We’ve seen twitter take a stab at video sharing through their Vine service, and then it got plagued with porn in just a couple of days and became irrelevant. Then came Instagram video to compete, and even though the service is ok, it’s far from perfect. Still, with the success of YouTube, you’d assume that video sharing is the next hot thing, and it seems that the founders of YouTube feel the same.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, have now launched a new iOS app called Mixbit, which is funded by Google Ventures. This is very similar to Vine in that you can record up to 16 seconds of video. Where they differ is that aside from allowing you to edit your clips, you can also mix other people’s contributions into a video that can be up to an hour long. These videos are also anonymous, and so far, there is no commenting system implemented.
It’s hard to tell you if Mixbit will succeed, since hey, nobody wants an extra social network to deal with, which is what has marked Instagram’s success. You can download the app today for free in Apple’s App Store, and it should reach Android users very soon.