New “hot video” site opens

Rogelio Bernal Andreo

It's a day of meeting with CEOs. Just met with Rogelio Bernal Andreo for lunch. He's CEO of AR Networks, which produces elistas.net which has 20 million users, mostly in South America (it's an email mailing list system similar to Yahoo Groups).

But, that's not what we were talking about. Today VLoggerCon starts so Rogelio told me he had something to show me.

He had an itch. He loves the new videos that are coming out on Google Video, YouTube, and other video sites. But, each site is its own silo. They only show popular videos on their own site, not on others.

So he started looking around for a site that would let people around the world vote for their favorite videos. He ran across Digg and thought "why isn't there a Digg for video?" He couldn't find one, so he built one, called ZoomBlast.

Now, what's the problem? They don't have hundreds of thousands of people there like Digg does. But, video is getting more and more important, so I bet they start showing up soon.

What do you think? Where do you go to find the latest hot video?

Well, I'm off to meet with Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems. Whew, what a day. Then tonight I'll be on TWiT with Leo Laporte and gang. Or something like that.

Why was Rogelio meeting with me? To show me his secret business plan and get my feedback. Looks pretty interesting Rogelio, you're definitely an entrepreneur to watch!

Rogelio's secret business plan

Comments

  1. There are a few “digg for video” sites. I was able to find a total of 5, 3 of them based on the “Meneame” open source project, Videosift being one of them (it only accepts YouTube & Google videos, so it doesn’t quite solve the problem we were trying to solve). Chances are there are more sites I haven’t heard of.

    Robert’s just too fast of a blogger! I swear I was with him like minutes ago and before I have time to come back to the office he’s already blogged about it (!!!) We opened ZoomBlast last monday and the site is far from finished, even though the basic functionality is up there. Honestly I wasn’t meeting with him to talk about ZoomBlast (I was planning on tipping Mike Arrington late next week :-) so this “early announcement” caught us a bit unprepared, but it’s cool :-)

  2. There are a few “digg for video” sites. I was able to find a total of 5, 3 of them based on the “Meneame” open source project, Videosift being one of them (it only accepts YouTube & Google videos, so it doesn’t quite solve the problem we were trying to solve). Chances are there are more sites I haven’t heard of.

    Robert’s just too fast of a blogger! I swear I was with him like minutes ago and before I have time to come back to the office he’s already blogged about it (!!!) We opened ZoomBlast last monday and the site is far from finished, even though the basic functionality is up there. Honestly I wasn’t meeting with him to talk about ZoomBlast (I was planning on tipping Mike Arrington late next week :-) so this “early announcement” caught us a bit unprepared, but it’s cool :-)

  3. Just the .net part eh? So eListas.com died when? No ZoomGroups.net? ZoomClouds, hahaha.

    And umm dude, already lots of ‘metacrawler’ish’ for video sites out there…what rock you been under? Nothing like stealing other sites content and flipping up on thy own as a meta, hey mash-up city.

    secret business plan

    I can feel the Web 2.0(TM) juice-up already…you mean cotrack right? Zoom me some of those blog clouds, yay.

  4. Just the .net part eh? So eListas.com died when? No ZoomGroups.net? ZoomClouds, hahaha.

    And umm dude, already lots of ‘metacrawler’ish’ for video sites out there…what rock you been under? Nothing like stealing other sites content and flipping up on thy own as a meta, hey mash-up city.

    secret business plan

    I can feel the Web 2.0(TM) juice-up already…you mean cotrack right? Zoom me some of those blog clouds, yay.

  5. Rod, there’s an experimental API now up on the site:
    http://www.zoomblast.com/api.html

    BTW, not to feed the troll but Chris, there is no secret BP. I have committed to announce that other project at an upcoming event and simply asked Robert to help me keep my commitment, that’s all, don’t get so excited :-)

  6. Rod, there’s an experimental API now up on the site:
    http://www.zoomblast.com/api.html

    BTW, not to feed the troll but Chris, there is no secret BP. I have committed to announce that other project at an upcoming event and simply asked Robert to help me keep my commitment, that’s all, don’t get so excited :-)

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