Website Research Task

VIP Live Sports

What is the purpose of the website?

To compile streams of football matches from all around the world.

Who are it’s intended audience?

People who either don’t have Sky Sports/BT Sports/other sports websites or to catch games they can’t watched because of the 3pm rule on Saturdays or because their channels don’t show foreign leagues/sports.

Why is it successful or unique?

Because there are a lot of people who want to want to watch football from different leagues around that world that they cannot catch on television.

Could it be considered Web 2.0? (populated by User Generated Content UCG)

No.

How many visitors/hits does it get?

It doesn’t say.

Who created this site? Is it created by a team or an individual?

It doesn’t say.

What else have you found out about this website?

It shows other sports such as american football, wrestling and badminton, amongst others.

Netflix

What is the purpose of the website?

To stream videos and movies to it’s subscribers.

Who are it’s intended audience?

There are movies and tv shows from everyone ranging from 1 year olds to 50 year olds.

Why is it successful or unique?

It’s an easier way to watch tv show/movies than downloading or buying an actual DVD.

Could it be considered Web 2.0? (populated by User Generated Content UCG)

No.

How many visitors/hits does it get?

It has over 40 million subscribers.

Who created this site? Is it created by a team or an individual?

It was set up by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings.

What else have you found out about this website?

Netflix was offered to Blockbuster for $50 million in 2000, but the sale was declined.

WordPress 

What is the purpose of the website?

To allow people to write blogs/articles and make a professional looking website.

Who are it’s intended audience?

It is easy enough for people of any age to use.

Why is it successful or unique?

It can be made to look like a very professional looking website without making the user have the pay at all (although they can if they want premium themes etc)

Could it be considered Web 2.0? (populated by User Generated Content UCG)

Yes.

How many visitors/hits does it get?

It doesn’t say but over 60 million sites has been set up using it.

Who created this site? Is it created by a team or an individual?

It was set up by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.

What else have you found out about this website?

Over one-sixth of all websites worldwide are powered by WordPress.

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