It’s been scientifically proven that 96.3% of all YouTube comments are stupid, but there’s very little you can actually do about it, except for clicking that little thumbs down button. Until now…
Only a month since Yahoo Video relaunched, and it seems they’ve been having trouble keeping their content in check: sore-wristed users are using the ‘Health & Beauty category to upload as much porn as they can get away with.
Yesterday we told you about NIN front man Trent Reznor’s creative call to arms, giving fans the opportunity to create their own videos for the band’s new album ‘Ghosts I-IV’.
Well, less than a week after Reznor called them ‘insincere’ for the ‘bait and switch’ tactics used in the release of their own record, In Rainbows, Radiohead have taken a leaf out of his book, photocopied it, and started their own UGC competition.
3 and O2 have announced that they’ve joined forces, bringing their two mobile video services (SeeMeTV and LookAtMe!) together to create what they claim is the UK’s largest open access mobile video community — EyeVibe.
Users are being encouraged to submit quality videos by enticing them with a cut of the download fee (10p per video) each time their content is accessed. Mobile users on flat rate data plans only have to pay for the clip, not any data charges, while other users will have to fork out additional data charges.
Well, it’s in private beta, anyway, but you can sign up for an account. MOSH (standing for Mobilize and Share) is described on its signup page as “a user-generated content platform designed specifically for use with any mobile device” that’ll let you “create, upload, collect and share” all manner of content, including photos, videos, music, games, software mash-ups and blogs.