Video discovery startups generally cull and curate video from around the web, use social networking principles to make personalized recommendations, and allow users to create personal playback lists. Magnify.net, for example, lets users create personalized video blogs around certain topics. Network2.tv, founded by conference organizer Jeff Pulver, rates and recommends videos.RED HERRING | Panning for Video Gold
The brand new Divvio suggests videos based on personal viewing habits. Dabble, meanwhile, allows users to link to others with similar tastes. These sites avoid tricky licensing deals by leaving the video hosting to others.