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Always GIF Responsibly: Introducing Spee.ch

Brinck Slattery • Oct 30 2017

GIFing on the internet is a dangerous business.

Shady sharing sites pull up in unmarked white vans, offering you delicious free hosting for your memes. But once you upload them, your content is abducted, branded, and sent to the corporate meme gulag while some Evil MegaCorp reaps the profits.

That's why we've made spee.ch.

Spee.ch is the first truly free way to share. Spee.ch has been built from the ground up with freedom and free speech in mind. Oh, and it's free to use, too.

When you publish an image or video to spee.ch, it's not just saved on the spee.ch servers, but written to the decentralized, user-controlled LBRY network. That means the content can be backed up by tens of thousands of other LBRY users and accessed by anyone in the world, even if spee.ch goes down.

Additionally, since spee.ch is entirely open-source, anyone can make their own copy of it. And since the images are written to the decentralized web and not just stored on the spee.ch servers, anyone can copy not just the code, but all of the content itself.

Spee.ch offers human-readable URLs, like spee.ch/a/Maystastic.jpg for the above image. This makes your favorite images and videos even easier to share. Spee.ch offers a channel feature as well (check out our channel here), allowing for easy collection sharing.

So remember kids: stay safe this GIF season. Use spee.ch.

Interested in earning some LBC for using spee.ch? Check out this sweet announcement.

And don't forget, any content you publish via the LBRY app with a price of zero is available via spee.ch.

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Brinck Slattery · · ·

Brinck’s range of experience includes national political campaigns, crisis PR, SEO writing and optimization, digital marketing, RV sales, construction labor, and a variety of other strange and interesting pursuits (feel free to ask).

An inveterate music and media lover, Brinck remembers the pain of Kazaa and Limewire, and is seriously psyched about living in the future where it’s easy to compensate artists directly for their work.

He lives in Manchester, NH and can be regularly found lurking wherever the latest music is blaring.