"You can create video compilations and share it with friends. You can share your created videos almost anywhere (e.g. to your website, your blog, other social networking websites).
During Beta stage, Veengle will handle only youtube videos. When the full version is ready, users will be able to upload their videos directly to Veengle."
[It's a great little tool - despite it's amateur interface aesthetics.]
"As internet video matures, we face a crossroads: will technology and public policy support a more participatory culture - one that encourages and enables free expression and broader cultural engagement? Will video be woven into the fabric of the open web? Or will online video become a glorified TV-on-demand service? Open Video is a movement to promote free expression and innovation in online video through open standards, open source, and sharing."
(Open Video Alliance)
"It's not much of a surprise that Google has opted to wind things down with Google Video, considering Google owns YouTube, which according to comScore's January figures, is the number one online video content property with 144.1 million unique viewers per month. Google launched Google Video in 2005, and purchased YouTube the following year. Additionally, Google stopped accepting uploads to Google video a few years ago.
So what will happen to videos hosted on the site? Google is asking that users move their content over to YouTube.
'Later this month, hosted video content on Google Video will no longer be available for playback,' read an email sent to Google Video users. 'Google Video stopped taking uploads in May 2009 and now we're removing the remaining hosted content. We've always maintained that the strength of Google Video is its ability to let people search videos from across the Web, regardless of where those videos are hosted. And this move will enable us to focus on developing these technologies further to the benefit of searchers worldwide.'"
(Leslie Horn, 17 April 17 2011, PC Magazine)
"Will the You-Tube revolution foster a new narrative model for feature film? Perhaps it's too early to say. But then again, given the rapid proliferation of the online video portal (launched barely a year ago) it's worth thinking about. To date, most discussion on You Tube centres on its relationship with television. However, there are also signs of ‘cross-pollination' with the cinema: from the very, very small screen to the big screen.
Scriptwriting author Ken Dancyger says that new ‘narrative models' develop against a background of technological innovation, to provide 'narrative experience that re-establishes its connectivity with its audience' (127). Premonitions of a ‘You Tube Narrative Model' can be considered in relation to Dancyger's ‘MTV Model': the feature film as an assemblage of ‘set-pieces' which appropriate both the structure (2-4 minutes) and aesthetic (high production values/rapid montage) of the music video (132). He points to Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994) as an example.
But this earlier brand of (80s-90s) postmodern excess has mutated in the new media environment – and new narrative models beckon. "
(Alex Munt, 7 June 2007, FlowTV)