For this installment of the 2007 CyberNet Awards we are taking a look at some of the Best Sites for Sharing files, data, and movies on the Internet. We managed to come up with three different sites that all play an important role in how CyberNet functions, and we therefore wanted to mention each of them.
Without further ado here are the best sites for sharing files, data, and movies…
–3rd Place: DivShare—
Ironically I discovered DivShare almost one year ago on the dot. It was two days before we jumped into the new year, and I was astounded by the plethora of features the service had to offer. In particular the file management interface was, and still is, uncontested when compared to other file sharing sites.
Since then they have grown at an almost unmatched rate, and for awhile they were pumping out new features left and right. Now we’re keeping our fingers crossed that they won’t close up shop.
–2nd Place: Poll Daddy—
If you’ve voted in any of our polls I’m sure you’ve noticed that Poll Daddy is the one hosting them. For a little while we had our own poll system, but it just didn’t do everything that we hoped it would. After a little investigating I came across Poll Daddy, and haven’t been able to pull myself away since.
What really makes them unique is the fact that you can completely customize the appearance of the polls using CSS. With that we’ve been able to make the poll blend right in on our site, and if done right, there will be little to tip you off the voters that Poll Daddy is actually the one hosting it.
–1st Place: Viddler—
There is no doubt in my mind that Viddler is the best video service available. Unfortunately their market share is nothing near other popular sites like YouTube, because they are truly deserving of great things.
They have incredibly fast processing times, and I’ve never had to wait more than a minute or two for my video to be ready after it finished uploading. Almost all of our screencasts are hosted on Viddler, and it’s safe to say that we would be lost without them.
If you look deep into Viddler you’ll start to take notice of the advance features they offer users, such as:
- Advanced stats – You can actually see what sites your video is being viewed on, and just how many times it has been viewed there.
- Permissions – You control who can comment, embed, tag, and view your videos.
–And Your Winners–
Now it is time for you to chime in! Let us know in the comments who earned your “Best Sites for Sharing” award.