Posted 09.17.2009

Posted 09.17.2009

Getting Social Media to Work for You (Part 9: Vimeo)

I use Vimeo to upload all my videos. I definitely prefer it to YouTube.

In my mind’s eye, accurate or not. MySpace is to Facebook as YouTube is to Vimeo. (Yes, I did pull out the high school SAT analogy!)

Why I prefer Vimeo over YouTube

Playing Devil’s Advocate

One thing that YouTube has that Vimeo can’t compete with (yet at least) is numbers. The audience for YouTube is obviously much larger than that of Vimeo. If your goal is to get your video in front of as many people as possible, then you’d be spinning your wheels with Vimeo. On the other hand, if you’re hosting videos on your portfolio site and trying to find the best looking option, Vimeo is the way to go. Again, it all comes back to audience.

I posted some of the videos that I created for this past summer a few weeks ago, however, you can check out more of my work on my Vimeo account.

This concludes Part 8 of 7 completed parts of my 11 part series on how I use a variety of web services: