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YouTube

YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

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TikTok

TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016. It became available in the United States after merging with musical.ly on August 2, 2018. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other and essentially the same app, however they run on separate servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. The app is popular in Asia, the United States, and other parts of the world. TikTok is available in China as Douyin; its servers are based in countries where the app is available.

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Instagram

Instagram is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and half later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, a Fire OS app on June 15, 2014 and an app for Windows 10 tablets and computers in October 2016. The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information. An account's posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users' content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can like photos, and follow other users to add their content to a feed.

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XVideos

XVideos is one of the world's largest pornographic video sharing and viewing websites. The website is registered to the Czech company, WGCZ Holding. As of 7 July 2018, it was the 43rd most visited website in the world.

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Twitch

Twitch is a video live streaming service operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon. Introduced in June 2011 as a spin-off of the general-interest streaming platform, Justin.tv, the site primarily focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of eSports competitions, in addition to music broadcasts, creative content, and more recently, "in real life" streams. Content on the site can be viewed either live or via video on demand.

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Musical.ly

musical.ly was an American video social network app for video creation and live broadcasting. The first prototype was released in April 2014, and the official version was launched in August of that year. Through the app, users could create 15-second to 1 minute videos and choose sound tracks to accompany them, use different speed options and add pre-set filters and effects. The app also allowed users to browse popular "musers," content, trending songs and sounds and hashtags.

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LiveLeak

LiveLeak is a video sharing website with headquarters in London. LiveLeak lets users post and share videos. The site was founded on 31 October 2006, in part by the team behind Ogrish.com shock site; which closed on the same day. LiveLeak aims to take reality footage, politics, war, and other world events and combine them with the power of citizen journalism. Hayden Hewitt of Manchester is the only public member of LiveLeak's founding team.

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Xnxx.com

XNXX is a pornographic video sharing and viewing website. As of 12 July 2018, it was ranked the 13th most visited website in the world by SimilarWeb, and the 76th most popular by Alexa. It was launched in 1997, making it one of the oldest pornographic websites. It is headquartered in Paris, France, with servers and offices in Montreal, Tokyo, and Newark, New Jersey.

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Vevo

Vevo is an American multinational video hosting service founded on December 8, 2009, as a joint venture between three major record companies, Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and EMI. In August 2016, Warner Music Group (WMG), the third-largest record company, agreed to license premium videos from its artists onto Vevo.

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Vimeo

Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It was the first video sharing site to support high-definition video. Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein. It focuses on short films and movies sold with Vimeo On Demand.

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Flickr

Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 2018. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs and an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

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Dailymotion

Dailymotion is a video-sharing technology platform. It is primarily owned by Vivendi. North American launch partners include BBC News, VICE, Bloomberg, Hearst Digital Media, and more. Dailymotion is available worldwide, in 18 languages and 35 localised versions featuring local home pages and local content. It has more than 300 million unique monthly users.

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Xtube

Xtube is a free pornographic Adult community video hosting service and social networking site. It was established in 2006 and is notable for being the first adult community site to allow users to upload and share adult videos. Xtube is not a producer of pornography, instead it provides a platform for content uploaded by users. User-submitted pornographic videos, webcam models, pornographic photographs, and erotic literature, and incorporates social networking features.

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ManyVids

ManyVids is a Canadian adult entertainment video hosting, live streaming, and e-commerce company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ManyVids was co-founded in 2014 by CEO Bella French. French also held the title of chief financial officer until 2017.

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PeerTube

PeerTube is a free, decentralized, federated video platform that uses peer-to-peer technology to reduce load on individual servers. It's released under the GNU Affero General Public License.