MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA—Google, the owner of YouTube released a version of their popular website last Friday. The new platform is aimed towards farmers and their sheep and cattle. “There’s a surprising market for this kind of thing,” says Sam Greer, a spokesman for the new company, “We already have a big advertising deal with Farmers Insurance.”
We already have a big advertising deal with Farmers Insurance,
says EweTube spokesman Sam Greer
The EweTube interface looks and behaves like the normal YouTube website, but has a completely new set of videos. “EweTube was designed as a video-sharing site for farmers and sheep herders mainly,” says Jonathan Galsworthy, a top programmer on the project, “There are 2.2 million farmers in the US and many more worldwide. We decided to capture that audience with EweTube.”
It was pretty easy, really. All we had to do was copy and paste the code for YouTube into EweTube. It really was one big paste. Over 500,000 lines of code. I think it took overnight
“It was pretty easy, really. All we had to do was copy and paste the code for YouTube into EweTube. It really was one big paste. Over 500,000 lines of code. I think it took overnight,” says sleep deprived programmer and interface designer Lucy Page at Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View.
EweTube is expected to be a huge success. Currently, the website’s view counter stays at zero, but all of EweTube’s programmers expect that it will take a few hours. For now, they are all contentedly shooting videos of sheep and farms for the new website.