Re: YouTube is the new Business Card...
Your silde show was interesting, some very general stats that do make you think, so I took a look at some more stats.
From this page
80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
Approximately 20% of the people who start your video will leave after the first 10 seconds.
What I could not find, though I admit I did not spend a lot of time looking, was stats on the type of video that was being watched. If one billion views are hitting utube and entertainment type videos are around 60-70% (and I would bet a lot that the % is higher) - that lowers the probable impact dramatically
9% of small businesses use utube - I find this interesting
MIght mean you are getting in on the bottom of a trend - or it might mean small businesses have found it adds little to nothing to sales. And sales is what it is all about IMO. Not sure why the article references Home Depot for this, that would not be what I call a small business, but their utube channel is concerned with how to do this, or pick this color, etc