Microsoft's Me-Too-Tube

Wouldn’t it be great if you could upload and share your own moments of video magic and show the whole world that hilarious time your mate fell o

Wouldn’t it be great if you could upload and share your own moments of video magic and show the whole world that hilarious time your mate fell off the trampoline? Oh wait, you can: it’s called YouTube. Yes, despite the fact that the über popular YT has already handed a P45 to Lisa Riley’s You’ve Been Framed and become mankind’s repository for all things humorous, Microsoft, like Google, has decided it should launch its own service. Soapbox will let users upload home video and share it with others in the MSN community (sound familiar?). Judging by the one screenshot we’ve seen, the service will have a clean look with star ratings for each clip and some Flickr style tagging going on, too. It’s in beta stage at the moment, with only US users being invited to try it out. No sour grapes but we think we’ll just stick with watching cats slide on polished floors on YouTube for now, thanks. Essentials

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