Shoe 2: YouTube Explosion!

On Friday Google announced the upcoming launch of 100 YouTube channels some time next year, which "will generate about 25 hours of new, original programming a day on YouTube." So who gets a channel? Madonna, Jay-Z, and Deepak Chopra to name a few. Actually, if anybody knows the punch line to the "Madonna, Jay-Z, and Deepak Chopra walk into a bar" joke, please email it to us. Google honchos say it's not "trying to replace TV or cable, but merely to complement it."

So who else gets a channel? Who DOESN'T get a channel? Business Insider offers a huge list of participants. I like that Tony Hawk's channel will be mostly focused on skateboarding.

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