olds are in general are better.

Re:I've never heard of this site (1)

pipingguy (566974) | about 8 years ago | (#16262081)

Since you are from the country, can you tell me if the (female) Swedish Bikini Team actually exists? If possible, please also include phone numbers. TIA

Seriously though, you write better English than I can verbally fumble through in French, and I'm an ex-Montrealer!

Re:I've never heard of this site (1)

gkhan1 (886823) | about 8 years ago | (#16264241)

First off all, why thank you! Second, and most importantly, I'm fairly certain the Swedish Bikini Team isn't even Swedish. Just American models, pretending (see wikipedia article [] ). We have plenty of hot girls though, but I ain't giving you their number! We don't want any of you creepy canadian dudes hanging around here!

Re:I've never heard of this site (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16262887)

were not where, aren't not arn't, you go Mr. above average. Maybe when you reach 30 you'll learn to punctuate too, holy long sentences Batman.

Plugga vidare pysen.

Re:I've never heard of this site (1)

gkhan1 (886823) | about 8 years ago | (#16264223)

Are you serious? In your two sentences, I counted atleast three errors (the best one is "holy long sentences Batman" a second after you critized my punctuation) and one clause that is completly unparsable ("you go Mr. above average"? What soes that even mean? Did you intend to write a "there" first? That would technically be correct, but still a brutal use of the Enligsh language). If you can't write well enough to capitalize your leading character, don't come here complaining about two very minor spelling errors of mine.

Re:I've never heard of this site (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16275287)

at least
I wasn't the one bragging about my above average English skillz. You lose.

Translation (3, Funny)

digitalhermit (113459) | about 8 years ago | (#16258445)

My Swedish is not very good, but here are some translations of some of the phrases to help you navigate:
Hem - Home
Logga In - Log in
Mest Sedda - Most viewed
Populära filmklipp - Popular film clips
Zappa Fram Klipp - Film Clips from (Frank) Zappa - he's big in Sweden
Pepsi Girl - Pepsi Girl
Titta Pa Filmklipp - Filmclip of Papa's tits
Ladda Up - Lather Up

Re:Translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258759)

Zappa Fram Klipp - Film Clips from (Frank) Zappa - he's big in Sweden Titta Pa Filmklipp - Filmclip of Papa's tits Ladda Up - Lather Up

That is the best translation I've ever seen!

Zappa Fram Klipp - Has nothing to do with Frank Zappa, but is slang for picking a video.
Titta Pa or På - Means "Look at" or "view" or 'watch"
Ladda Up - Upload!

Re:Translation (1)

GoblinKiller (975207) | about 8 years ago | (#16259229)

"Zappa fram klipp" should rather be translated as "zap clips"
"Titta på filkmklipp" means "watch film clips"
"ladda up" is translated as "upload"

Otherwise you succeded well :)

You can translate words over at this site [] .

Re:Translation (1)

Ulfalizer (881975) | about 8 years ago | (#16262005)


Actually... (1)

kamapuaa (555446) | about 8 years ago | (#16258455)

Shanghai already has a local version - Toodou [] . I think I am in love with the girl from the video.

As long as the servers are fast and the local lingo is supported, I don't really see why a international company's offering would be any worse than a local's.

A man getting hit in the crotch with a football (1)

crossmr (957846) | about 8 years ago | (#16258541)

is funny in any language. Whether he's an american or an asian.

Re:A man getting hit in the crotch with a football (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16258655)

Except were talking about Europeans here.

It's hard to imagine (4, Funny)

DoorFrame (22108) | about 8 years ago | (#16258565)

Jeez, why aren't Swedish videos like this one [] more popular worldwide? I don't know, I just can't figure it out.

Re:It's hard to imagine (1)

pcnetworx1 (873075) | about 8 years ago | (#16261865)

Dude, Im still trying to figure out WTF happened on this clip : [] Don't hit me with the hockey team shtick, I'm gonna be at the mental institution soon you insensitive clod!

international humor appeal (1)

way2trivial (601132) | about 8 years ago | (#16258625)

Ever seen Takeshis castle?

It's a japanese game show-- I first saw in Slovakia, that was briefly aired in the US as MXC or something, but horribly edited and sliced up-

that I now watch on google video, where whole length epsiodes are available and most of them are from a network in spain... tle&hl=en []

no- there is no international humor there...

Football (-1, Troll)

Jozer99 (693146) | about 8 years ago | (#16258701)

Because a guy getting hit in the crotch with a football is just as funny in Hong Kong as it is un Kansas City.

Slashdot Effect (0, Troll)

BerretSO4 (934290) | about 8 years ago | (#16258705)

And NOW they have no bandwidth. Ahh, Slashdot, you never fail.

Anyone notice? (0, Troll)

Isldeur (125133) | about 8 years ago | (#16258863)

Bubble Arse? Is it really called Bubble Arse?

Just interesting.

Time Will Tell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16261321)

Its actually called a "bubble" (more or less) - talk about a bright future!

Predicatably... (2, Funny)

Gorimek (61128) | about 8 years ago | (#16259287)

The site is Slashdotted by American nerds hoping to see naked Swedes.

Say what you will about youtube, they do have rock solid servers.

It's true, (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16260971)

there is hardly any Swedish copyrighted stuff on youtube. No wonder that Swedish copyright holders are feeling left out.

Well, ofcourse. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16262297)

The Sveedes to everything better than the USA.

I guess the article is right.... (1)

d474 (695126) | about 8 years ago | (#16263361)

....Swedish Humor [] doesn't translate well into English. WTF was that?

Re:I guess the article is right.... (1)

Typing Monkey (537890) | about 8 years ago | (#16263589)

This on is kind of funny if you know what she is singing about. The jokes is that she is singing about this guy that every girl wants; but he's got a dark secret. It starts with "....he's got his hair combed back" spliced in picture Hitler ... "he takes every chance he gets" .... europe gets overrun by the nazis ... does look a bit suspect with a language barrier in place tho ;)

Re:I guess the article is right.... (1)

kronocide (209440) | about 8 years ago | (#16264645)

That was SO funny! Especially the final shot with the artist doing something close to a Nazi greeting, and then the quick cut to all the Nazi girls hailing. Hahaha!
Again for clarification, the song is not about Hitler but about some slimy pickup artist, but every inserted clip of Hitler illustrates a line in the lyrics that could be interpreted that way. Way too funny.

Competition? (1)

tomocoo (699236) | about 8 years ago | (#16263419)

Who would want to compete for a business that has huge expenses and no income?

Obligatory comment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16263821)

And I thought they ment TPB...

DailyMotion (1)

Monsieur_F (531564) | about 8 years ago | (#16264191)

There is a French competitor of youtube as well, called DailyMotion [] (available in several languages)

Re:DailyMotion (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#16266903)

There is a French competitor of youtube as well, called DailyMotion (available in several languages)
They should just surrender already.
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