While the new media world commemorates the end of YouTube after eight years of service, YouTube’s co-founder Chad Hurley is taking advantage of his old company’s demise by promoting his new venture MixBit.
MixBit is a video-oriented site that emphasizes content creator collaboration rather than competing with YouTube to reach audiences.
On MixBit’s landing page, it reads: “YouTube is shutting down. Instead of sitting around, we thought you’d want a new site to not only watch cat videos, but create them… together!” It asks visitors to be part of a mailing list but gives little else about the MixBit project.
Hurley teased MixBit last month during a South by Southwest panel hosted by Digg founder Kevin Rose. He said that the new product would “primarily video-based … and gives flexibility for people to work together and create content.” As far as competing with YouTube, Hurley added that “there’s always going to be a place for YouTube.”
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