Jesus 2.0: GodTube Is a Smash With Believers

Site offers networking, user-generated video
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2007 8:12 AM CDT
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(Newser) – GodTube, one of the fastest-growing sites on the web, is drawing masses of the Christian faithful to its user-generated videos, social-networking tools and the "GodCaster," which offers live video presentations. It's not a church, the LA Times reports, but a for-profit business backed by a "who's who" of ministries, megachurches and Christian retailers.

"We call it Jesus 2.0," says the site's founder. Every video on the squeaky-clean website must be approved by an administrator, and the No. 1 ranked video features a 3-year-old girl reciting a psalm. Other religions are developing similar offerings, including a Jewish user-submitted video site and Muslim social-networking sites.