Vessel.com and YouTube.com – Round 1

Am I jumping on the bandwagon by looking into joining Vessel.com?

What the hell is Vessel anyway? Why would I consider Vessel when I’m not on other trends like Instagram, Facebook, etc…
Well, I’m on Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress…Isn’t that enough?

Social Media being an ever evolving wonder, I choose not to be on a lot of them simply because I can’t keep track of all the passwords and account info, that and the more info on the net, the more chance of having your identity stolen – though it’s mainly about keeping so many accounts and passwords in check.

Back to Vessel and back on track, what is Vessel? Well, I applied for it today and will see if they accept me as a content creator. It seems they are marketing for the top content creators that are popular on YouTube, meaning that I probably will not be considered at this time so the only info I have is what they have provided on their site.

Vessel is about getting loyal viewers of content creators on YouTube to sign up for a monthly membership on their site. What they (Vessel) is hoping for is the revenue of the monthly subscriptions and advertising dollars generated by the viewers.

Vessel asks the content creators to provide early releases of their videos on their site, at least three days before releasing it on other sites such as YouTube. Vessel promises to share the revenue with the content creators which will favor the creators with 60% of the subscription dollars and 70% of advertising dollars.

By the looks of their webpages, it looks like they have recruited a lot of well-known YouTube content creators to their site. I’m not sure how well Vessel will do or if it will survive the Internet – like MySpace…Not even Justin Timberlake could bring MySpace back.

I am interested in how they (Vessel) will release the videos to the viewers. Will they offer top video quality viewing (like Vimeo) or crappy videos due to bandwidth.

My conclusion at this time, whether I am accepted to them or not, is that they will – 1: Become Successful and be brought out by YouTube or Yahoo, and 2: Fail and go to some other format like Justin.tv…

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