A world first has been achieved by a team of engineers and designers working together in collaboration with an international team of scientists.
FreakMob, a community of people sharing videos of their life on social media, was launched on Sunday by a group of engineering students at the University of Waterloo.
The students created a platform to enable people to upload their videos to the site without having to upload a physical copy of their own videos.
The group is hoping that this will enable people from different backgrounds to share their own versions of videos.
“It’s a way for us to be part of a global community of users who share videos and share their stories,” said Yvonne Lee, the group’s founder.
The FreakMob platform allows users to upload and share videos, with the possibility of creating their own video sharing communities.
For example, a user can upload a video of themselves playing an instrument, which they could then share to other users who can then view and comment on that video.
“We hope that it will bring people together,” Lee said.
“If you’re a video-sharing community member, you can see the other people who are doing it too, and you can even find other people doing it.”
The group hopes to reach an audience of around 5 million people by 2019.