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YouTube to charge subscription fees

YouTube to charge subscription fees
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If you've been on the Internet at all for the past 9 years, then you've spent at least a little time on YouTube. The free video-hosting service is one of the top websites in the entire world.

The most-watched YouTube videos have hundreds of millions of views, and 100 hours of new video is uploaded every minute. And those are just the cat videos.

Don't forget that I have a channel on YouTube, too, where I upload my latest videos. Click here to watch and be sure to subscribe for the latest.

One of the reasons YouTube has been so successful is that it's free. You can watch as many videos as you want - or upload as many as you want - and never pay a thing.

For the past few years, the way YouTube has earned money is by gradually increasing the use of ads. You see them before nearly every video now, and now sometimes even in the middle of particularly long videos.

Not everyone is happy about the ads, so YouTube is about to launch another option.

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