61 YouTube wannabees

Tom Foremski talks about the 61 video hosting services that have popped up like mushrooms after a long rain.

The problem is, is it possible to create another YouTube?

That’s a daunting task.

The one that’ll win will do something totally different than just host video. Remember when it looked like the photo service site battle was done? Then Flickr came along.

We need something that totally changes the rules of what I can do with my video camera.

And, no, I don’t have it at PodTech either. I wish I did.

13 thoughts on “61 YouTube wannabees

  1. i want to create a youtube type site that is specific to a very narrow subject but i’m having trouble finding out how to create such a site… any help would be appreciated.. thank you

  2. i want to create a youtube type site that is specific to a very narrow subject but i’m having trouble finding out how to create such a site… any help would be appreciated.. thank you

  3. The whole reason we’re doing Network2 is to point to the best internet TV (episodic vs. just clips). I think YouTube is more of a communication platform than straight entertainment. It’s all the signal, all the noise. So it’s hard to see.

    My best guesses for rule changing?

    Two-way-heavy experiences, a la Late Nite Mash.

    Me-as-Media, a la Alive in Baghdad.

    Larger collaborative works, a la Node 666.

    Storytelling is the same and different. It’s a frame we can stretch new experiences across. How do the tools we all possess enable that stretch?

    Why did George Lucas go smallscreen?

    It’s close, Robert.

  4. The whole reason we’re doing Network2 is to point to the best internet TV (episodic vs. just clips). I think YouTube is more of a communication platform than straight entertainment. It’s all the signal, all the noise. So it’s hard to see.

    My best guesses for rule changing?

    Two-way-heavy experiences, a la Late Nite Mash.

    Me-as-Media, a la Alive in Baghdad.

    Larger collaborative works, a la Node 666.

    Storytelling is the same and different. It’s a frame we can stretch new experiences across. How do the tools we all possess enable that stretch?

    Why did George Lucas go smallscreen?

    It’s close, Robert.

  5. Two words: quality and specialization. Restrict your site to videos on narrow subjects. For most types of videos this couldn’t work, but for some it could. Think instructional videos, motivational speakers, college lectures, etc. They have such a wide range of topics that they’re drowned out and difficult to find in youtube. Then put a lower limit on video quality and professionalism that will be accepted. Any time you have 5000 versions of the same video clip floating around you’re doing something terribly wrong.

  6. Two words: quality and specialization. Restrict your site to videos on narrow subjects. For most types of videos this couldn’t work, but for some it could. Think instructional videos, motivational speakers, college lectures, etc. They have such a wide range of topics that they’re drowned out and difficult to find in youtube. Then put a lower limit on video quality and professionalism that will be accepted. Any time you have 5000 versions of the same video clip floating around you’re doing something terribly wrong.

  7. Well, they’ll just have to create a fully functioning game and morph it into a video site the way they did with Flickr.

    Prolly wouldn’t work with video though. I’ll tell you, blip.tv has a lot of great stuff for the vlogger. That’s where I host. One thing that everyone clamors for is private upload. I want to share my videos, but a select few I want to only share with friends, family or hubby, and as far as I know only youtube offers private upload.

  8. Well, they’ll just have to create a fully functioning game and morph it into a video site the way they did with Flickr.

    Prolly wouldn’t work with video though. I’ll tell you, blip.tv has a lot of great stuff for the vlogger. That’s where I host. One thing that everyone clamors for is private upload. I want to share my videos, but a select few I want to only share with friends, family or hubby, and as far as I know only youtube offers private upload.

  9. It would be interesting to see a list of the YouTube-type companies that existed before them. I’m always interested in the dynamics that make one company or group of individuals successful when another group with the same situation isn’t…

  10. It would be interesting to see a list of the YouTube-type companies that existed before them. I’m always interested in the dynamics that make one company or group of individuals successful when another group with the same situation isn’t…

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