Archive for the 'MySpace' Category

‘Non-YouTube’ Video Hosting and Sharing

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

There are a few reasons why someone might prefer to use a video site that is not the default site that Google bought.

YouTube aggressively removes content that breaks the TOS with regard to copyright or adult content. Some alternatives do not have the resources to police their own sites and some sites have less restrictive terms to start with.

YouTube shares revenue with a select few users while some other users get nothing. Sites like Revver have a policy of sharing advertising revenue with all members. That sounds great, but my experience has been that I only have five cents worth of pending payment.

Because YouTube is the default website, it bears the brunt of political censorship. A handful of countries have longstanding policies of blocking YouTube and others have done so temporarily in response to specific content. Other video sharing sites slip under the radar. I was in a second class train car in a developing country just last week and I had to walk through the first class coach in search of the snack trolley. The young dudes with the laptops were mostly watching stuff on Metacafe.

Job of the Day

Monday, August 18th, 2008

This guy isn’t asking for much…

A web site, which would have following functionalities:
1) Login
2) Any user can upload its story on net. So we need to give a full fledge functionalities like Microsoft word. All major word class languages can be used…like French, German, Chinese, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, English, Urdu etc.

3) Any user can broadcast live video anywhere across the world. We want to give a user functionalities if user wants to broadcast to selected user from his/her own list of users or broadcast to whole world by broadcasting on our site. For example, if any function take place in India and relatives in Canada want to see live this function in Canada on our site.

4) Forum functionality: user can create there own forums. For example thread like Technology, Personnel Advice.

5) User can do any type of conferencing using our site to sleeted users in his/her own users list.

This isn’t from Craigslist. It is from odesk, a place that usually features some pretty decent jobs. This one comes from someone who has high hopes. They want to pay somebody $1500 to build them their very own YouTube. I also saw a guy who was paying $10,000 to have a MySpace clone built for him. He might get some serious takers on that, but he will be throwing his $10,000 away. Maybe he just wants to be Tom.

Malware on MySpace

Friday, November 9th, 2007

There is some very bad hacking going on related to popular MySpace pages. I would advise people to simply stay away from the site.

Security and functionality exist in an inverse relationship…

– Exploit Prevention’s Chief Technical Officer Roger Thompson

The current situation does not involve American teens hacking passwords and replacing your text with the word gay. This is from a Chinese malware site and software is placed on your computer that makes your computer prone to future attacks. Pages of popular musicians are the main targets. Users that have typical protections on their computers are asked to download a codec that is not a codec.