creates the Biggest Ever Online Archive of the South African World Cup!

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Video Communications company WinkBall collects 15,000 video messages from South Africa

It's the UK’s number one video messaging website and politicians, pop stars and sporting icons are amongst the users already hooked. Now are going one step further - to collate the biggest online video archive of the South African World Cup.

Just a week into World Cup 2010, and WinkBall Reporters have already collected over 15,000 messages from the South Africa, making it the largest online archive of the World Cup and the number continues to grow daily.

Content comes from football fans from around the world along with South African people giving their views on the world’s biggest football tournament all: interviewed by WinkBall Reporters.

The 30-strong team of South African reporters have been employed in South Africa by Their aim is to document a true account of the events and atmosphere of The World Cup as it happens in South Africa.

Capturing a range of emotions from the South African people, reporters have asked the real football fans questions like: ‘What makes the World Cup so special?’ ‘Who do they think will be the dark horse of the tournament?’ And, ‘Who will win the prized Golden Boot?’ Getting a real feel of the people in South Africa, from the people in South Africa.

Dr James Ohene-Djan, WinkBall’s co-founder, said: "WinkBall is all about communicating happiness. So show your support and celebrate with South Africa as they welcome the world to this historic first African World Cup. Our goal is to enable all football fans from the UK and across the globe to celebrate with South Africans, wherever they are. So whatever your team, post your hopes, dreams and match reports at!”

The first World Cup to be held in Africa, it will also be the first World Cup to be given an online video platform that speaks to the many thousand fans who are there to witness all the action in South Africa.

Notes to Editors:

About 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 video walls for group viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.

WinkBall is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.

WinkBall is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate online.

Established in London in 2005, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.
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