YouTube sold out for a whopping $1.65 billion to Google recently. And guess what the YouTube users got? Nothing. So, this has rubbed people like Chris Messina the wrong side. We talk to Chris about CrowdSourcing and he explains why big companies buying popular user-generated content websites may not be a great thing.

Chris Messina, aka FactoryJoe, is best known for his involvement in helping to create the BarCamp movement and Microformats. Recently he co-founded The Citizen Agency with real-life partner Tara Hunt.

Chris is a widely respected ambassador of open-source, most notably Firefox and Flock. Chris, as a volunteer for the Spread Firefox campaign, also designed the highly influential 2004 Firefox advert which appeared in the New York Times in 2004. Chris currently resides in San Francisco.


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