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Site of the Day: 5min.com

Posted on 4.02.2007

Yet another YouTube competitor has arrived in 5min.com. This site provides five-minute, user-generated videos that provide solutions for practical questions. In other words, these are five-minute "how to" vidoes - one of the most popular video categories on YouTube.

"We believe that the field of knowledge on the web, is still untapped," says 5min's CEO, Ran Harnevo. "5min is a place for practical solutions and therefore, its whole strategy is to implement new technologies in that field, allowing users to benefit from supporting features they won’t find in the huge, but nonspecific, video sites."

Some of the enhanced features of 5min.com include zoom capabilities, examing the video in slow motion or frame by frame and adding a textual storyboard to the video. Categories range from cocktail making to parenting and balloon animals to viral marketing.

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