updated 04:50 pm EST, Mon November 10, 2008
AT&T intros VideoCrawler
AT&T on Monday announced the launch of a public beta version of its VideoCrawler web application that lets users search, organize and share online videos and other multimedia content. Supported by banner advertising, the service is free to users. It uses an indexing process to categorize millions of video clips from thousands of host sites, letting users enter search terms that narrow down the results accordingly. Users can save favourites as collections and share them with selected groups via VideoCrawler or on their pages on popular social networking sites via VideoCrawler's widgets.
The VideoCrawler site was developed in conjunction with online multimedia indexing company Divvio, and its layout can be customized by each user by simply clicking and dragging. While VideoCrawler is not a multimedia hosting site, it will stream content from the source site and does offer a safe search mode that leaves out controversial content.