rdphantom: (Default)
[personal profile] rdphantom
In case you haven't heard, iMeem is going to be deleting all user-generated videos, including fan vids, on June 30, 2009.  That's in four days; talk about advanced notice.  Apparently they are becoming a music and video site for commercial music only.  ( It looks to me like it's going to be extremely similar to Last.fm and Pandora.  Do we really need another one?)  According to the announcement post, iMeem states that "Simply put, there’s no ROI for us in UGV."  Like [personal profile] synecdochic  says Here, Here and Here, there is no money in putting advertising on user-generated-content, and imeem discovered that.  So they are entirely changing their business model.

And that just sucks. What a crappy thing for iMeem to do, especially since vidders used their site often and relied on them.  I mean, I guess I understand the logic from a business sense, but it still utterly sucks for vidders because I have so many links to imeem, and now how am I going to watch them?  And what about the recs I've posted to my journal that have imeem links only?  I guess I'll be doing a lot of googling and searching LiveJournal to find them.  I guess I'll have to look into Bam and Blip.tv and sort out where I want to put my vids. Not that I have a lot; my sympathy for the prolific vidders, that will be a real pain in the rear to re-upload everything.

My money is still on the OTW's future vid archive so we can own the goddamned servers.  This just further cements my belief in the need for the OTW.  I can't wait for them to put something out there for us to use, I wish it was here now.

Links to more discussion, including Bam video vault, Blip.TV and streaming your vids from your own site are here at Veni_vidi_vids. 

ETA 6-27:  If you can help fandom out by recording the individual vids included in playlists on imeem, go here:  http://community.livejournal.com/veni_vidi_vids/79443.html#cutid1  I don't think they require current links right now, they just want the video names, vidder name and song info.

More discussion here: http://community.livejournal.com/vidding/1915846.html
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Profile

rdphantom: (Default)
rdphantom

November 2015

S M T W T F S
12345 67
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 19th, 2017 01:43 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios