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VidMe Offers a Locked-Down Alternative to YouTube

The joy over wide-spectrum sharing has grown more muted even as it has become easier. The brouhaha over privacy issues, ranging from Facebook to Google to the U.S. Congress, has put the frighteners on some users.

For those who wish to share videos, but not with the whole of mankind, VidMe hopes with today’s launch to offer an alternative to YouTube both online and with its iPhone app.

YouTube allows you to mark a video as private, but that mainly insures it is not picked up by search engines. A viewer can still forward the link to to others. VidMe makes that scenario unlikely.

“(V)ideos shared using VidMe work only for the intended recipient and cannot be forwarded, downloaded or become viral without the video owner’s approval…Links to videos shared using VidMe work only for the intended recipient and become inoperable if they are forwarded to anyone else.”

Running a site or service on advertising is untenable for a site that is hoping your video does not get a million views. So VidMe have elected to make theirs a pay service. Upon initial sign-up, a user receives enough free credits to upload several videos. For subsequent uploads they have to pay. VidMe also allows you to record videos on site.

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