Popular Video Sharing Sites

Popular Video Sharing Sites

Video sharing has become very popular. There are many websites that cater to this need. The internet is full of video content. Many corporation use this market their products and media companies release content to make money through advertisements. Further these sites have become a useful way to upload news. Since the video is usually taken by a smartphone camera they are usually more reliable than the actual news and the news is also faster because a bystander would capture the content before the news team arrives. Millions of videos are shared every day and they cover a range of topics. There are many sites online that are known for video sharing. Here’s a list of popular video sharing sites.


Vimeo is a video sharing site founded by Jake Lodwick and Zack Klein. It was founded in 2004 and it was one of the first video sharing sites to offer HD video playback in 2007. Vimeo has a daily view count of 1 million. There are many different types of content offered on Vimeo. Since 2011 Vimeo has introduced the Vimeo awards to showcase the creative video content hosted on the site. Some videos are very creative with film effects Hong Kong and etc.


YouTube is the most popular video sharing website in the world. It was created in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim who were three former PayPal employees. It was bought over by Google in 2006 and has a view count of 7 billion per day which is more than any other website. All content in YouTube is uploaded by individuals and corporations. There are high end corporate video production and effects involved. YouTube is also ranked as the second most popular website in the world. YouTube earns its revenue from the advertisements that are displayed on the side of videos, before the video starts and on the videos itself. These is how some YouTube subscribers make money from as well.


Dailymotion is a website that is based in France and is one of the most popular video platforms in the world. The website offers mix content with various videos uploaded by both corporations and individuals. Dailymotion was founded in March 2015 and is now mostly owned by Vivendi which is a multinational mass media conglomerate. Similar to YouTube Dailymotion is very popular and users are encouraged to upload content. The website is also available in many platforms including Windows, iOS, Android etc. Dailymotion has a view count of 60 million per day and is the second largest video sharing website behind YouTube.

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