It looks like internet-video giant, YouTube, is offline this morning. None of my embedded videos are showing up, and the YouTube site itself is inaccessible.
I’m sure the site will be back up soon, but this did make me think about what would happen if something as big as YouTube actually went under. It would instantly have a dramatic impact on the face of the internet. A tremendous amount of content would suddenly be lost… possibly forever.
I guess this is one of those, don’t put all your eggs in one basket kind of lessons.
UPDATE: As expected, YouTube is back up. It looks like they were implementing a new search bar that gets laid over every embedded video. But, the question remains, what would happen if YouTube disappeared tomorrow?