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Name: imeem
Dates: 2003-2009
Type: media hosting/streaming
Fandom: n/a
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imeem was a social media site that allowed users to upload and stream music and videos. It was adopted as a new fannish home by the vidding community in 2006? In June 2009, imeem announced that it would discontinue its video-hosting service in five days.[1] Site users were not at all pleased with either the decision or the five-day warning.[2] There was a flurry of blogging activity as vidders left the service and tried to find alternative sites to host their work.[3][4]

imeem was bought out by MySpace on December 8, 2009.[5][6]

The Move to imeem

Fan Reactions to the Closure of Streaming Video

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The Next Move

In 2010, when Ning announced a change in its business model, Bam Video Vault, one of the alternative sites vidders had migrated to, decided to shut down.


  1. dalton, Simplifying imeem, imeem blog. June 25, 2009. (accessed 31 December 2009)
  2. Frederic Lardinois. imeem Wants to Simplify Its Service - Deletes All User-Generated Photos and Videos. on ReadWriteWeb, June 26, 2009. (accessed 2 April 2010)
  3. Morgan Dawn, Copyright Policies: Blip.TV, BAM Video Vault & Viddler (Updated 7/2/2009), posted to the Vidding LiveJournal community, 27 June 2009. (accessed 2 April 2010)
  4. vchrusch, Looks like Imeem is probably no longer vidder friendly, posted to the Vidding LiveJournal community, 25 June 2009. (accessed 2 April 2010)
  5. Ryan Nakashima, MySpace buys imeem music site for under $1 mln, Associated Press, Dec 8, 2009
  6. par_avion, Out with a whimper, 23 March 2010. (accessed 2 April 2010)
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