MyOtherDrive.com - a Free On-line File Storage and Sharing Site - MySpace, YouTube, and Photo Sharing Site Killer

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MyOtherDrive.com is a free 5GB hard drive with an Explorer(r)-style interface that provides storage anywhere Internet access is available and the ability to allow access selectively to others. In addition to offering the same benefits as other photo-sharing sites, such as Yahoo, Flikr, and SmugMug, MyOtherDrive.com competes with broader file-sharing sites Kazaa and eDonkey, and even YouTube. However, MyOtherDrive.com users can specify who can see the content on their site -- a significant advantage over other "public" sites.

ByteRocket, a start-up firm located in Dayton, Ohio, has just released a major upgrade to its Web-based file sharing service. MyOtherDrive.com is a free 5GB hard drive with an Explorer(r)-style interface that provides storage anywhere Internet access is available and the ability to allow access selectively to others.

Although MyOtherDrive.com handles photo-sharing especially well (pictures can be uploaded in batches and rotated after uploading), any file type can be stored on the site: office documents, PDFs, videos, music, and photos.

In addition to offering the same benefits as other photo-sharing sites, such as Yahoo, Flikr, and SmugMug, MyOtherDrive.com competes with broader file-sharing sites Kazaa and eDonkey, and even YouTube. However, MyOtherDrive.com users can specify who can access the files on their site--a significant advantage over other "public" sites.

The distinction between private and public content is an important one: because MyOtherDrive.com permits adding groups, such as family, friends, and coworkers, you can share your personal/family photographs with family only, and your public photographs and files with others. You control how to share your content: you can make everything public or you can create multiple groups and be selective about which group sees what content.

In addition, the email (invite) feature builds a "Friends" list out of your social network. You can invite anyone to view the pictures or files that define you. You can also email out a hyperlink to others that lets them view your pictures, even if they are not a member of MyOtherDrive.com--an important distinction from sites such as MySpace.com, which require visitors to be members as well.

The site runs as a Java applet similar to the Microsoft Windows(r) Explorer(r) or ACDSee (r), permitting the user to create a folder "hierarchy" on the left side of the screen with a list of files on the right. Images conveniently display as thumbnails. Future enhancements to MyOtherDrive.com include more "social networking" features, such as blogging, photo/video tagging, and friends search.

MyOtherDrive.com is ByteRocket's first public site.

Link: MyOtherDrive.com

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Phone: 937.760.9995

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