LONDON, November 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the UK's fastest growing video website and politicians, pop stars and sporting icons are amongst the 100,000 users already hooked.
http://www.winkball.com is a video communications company that is being hailed as the latest internet phenomenon. Not only that - the technology is British.
Just 6 weeks after its launch in September 2009, Winkball.com has attracted more than 85,000 unique users. The site has created 500 hours of video messages from members of the public and personalities from the world of politics, sport and showbiz.
David Cameron, Terry Venables, Stephen Fry, Levi Roots and Dizzee Rascal are just some of the names who have 'winked' on the site.
Winkball.com's Dr James Ohene-Djan, said:
WinkBall.com seems to have captured the public's imagination: we've quickly transformed from a technology company into a media company driven by the public's desire to have their say and communicate. Thousands of people have communicated their views using our video walls, whilst many others have sent video messages to loved ones and created video blogs of their lives.
Content comes from both members uploading short video messages, as well as 'vox pops' filmed by WinkBall's team of 50 reporters who cover events around the country.
WinkBall.com encourages online debate through its public video walls. These allow users to post their views and opinions on specific topics as video message discussions.
The first major demonstration of Winkball technology came with a unique social project - a video archive of the 2009 Notting Hill Carnival.
WinkBall has also launched its Faces for the Forces campaign, backed by the Royal British Legion. It's a nationwide campaign, which aims to collect 1 million video messages of support for the Armed Forces by Remembrance Sunday.
For more information, visit http://www.winkball.com
Notes to Editors:
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and walls for private and public viewing.
WinkBall.com is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate well online.
Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.
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