Thursday, September 22, 2022

Is there an alternative to YouTube?

YouTube is the big dog when it comes to hosting user created content. Some think it's the only place to do that. But it's not. There are other places where similar content resides.

Vimeo, Vevo, and Dailymotion have been around for a while. And the latest hot alternative is Odysee. That one is interesting in that it is promoted by a lot of content creators as being more free -- as in free speech -- than any other platform. And there is a lot of truth to that.

But still, YouTube reigns above all of them. And that's partially because of laziness. Each of the various services has unique content, but most users simply go to YouTube and only go anywhere else if they can't find what they want. Some -- most? -- don't even know you can go elsewhere.

Last year, NordVPN published a list of the 10 best YouTube alternatives:

  1. Vimeo
  2. DTube
  3. Internet Archives Video Section
  4. Metacafe
  5. 9GAG TV
  6. Dailymotion
  7. Vevo
  8. Twitch
  9. TED
  10. Crackle

The article lists information about each of the services, and is worth a read.

You may not be seeking an alternative to YouTube, but you will certainly find some interesting content on these services, as well as new kid on the block Odysee. And that means more options and more content in your Streaming Life.

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