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Google Video to Let Users Rate Clips

Jun 29, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Google, which runs the third-most-watched video-sharing Web site, is adding features that allow users to share opinions and comments about the clips it features.

People who share videos on Google also will be able to attach user-generated labels to their creations, Google said Thursday in a statement.

The improvements to Google Video match features offered by YouTube.com, the most-visited video-sharing site. Google Video users can now rate clips on a five-star scale and can label, or “tag,” the videos with words or phrases that allow others to find them.

In May, Google Video drew about 7 million users, on par with its April audience, according to Nielsen Net//Ratings. YouTube lured about 20 million unique users in May, up from 12.5 million in April.