YouTube founders take on Vine and Instagram with ‘MixBit’

09/08/2013

The founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have unveiled their latest project, a social video sharing and remixing site called MixBit.

MixBit follows in the same vein as Vine and Instagram Video, allowing users to record 16 second video clips.

However, unlike its rivals, MixBit users can edit together up to 256 clips, creating up to an hour long video.

The site also lets users access public MixBit content as well as their own personal uploads.

All MixBit users are anonymous, to put emphasis on popular MixBit creations rather than users.
MixBit's emphasis on communal content shifts the platform's focus away from being a simple video uploading website and instead celebrates the act of remixing and editing.

“The whole purpose of MixBit is to reuse the content within the system,” Hurley said in an interview with The New York Times. “I really want to focus on great stories that people can tell.”
MixBit will go live this week on Apple iOS devices, with an Android version to follow in the next several weeks.

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