Vimeo is a video sharing site, similar to YouTube, but focusing on artists wishing to share their work, and a respectful community spirit.
The basics of Vimeo is allowing users to upload videos to the site, and share them publicly or privately. You can connect with friends and other members of the community, by making contacts (like friends) and subscribing to other user's videos.
That may sound like nothing special, but Vimeo does all of this with tons of style and fantastic usability. New users will find loads of well written help for getting started. One of the most impressive aspects of Vimeo is the community spirit - it's refreshing to find a site without all the offensive comments that litter places like YouTube.
While there is obviously less content on Vimeo than Google's behemoth, Vimeo is a much nicer site to be on, and the quality of the videos uploaded is excellent.
While it's aimed at film makers and artists, Vimeo is a great place for anyone who likes cool videos and is tired of the worst elements of YouTube.
- Vimeo now accepts up to 5GB uploads with their new ajax uploader
- Custom URLs for your videos
- Better HD embedding for Plus users
- Hide your activity on your profile page