GodTube creates a patch to stop losing air, gets “tangled” in process

Posted: February 13, 2009 in IJS, Networking, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture, The Obvious Files
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Once upon a time, there was a global video sharing site called “GodTube”.

This “YouTube for God” housed family-friendly and evangelical videos people, like yours truly, would peruse the fine work housed therein and share with people everywhere – we’ll call them “Wall Watchers”.

But, things weren’t going so well for the Intertube site as the aforementioned folk, again like yours truly, began finding more Jesus videos on YouTube than said Jesus video site; thus making the site almost obsolete.

Now, it seems HiScrivener wasn’t the only one, so the makers decided to go down the primrose path of rediscovery and rebranding, according to this post my Mashhead.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

According to a video posted to the site [above], GodTube is making a name change, and “becoming a hybrid of Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube.” The site will still be faith-based, but moving beyond video sharing to include other social networking features.

Why? Noted in the article, and linked here in all its glory, is a visual from Quantcast that reads GodTube’s heralded 2.7 million visitors has fizzled to 692,000. Big deal, yeah, but that’s all in THREE MONTHS! Man, the holidays really create a pinch for faith-based folks, eh? And ironic too.

The name? As you see in the video, “Tangle”.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz. I’m sorry, you said something? Look, this site is great for the church but a new name isn’t going to attract new visitors. Having a blog on this site really isn’t going to help considering people – yeah, like me – already have a blog.

What they need is news, real PR and marketing. You know, earning the attention of potential users instead of you know, trying to buy their attention. That sound you hear is the GodTube execs getting tangled in the whiffed air created by Google news searches. Uh, call me for a second chance?

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