SocialTimes.com reported that although CNN and the BBC were covering the disaster, CitizenTube “emerged as one of the best places to go to see raw, live footage of the quake.”
Created back in 2007, Steve, YouTube’s news and politics editor, was excited about CitizenTube’s ability “to communicate with each other around the world” through videos submitted by viewers, but was adamant about having viewers send in their videos and responses to make the idea successful.
A few of the top videos for the week of Jan. 16 was the “dramatic rescue efforts” for the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, which crashed into rocks in Giglio, Italy, the Syrian army agreeing to cease fire against the rebels and the celebration of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday.
Click a video on the playlist of the flooding in Kruger National Park and a full list of similar videos will appear on the right.
Five years after it’s launch, it seems Steve no longer needs to urge viewers to send in their videos as the channel has more than 6.8 million upload views, 131,462 subscribers and more than 20 million channel views.
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