Friday, March 21, 2008

More tube

Deep cut
We know that Web 2.0 sites are partly defined by their dependence on user content. In this respect YouTube is no different. But as I observed here, it doesn’t really promote participation through linking, indexing and commenting. In fact the connections that YouTube make are more outward facing, ending up in other sites, personal blogs and word of mouth recommendations. If you’re looking for the Flickr of moving image then Vimeo is the answer. You can upload video to share with people and friends via a contacts list…in short it’s more of a networking site, but will it challenge YouTube domination?

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