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New website indexes online video

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Jul 2007 4:43 User comments (9)

New website indexes online video A new website launched Wednesday provides an organized listing of online videos on websites including YouTube, MySpace, and Google Video, organized into over 200 categories they're calling channels.
According to the sites first press release, "WeShow thrives off of the explosion of online video that has until now frustrated a significant portion of consumers on the Web," said Marcos Wettreich, CEO and founder of WeShow, in a statement. "By consolidating the highest quality and most popular content from across the Internet into a simple and personalized view of all the top quality videos from around the world, WeShow is making online video a pure entertainment experience similar to that of television."

Unlike many existing video sites that rely purely on search technologies to yield relevant content, WeShow brings a human-powered approach to filtering and organizing content. Each day, WeShow uses technology and a global team of category experts to scour more than 15 video repositories such as YouTube, MetaCafe, Google Video, MySpace, Dailymotion and many others.

The company cites a study conducted by Kelton Research in June 2007, stating that more than 60% of Americans feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of online videos and 46 percent of these people do not watch more online videos because they dread the task of weeding through too many search results. The study also states that 96 percent of Americans cannot find the videos they are looking for when initially conducting a search for specific content and 45 percent of people only view videos when they are recommended by a friend or colleague. These people are not utilizing online video as a primary entertainment source.

Source: WeShow

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9 user comments

113.7.2007 5:18
webe123
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But won't this just put "all the eggs in one basket" so to speak and make it easy for the likes of the MPAA and RIAA to find "illegal material" at one location???


UPDATE: Well I just went to the site and typed in star trek...just to see if there was any episodes available.....but there were not any.

So this site is USELESS that is...unless you just like home movies...but I think that people on youtube upload more than just "home movies"...LOL!

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213.7.2007 6:57

sounds a bit like alluc.org, allsp.com, tv-links.co.uk etc. nothing new really

313.7.2007 18:16
webe123
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Originally posted by McKeva:
sounds a bit like alluc.org, allsp.com, tv-links.co.uk etc. nothing new really

Actually, tv-links.co.uk has FULL TV episodes and movies. This site does not....so it is worse than even youtube.

414.7.2007 0:52

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Unlike many existing video sites that rely purely on search technologies to yield relevant content, WeShow brings a human-powered approach to filtering and organizing content.
You know, this means no copyrighted material. So yeah, that means WeShow is more like WeAreUseless.

Just use google video search.

517.7.2007 16:32

I feel that this is a good move cause then the individual does not have to join all the different sites to view videos what WeShow is doing is a great innovation.

620.7.2007 13:39

Originally posted by webe123:
UPDATE: Well I just went to the site and typed in star trek...just to see if there was any episodes available.....but there were not any.

So this site is USELESS that is...unless you just like home movies...but I think that people on youtube upload more than just "home movies"...LOL!
Did you really expect to find copyrighted material like Star Trek there? For that kind of stuff, the best source is Usenet. Try doing a search on Newzbin. It's a similar service that indexes the content of newsgroups. You'll get 2 pages of results on Star Trek, and about 9 pages if you're a registered user. It costs virtually nothing.

I highly recommend it.

718.8.2007 12:05

This is something that the video sites have needed. There are a ton of short clips that are funny when you watch, but when you try to show a friend, you have to remeber what site you saw the video on.

820.8.2007 19:23

COPYRIGHT MY ASS! Check out how this website do their stuff. boxsweeper.com They straight streaming all their contents!

922.8.2007 16:47

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webe123
But won't this just put "all the eggs in one basket" so to speak and make it easy for the likes of the MPAA and RIAA to find "illegal material" at one location???
Maybe that is what they want. They disguise it as something that we could really use, yet use it to track everything.

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