Ourmedia.org, a free global repository for grassroots media, launched yesterday with great fanfare, allowing anyone for free to upload, store and share digital works—home movies, music videos, original music, audio interviews, photos, art, documentaries, grassroots political ads, animations, books, student films, software, etc.
“You can publish media, post comments, and you get a free blog,” the site says. “We’ll store your video, podcasts or digital photo collection for free — forever. No catches.”
Bravo to J.D. Lasica, Marc and colleagues for this site. Great job!
One initial suggestion would be to move the site’s weblog to it’s own page (instead of just being on the home page), and give it an RSS feed. We couldn’t seem to find that.
• Site launch press release: Ourmedia seeks to spur the citizens media revolution
• Slashdot discussion: From Archive.org, Free Multimedia Hosting for Life
• Interview with J.D. Lasica, co-founder of Ourmedia.org.
• See JD’s weblog for progress reports, stats, and thoughts, such as this: Ourmedia powers the long tail.
News for all of the people keeping up on other entries in the media blog arena. American Business Media, the association representing more than 2000 magazine titles and 2,300 web sites, has launched MediaPace, a blog for business media. Access is via http://abm.typepad.com/mediapace/