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Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Youtube, twitchand many other Platforms have one thing in common: Content. I remember a statistic about YouTube that stated that 500 hours of Content are uploaded every minute. That's 500 days of new stuff to watch every day.
Sure, I don't think there is the same amount of Content added to streaming platforms without "user-generated" Content, but that means you can't watch everything on YouTube, not on any other platform in your lifetime.
Of course, there is a bunch of stuff not even worth watching (and I hear
screaming: "WHO HAS TIME FOR FICTION?"), but there are many shows or moviesworth watching. Still, I find myself somewhat regularly looking at all those things to watch and can't decide what to watch. Also, everything is fed to the algorithms, so the more you watch, the more recommendations you get.
What I find interesting is how is it possible that people still write best selling novels or come up with new movie ideas? Also, the output of YouTube tutorials seems to be never-ending or the Courses over at Udemy. I wonder if there is some research on why there is never enough Content and if we will reach a point where we will have enough?
As long there is creativity, there will be new Content. We will never view everything. There will be bestselling novels that will never be sold, as nobody discovered them.