Monday, May 5, 2008

My Launches in Five Additional Languages

My Launches in Five Additional Languages

Video-focused social network now also available in Spanish,
German, French,
Portuguese, Japanese

NEW YORK, NY – May 5, 2008 – WeShow, the human-powered guide to the online video universe, today announced that it has launched My in five additional languages. A powerful video-focused social network that enhances Internet users' online video experience, My WeShow combines the best of video entertainment with social interaction on the web, enabling users to find video, create personalized video communities, and share opinions and content. Users also have the potential to make money with their videos on the site.

“We are very excited to open these new language portals on My,” said Marcos Wettreich, CEO and founder of WeShow. “Our online community, and therefore the richness of the My WeShow content, will grow by leaps and bounds as the video and social contributions become more global in scope.”

My WeShow lets users edit and aggregate their own video portal by choosing videos from more than 100 video sites, and immediately adding them to their own My WeShow portal under new titles and descriptions that they have written themselves, notwithstanding what language the video was originally posted in. Since WeShow's launch, the site has experienced rapid growth, with approximately five million visitors on a monthly basis. In December 2007 the site was already the biggest online video aggregator in the world according to Alexa, a nationally recognized traffic ranking organization that analyzes Web usage around the globe.

WeShow leads the industry by fully combining video content and social networking into an entertainment guide that provides a personalized view of top-quality videos from around the world. Key features of My WeShow include:

  • Create-a-Video Community – Users can create their own compelling video portals on any subject and customize them with fresh video content, discussions, sharp design, and interactive tools. Templates and tools are provided for finding, publishing, managing, and tracking video content so it can be viewed and discussed across the social network.
  • Boundless Video Search – Users can simultaneously browse and search for videos two ways: through a focused search of previously-selected quality videos WeShow editors have labeled and organized, and through an extensive search of video content from more than 100 video sites including YouTube, Metacafe, Google Video, Spike, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.
  • Socialize and Share Video Content – Once users create a profile or video community, they can build and grow groups of interest. User-friendly tools help build the visibility pages, invite submissions, share opinions and grow a social network of video enthusiasts.
  • Make Money from Video Content – Users can profit from their videos' and communities' popularity by utilizing tools from Google Adsense. These tools enable users to share in a 50 percent split of the profits from Google ads on all of their video pages, profile pages and communities. As users submit more videos and create more groups, discussions and communities, they increase their potential to make money. My WeShow projects that by the year of 2012, the company will have distributed $10 million to users if traffic continues to grow as expected.

My WeShow differs from other media-specific social networking sites such as Flickr (photos), deviantArt (graphic art) and LastFM (music) in that it is focused exclusively on video content. Because My WeShow will be built collaboratively by people around the world, users will contribute to the content, internationalization and descriptions of videos on the site. Visitors will not need specialized qualifications to contribute, since their primary role is to add videos, write descriptions and provide their personal opinions. People of all ages and cultural and social backgrounds can contribute to WeShow’s growing video community. WeShow’s content descriptions and tags will continue to be translated into seven languages, making it possible for video enthusiasts to find, experience, and discuss the best videos from around the globe.

Demonstrations are available at

About WeShow

A leading company in the video aggregation market, WeShow is a human-powered entertainment guide that provides a personalized view of the top quality videos from around the world. WeShow simplifies the process of finding and viewing your favorite videos by adding a human touch. It is an easy to navigate site that provides a window into the world’s most popular video repositories including: YouTube, MetaCafe, Google Video, MySpace and Dailymotion. With a team of web editors categorizing and filtering content, WeShow offers visitors quality, relevance and simplicity across more than 1,000 channels of video content customized for a variety of different countries and cultures. WeShow has video portals specially dedicated to the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, Japan and China, and has headquarters in New York. WeShow also provides a comprehensive collection of widgets for blogs, MySpace and Facebook profiles (enabling users to broadcast their video selections) and desktops. WeShow is backed by funding from The Pilot Group and other investors.