Jon Udell writes:
The vast majority of friends-and-family videos will never exceed 50 views a month, for which fifteen cents a month is effectively free. And even at 500 views a month, you’ll hardly notice the buck fifty.
But what if your video becomes popular? The top 20 videos on YouTube on any given day average about 50,000 views, and you’d certainly notice the hundred and fifty bucks that would cost on S3, not to mention the thousands you’d pay for a month of that level of interest.
For a variety of reasons, I’ve been thinking about the kinds of services provided by S3 and by video sites like YouTube, and about how such services might fruitfully combine.