This is not a paid commercial. For gawd sakes, I’m actually reviewing a toothbrush…
Ever since DVguru compared ten video sharing services, more services have cropped up.
According to Reuters, YouTube serves up 100 million videos a day. In June, 2.5 billion videos were watched on YouTube; contrast that with the company’s size which is just over 30 employees. More than 65,000 videos are now uploaded daily to YouTube, up from around 50,000 in May. YouTube also boasts nearly 20 million unique users per month, according to Nielsen//NetRatings, another Internet audience measurement firm. I’ve been using YouTube for a while now, putting out heavy-hitters once in a while (see my profile).
However, after hearing about YouTube’s major boo-boo with their new “all your video is belong to us” terms and agreement, I’ve been looking at other options. I know it costs YouTube about $1 million per month in bandwidth charges, but that doesn’t justify a popular company to push anyone around. No free lunchie.
While YouTube’s marketing manager clarified by saying that they don’t intend to sell your content, the realization of someone taking ownership of my free content makes me one unhappy camper. Perhaps this was the tipping point, since I’ve always been peeved by YouTube’s upload limitation of 15 minutes or 100MB.
What else have I considered then?
I’m trying Veoh now which lets me upload videos with no bloody file size limit, and lets users download the original video file I uploaded. I would also consider Revver and Google Video since they provide users in revenue-sharing / syndication opportunities.
Aside: The Oral-B Pulsar uses a pager-motor as seen here…