Friday, August 31, 2007
The video site has expanded beyond simply offering links to watch movies and TV shows online to a more socially-oriented video sharing site. Taking a nod from Digg, users can request videos by voting for the ones they want the most. Instead of "Digg it", Videohybrid users are encouraged to "Request it".
Not only that, but you can get karma points by fulfilling other users' requests. If 112 requests are pending for the upcoming Will Smith vehicle "I Am Legend", and you manage to snag a copy of it for Videohybrid, you are awarded 112 points by the community.
Helpfully, you get an email when a video you've requested has been posted. So far, there are about 1000 movies, TV shows, anime, and cartoons linked from Videohybrid, including Hairspray, Superbad, and Ratatouille.
For another example of an innovative video site, check out SideReel, which takes a Wikipedia-style approach to video piracy.