Where would you go if YouTube died ?
YouTube is an amazing platform which promotes creativity and freedom of expression (to an extent). Despite its’ ongoing success and evolution Youtube has come across a variety of complaints from their community over the recent years. If you’re one of the users that don’t like certain things about their platform, maybe you’ll find a better fit in one of the following video-sharing alternatives.
YouTube is mostly about quantity whereas Vimeo is all about quality. The first thing you notice immediately after visiting their website, is the beautiful design and smooth interface. Vimeo was made by a group of filmmakers who dreamed of a platform that would fuel creativity amongst their users. There are no ads on their videos, instead you can choose to pay for on demand videos if you want to reward quality videos from amazing creators. You can upload your own HD videos as well but it has a limit, which of course you can bypass by upgrading to a paid plan on the platform.
Dailymotion is perhaps the biggest rival of YouTube. The two platforms are similar in the way they function. You can upload your own videos and monetize them just like you would do on YouTube. It might not have the best design for browsing and views videos but it’s definitely worth checking out.
If you are a Gamer, then what the heck are you doing on YouTube? Twitch is the ultimate platform for gamers. It’s getting more and more recognition and it’s the leading platform in the gaming scene. You can stream your own gameplay and even make money from it. If you’re not that much into games though, I wouldn’t really recommend checking out Twitch.
Metacafe is the oldest video-sharing platform on the net. It was founded in 2003 and it has since changed multiple forms and styles. You can upload your own videos and even make money from them. One drawback of MetaCafe is their copyright policy, which at the time of writing seems to be very loose.
Yes, Flickr. Not a lot of people are aware that Flickr, the photo sharing site, also allows video sharing. Although their platform is great and offers a variety of functionalities for video uploading, I left Flickr last on the list for a reason. That reason is of course Yahoo. Since the day it was sold, the future of their products,including Flickr, is uncertain.
If you’re a hardcore member of YouTube’s community it’s unlikely that you’ll ever find any interest in the websites mentioned above. But what if YouTube dies one day? What happens then?
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