Screenshot of Microsoft's youtube clone September 20, 2006 5:29 AM   Subscribe

Does Microsoft's Youtube clone (Screenshot) remind anyone else of some other site?
posted by slater to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 AM (37 comments total)

uhhh, Digg??/
posted by wheelieman at 5:35 AM on September 20, 2006


OMFG, it's MetaFilter with video!!!! D00D!!
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:44 AM on September 20, 2006


Technorati?
posted by antifuse at 5:50 AM on September 20, 2006


thumbzilla?
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:14 AM on September 20, 2006


I Kiss You?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:30 AM on September 20, 2006


YouTube?
posted by grouse at 6:31 AM on September 20, 2006


Give us a hint here, slater, we're not seeing it.
posted by Plutor at 6:35 AM on September 20, 2006


Does anyone else remember waaaay back in the early days when someone stumbled across a site that had pretty much copy-and-pasted the entire style of MetaFilter for their own craptastic site? We pummeled the dirtbag into the ground, waving our torches and pitchforks and screaming for his death.

Good times...good times...
posted by briank at 6:36 AM on September 20, 2006


Just because it's blue? The same blue that Microsoft uses on all of their other "Live" sites?
posted by Doofus Magoo at 6:39 AM on September 20, 2006


Do I get a prize now?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:40 AM on September 20, 2006


Doofus Magoo writes "Just because it's blue? The same blue that Microsoft uses on all of their other 'Live' sites?"

I haven't seen their other "Live" sites (in fact, I hadn't even heard of "Live" until today, except for perhaps XBox Live). Are they all blue background, dark blue boxes, white print, and yellow links?
posted by Bugbread at 6:53 AM on September 20, 2006


stav's Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:54 AM on September 20, 2006


Surely this will be the thing that brings down M$!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:55 AM on September 20, 2006


Yotta Yotta!
posted by blue_beetle at 6:58 AM on September 20, 2006


Does anyone else remember waaaay back in the early days when someone stumbled across a site that had pretty much copy-and-pasted the entire style of MetaFilter for their own craptastic site?

123CheapHosting.com?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:00 AM on September 20, 2006


I thought all MS Live sites were white and fruity web 2.0 pastels.

It's slightly similar to mefi but the background blue is tweaked and the link colors are more orange. There's no such thing as trademarking a site's color scheme, so people can copy them, they're just color numbers.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:31 AM on September 20, 2006


Yeah, I mean, there's only so many colors in the world, y'know? And I guess it's 216 "really" web safe colors? Oddly enough blue is one that people... like! And of course we're not even talking identical to MeFi colors here, as mathowie pointed out above.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 AM on September 20, 2006


I'm reminded of a young Ernest Hemmingway.
posted by cortex at 7:43 AM on September 20, 2006


There's no such thing as trademarking a site's color scheme

Why not? Colors (and color schemes) are trademarked all the time.
posted by grouse at 7:52 AM on September 20, 2006


remind anyone else of some other site?

Jesus Christ! It looks EXACTLY like MetaFilter Videos.
posted by scarabic at 7:57 AM on September 20, 2006


You're right, scarabic. When I saw MeFiVi in my head it was just like that, except mine had a live feed right next to the "Punch over TCP/IP" button.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 8:25 AM on September 20, 2006


Jumping off from scarabic's comment, is it possible to embed a youtube video in a fpp or a comment?
posted by Pastabagel at 9:26 AM on September 20, 2006


It looks like MySpace!
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:41 AM on September 20, 2006


'Member when Metallica copyrighted the E and F chord sequence? Good times.

OH GOD NO EMBEDDED U2ooB on FPPS!!!
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:43 AM on September 20, 2006


I'M IN UR HARMONIEZ COPYWRITIN YER KORDZ!
posted by blue_beetle at 9:50 AM on September 20, 2006


(but not Ted Kord, of course)
posted by blue_beetle at 9:50 AM on September 20, 2006


VideoFilter?
posted by clevershark at 10:16 AM on September 20, 2006


soundofsuburbia -- yes, that's it exactly!

Oh what fun we had back then, what with our Internet vigilantism fueled by our callow, youthful abandon.

I may have to go home and dig out the old pitchfork and sharpen the prongs just for old times' sake.
posted by briank at 10:47 AM on September 20, 2006


The dancing butterfly looks like matt.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:37 PM on September 20, 2006


Jesus, when are they going suck it up and change their name to MeTooSoft?
posted by mullingitover at 3:15 PM on September 20, 2006


Jesus, when are they going suck it up and change their name to MeTooSoft?

They sort of did with Vista. I saw some screenshots the other day, and it's basically the Mac interface, only even cuter and with larger, rounder windows. Microsoft Vista, in simplest terms, wuvs you.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:29 PM on September 20, 2006


If the new iTunes is any indication, Apple has every intention of taking its fruity Aqua-style lickable interface and turning it into an edgier, more industrial-looking one.

At about the exact same time Microsoft is going to release a jelly interface in its attempt to play catchup with Apple's designs and functionality.

Microsoft Windows will always look old and defunct against Mac OS.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:42 PM on September 20, 2006


IMHO, as a former visual communications professional, the issue here is about branding. The first thing I "saw" when I looked at the linked picture was MetaFilter. For me, it's just too simmilar to be thought of as original and distinctive. It actually doesn't even look MSie to me; not what I have come to expect. I could also be full of shite.
posted by johnj at 9:22 PM on September 20, 2006


Am I sure I want to navigate away from their damned page? I hate that popup bullshit! YES! I'm sure I want to navigate away from your damned page! I clicked my back button! And if I'd fucked up and clicked my back button accidentally, and I didn't want to navigate away from your damned page, I'd click the fucking forward button and navigate ahead to your damned page! FUCKING HELL YOU FUCKING POPUP MOFOS!
posted by cgc373 at 1:27 AM on September 21, 2006


"I'm suing! I'm suing!"
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 2:57 AM on September 21, 2006


'Member when Metallica copyrighted the E and F chord sequence? Good times.

OH GOD NO EMBEDDED U2ooB on FPPS!!!
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:43 AM CST on September 20 [+] [!]


You know that was a troll, right?

YHBT, years and years later.
posted by cellphone at 5:56 AM on September 21, 2006


When I saw MeFiVi in my head it was just like that

In your head? I mean it really looks like MeFi Videos. Have you not ventured over there yet?
posted by scarabic at 8:43 AM on September 21, 2006


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