Comparison: Vid.me -vs- YouTube
Conclusion: I felt I needed to jump ship to a different platform
YouTube has gotten pretty stale for two years and recently I’ve been seeking to jump ship to something that was refreshing. YouTube honestly wasn’t doing it for me anymore and the reason I jumped was to move toward a change for the better. Sometimes you just got to have change! It can be good. Even though once in a while I still use YouTube and continue to use it a little bit since many of the big YouTubers still use the platform. So I continue to use YT for that reason only. Even though Vid.me is a smaller community, it’s growing every month. To be honest, I do like smaller communities and this I can see it benefiting many when YouTube is currently in an ad crisis mode and many video creators are backing out of the YouTube world as a result of feeling they are being treated unfairly. I can’t blame them!
My Vid.me experience has gone pretty well. I love the community so far. I can’t complain either way, I think it’s a great alternative to YouTube. The love of Vid.me is mainly due to the fact that I’m so happy with the website design. Ironically, the Vid.me design reminds me so much of the good OLD days of YouTube! In a nutshell, it’s very simple and easy to navigate. I’m pretty impressed at how flawlessly it has worked from the very beginning when I signed up.
With the positives, I have to put into perspective that nothing is perfect. There will always be some technical negatives with most video hosting sites. On the down side, the Vid.me video stream will, on rare occasions, stutter a lot from the beginning. As frustrated as I was when this first happened, I learned to overlook the temporary glitch just as I remember the times I overlooked the same issue when YouTube did it back in its infancy. To be straight, the Vid.me mobile app has its share of hiccups so I’d honestly have to say I’m not loving it as much as the desktop experience when comparing the two.
Vid.me is a great platform that does have its moments, but over time I do see a more widespread rise in use as the platform gains more traction. Vid.me has been around since 2014 and I see promise of a bright future as more and more people adapt to cultural shifts. A move away from the current state of YouTube dominance to other equally reliable platforms isn’t such a bad thing. Maybe Vid.me will take over as the #1 latest and greatest video hosting site one day!
By all means, look into Vid.me when you get the chance. It’s a small but growing, super friendly community. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I also invite you to follow my channel at https://vid.me/leonlagrey where I’ll be actively uploading videos about life and technology. See you there!
Peace all my fellow readers!