Whether or not you watched any of the weekend's YouTube Live event on the video-sharing website is probably a matter of taste (if you have any, we bet you didn't), but how Google served up the live extravaganza is quite an eye-opener.
Because normal YouTube video is progressively downloaded by the viewer's computer, the demands of streaming a live event were something quite new for the site.
That's why even a lumbering giant like Google needed help with the technical things, in spite of the myriad resources at its disposal.
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According to sources in the know, the company Google turned to was streaming specialist Akamai.
The YouTube Live planners apparently chose Akamai ahead of better-known streamers like Justin.TV because it was confident of handling the large number of viewers expected.
So far, it appears that around 700,000 people tuned in for the mostly hip-hop and 'street' show, proving the wisdom of the Akamai choice.
We just wonder how many of them were actually the money-earning adults Google needs if it's to generate significant revenues from YouTube.