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What if YouTube died tomorrow?: The alternatives you need to know

More than 77 million users watched roughly 3.2 billion videos on YouTube last December, according to a recent comScore report. There are no clear estimates of the number of embedded YouTube videos floating around the web, but it is safe to say that if the de facto file sharing service crashed tomorrow, a lot of blogs and news sites, including 10,000 Words, would suffer greatly.

YouTube is unrivaled when it comes to video sharing, but when it comes to video quality many videographers prefer Vimeo, which shares similar features with its competitor.

Other alternative video sharing sites include Veoh, Moonk, Dailymotion, blip.tv and a slew of others listed at WebWare and Mashable.

To compare the various video embedding tools, check out this side-by-side comparison.

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