As much as I enjoy big budget motion pictures, there’s still some carnal appeal in seeing actual videos made by real people. Obviously I’m not alone in this feeling or video sites wouldn’t be springing up all over the internet. Not an hour goes by that I don’t stumble across some new user created video content on the web, even when I’m not looking for it. As my regular readers know I recently acquired a video camera. Z also got not one, but two video cameras for Christmas. So video mania has hit pretty strong ’round these parts. We’ve been making videos for family, friends, and even some of Philaahzophy’s advertisers. Always on the lookout for new web functionality I’ve been exploring various websites that host user created videos. Today YawpBox was brought to my attention.
YawpBox has a lot of web 2.0 feature, but what really makes it stand out is the ability for its users to truly get their 15 minutes of fame. Essentially this is America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.0. Instead of the relatively anonymous act of mailing a video tape into some Hollywood production office in hopes of being featured, people simply upload their videos to the YawpBox site and are automatically eligible to be included in the Lex & Terry Challenge. This is a new show, filmed in Texas, that features 100% user generated content. Now, not only can your content be viewed by anyone in the world via the internet, but it can also be featured on a television as well!