Meh on YouTube. On top (or regardless) of what's already been said, I think most of the content on YouTube is pretty lame nowadays anyway. Stuff like Netflix and Hulu are taking over and I doubt Google's going to be able to compete because they're late to the game. People won't have a reason to get a paid subscription to YouTube Red / TV unless they get exclusive deals for shows. I see them going away for that reason alone.
Also I feel like I've said this before. Deja Vu ?
Don't find fault, find a remedy -- Henry Ford
Lexica, are you one of those Markov bots?
No, I just tend to stumble all over myself when trying to express some things.
Social media is dying, as is now fairly obvious - at least far more obvious than it was about three years ago. Notice how much the administration of these centralized web sites is scrambling to limit activity to "safe" topics and language? Of course that's not actually what's killing it. It's much simpler than that. It's just losing popularity because people are spreading the word that it's harmful to the psyche (at least to "addicted" users).
Look at MySpace. That site still exists but it's difficult to find people who use it regularly. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (in its current user-centric form) will end up that way within five years from now (January 201.
User-generated content is waning in popularity and sites that deliver quality paid content will experience a boom over the next decade.
(This post was edited 2 days ago on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 12:51 pm)