I joined Vimeo as an alternative to YouTube. What I like about Vimeo is it's more original material that you wouldn't normally find on YouTube. They have channels, the ability to comment on others video, the ability to tag and "assign roles" to people in video, and viewers can request certain types of videos from users.
Users can also directly upload videos from their phones to Vimeo.
The only downside is uploading a video longer than 15 seconds, I say 15 seconds because that's how long I can record video on my phone, it will take what seems like forever for your video to upload. Your video goes in line to be processed and can take sometimes 2 hours before it can viewed on Vimeo.
However you can pay to become a premium member and have your video bumped up in line.
Over all I prefer to use Vimeo over YouTube because I don't have to deal with excessive libdubs, spam comments, and excessive vlogs. The layout is clean and the site overall is not cluttered.
YouTube is overrated. Oops, don't quote me! I want to live!!! I blog about a video by the amazing Jonathan Jarvis (he's fast becoming my idol!) on The Crisis of Credit Crunch about 2 weeks ago when I received a link from a friend in my emails. It is a brilliant piece of work; well crafted, comprehensive & amazingly clear to us mortals. Here's the said video. Make sure you watch it! The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan … more