TubePH.com is YouTube for Filipinos
The problem I had with Hayag.com was that it relied on an old piece of technology to serve online video to the eager masses. I mean, streaming video is so late 90s.
That’s why TubePH.com seems more exciting. The website mimics YouTube to a tee. Right down to its reliance of FLVs, and it’s ability to let users preload a video before watching them, and the capability to let visitors embed videos on their own sites.
Unfortunately, nothing seems to distinguish TubePH.com from its more popular counterpart. And the question over its sustainability is clear. As a clone, what does the online video site have to attract Filipinos away from YouTube? A lot of my countrymen are pretty used to the site, thanks to videos of dancing prisoners.
And what about the back-end? It takes terrabytes of bandwidth to keep YouTube running properly, and that data is as of 2006. If TubePH does become popular, how will its backers match the operational costs Google probably faces on a daily basis? This isn’t even covering the question of whether or not YouTube itself is profitable.
Anyways, enough yapping on my part. Here’s some tongue action to get you interested in the site:
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