Has a Stack Overflow YouTube channel or a stackoverflow.tv site ever been contemplated, in doing so taking advantage of a medium where the Stack Overflow experience could be expanded and extended beyond reading material and the (nonetheless proven) Q&A format?
Beyond the (undoubtedly enormous) challenges, there are also enormous potential rewards.
I'm convinced this has, at least at some point, been on the table and would be interested to hear what made it an unsuitable medium to further explore.
To clarify the question, I can easily imagine that:
- digging into the audio-visual market would be easy for a site that has already reached a certain standard, status and reputation
- there are a lot of very smart people on Stack Overflow who are not only celebrated authors but also experienced public speakers who, given the chance / asked / coerced could bring a wide range of topics in their respective fields of expertise to a wide audience
- this might be a cash cow in terms of ad revenue (I could be way off here, I have no idea how that "world" works...)
- there could be a standard in terms of audio-video quality and content that I sometimes miss on YouTube