First Video Sharing Site Paved the Way for YouTube — Was There First to Launch Ten Years Back

By on 07/07/2007 1:50 PM @beet_tv

It’s not around anymore, but was the first video sharing site that allowed users to upload files in various video file formats and share videos.  It was started back i 1997 by Chase Norlin, who now heads the very cool video/audio search company Pixsy.

Chase takes us down memory lane, during the last Internet boom when he launched this company whose time was not quite right.  In this interview, Chase talks about the challenges in bandwidth. He marvels how the YouTube guys picked up where he couldn’t at the time.

And, yes the progress since 1997 is amazing.  This past 12 months have been unbelievable.  To bring you to speed on video sharing sites and various monetization schmemes, you should read this terrific round-up by Nick Gonzalez at TechCrunch.

— Andy Plesser

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