Today marks the 1st anniversary of the closing of Vidme, which was a startup alternative to YouTube based in LA. It had so much potential when we first joined their small video-sharing platform in 2016. In fact, we were so sure it was gonna succeed and become a huge competitor to YouTube, we decided to switch there full-time. However, the platform would unfortunately come apart fairly quickly and we would have to put our eggs in other baskets, such as LBRY and BitChute. But in order to understand how we got here, we must first take a step back and look at the early history of Vidme, what they advertised themselves to be, the strong community that was held during its existence, and ultimately, how the platform came apart.