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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: online video discovery can be a challenge. Now, in the vein of Digg, StumbleUpon, and newcomers like Viral Video Chart, memetracking sites Megite and Tailrank are adding video sections. Both sites portray online conversations by clustering related […]

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: online video discovery can be a challenge. Now, in the vein of Digg, StumbleUpon, and newcomers like Viral Video Chart, memetracking sites Megite and Tailrank are adding video sections. Both sites portray online conversations by clustering related and linked-to stories and blog posts, and are hoping the same techniques will surface relevant videos.

Megite and Tailrank are constantly nipping at each other’s heels, especially as far as press coverage goes. When Matthew Chen of Megite emailed us about their upcoming video tab, we asked Kevin Burton of Tailrank if he had anything in that category up his sleeve. Sure, he replied, video was near release. In fact, he’d push out a version tonight!

We include screenshots from pre-release versions of both services below. One thing Tailrank is doing nicely is including video alongside relevant stories in its existing categories, rather than just separating it out. Both companies say their video capabilities will be publicly available in the very near future. Update: Tailrank Video link, Megite Video link.

Megite

Tailrank

  1. Tailrank video is live tonight btw:

    http://video.tailrank.com

    Have fun…

    Here’s my blog post on the subject:

    http://blog.tailrank.com/2006/12/tailrank21now.html

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  2. Thanks Liz. Megite Video is now public at

    http://www.megite.com/video

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  3. well there are so many video sharing sites nowadays.i really hope to see some good videos.
    and thanks for the links.
    next time try keepv.com to download these videos please.

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  4. At Technorati, we’ve been doing integrated video results for a while – have a look at the tag page for James Brown for a topical example:
    http://technorati.com/tag/James%20Brown
    We also have a most popular page based on blog links and embeds which is also showing a lot of James Brown today:
    http://technorati.com/pop/youtube/

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  5. Thanks Kevin, that’s a really useful feature. Do you have plans to do this for sites other than YouTube?

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  6. What Shall I Watch Next?…

    What have TiVo, Tioti and TVGuide got in common with the video meme trackers just launched by Megite and Tailrank? Sure, they all add, reveal or exploit social connectivity around video content, but they do it for the same reason…

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  7. Hey Liz.

    Actually we do support other sites other than Youtube but they have SUCH a large marketshare that they kind of dominate.

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  8. Sorry Kevin, my comment was for Kevin of Technorati. I should have been more specific!

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  9. […] The death of James Brown yesterday has shown up in a surge of blog interest – he dominates the Technorati popular videos chart today, and is the top search and James Brown is a top tag (and there are lots of videos tagged James Brown too). Kevin Burton’s tool is showing some Brown videos too, though he is indexing a smaller pool of bloggers; I’d look at the Megite one too if it were public. […]

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  10. [...] tab simply redirects to its old http://technorati.com/pop/youtube/ page, which has been up for quite a while now. Indexes from competing services such as AOL’s SearchVideo, blinkx, and Dabble have a lot [...]

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