Re: Which kind of websites are used for publishing UGC?
- Interesting question Jenna.
A couple of thoughts. I think you should be considering a couple of points. Do you want to retain relative control over your content, and only let people share it from your site, or do you want the greater digital/social media community to have the chance of discovering it on a network. Of course YouTube is the first that comes to mind, but there are others: Blip, Revver, Metacafe for example.
As far as what kind of website is used, I believe that any blog platform is more than sufficient for sharing independent content. I started on blogger, then moved onto WordPress. That being said, I also mass distribute, syndicate, and share all of my vlog content videos using Tubemogul.com (http://www.youtube.com/myurbanreport)
I also don't know if USG is the most accurate term because I also use YouTube to share my professional production projects (http://www.youtube.com/visualeyemedia.com)
And to top it off we just launched a video production/tech tutorial website called www.webvideochefs.com. My partner and I are taking a more conservative approach to mass sharing our videos. Some of our content will be on video communities, but our goal is to build the site into a destination where people can learn, interact, and ask questions about Web video production.
Sorry for the lengthy response, but you got me going!
Any thoughts folks?
http://www.myurbanreport.com (twitter @urbanreporter)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jenna" <mail@...> wrote:
> hi there,
> I am wondering which platform or combination of platforms you prefer to publish your video blog. What is the actual trend and why? What do you think?
> I was a bit irritated when I read statistics for the production of user generated videos in Germany. There was only mentioned how many people upload own video content on video platforms without considering publishing on private websites. Do you also think that private websites for user generated videos can be neglected because almost everybody publishes its videos at least at one platform (additional or exclusively)? ï¿½in my case, I have uploaded some self-made videos only on my private website.
> Have a good time