April 10, 2012

VYou – Everyone Can Become a Star

VYou is a video Q&A site that people of all ages can use to post their thoughts on just about anything online. The social video platform lets users post videos about virtually any topic under the sun. It then sorts those videos by contributor, subject, event, or brand, making it easy for other users to search for the videos they’re looking for and get the answers they need.

Login to VYou through Facebook or create an account with your email address. You can get started by recording a profile video – which should ideally explain a little about yourself and your areas of expertise – or answering a few starter questions posted by other VYou users. After you’ve browsed through the questions and found a topic you’d like to discuss, click ‘Record’ and you’re almost immediately on air. The responses you post can be made public or private. You can also post some questions of your own for other users in the VYou community to answer. The questions you’ve asked will be posted under the ‘Questions I’ve Asked’ tab on your dashboard page, and you can sort those questions to see only those that have been answered by other users.

In addition to posting your own videos on VYou, you can also check out what others have put online. Browse videos by channel or search for a keyword. VYou lets you follow the users whose videos you find most interesting and directly ask questions that only they can answer. You can also embed or share the videos you find on VYou on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Practical Uses:

  • Have some fun posting videos and meeting new people on a Sunday afternoon
  • Get answers to questions you have about a city from people who actually live there
  • Answer questions based on your areas of expertise
  • Ask your favorite media personalities questions about their lives

Insider Tips:

  • Users can follow other users to find out when they post new content
  • Questions can be made open or direct
  • Users can make their video answers public or private
  • People can browse videos by channel or contributor

What we liked:

  • Creating a video is incredibly simple
  • VYou is a great way to learn about people in other cities or countries
  • Anyone can share their expertise on VYou
  • People can post direct questions to their favorite VYou users

What we didn’t like:

  • Some users might not want other people embedding and sharing the VYou videos they’ve posted


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Founded by: Steve Spurgat
  • Web site:


  • Free

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