A website that enables users to store and share their multimedia files (photos, videos, music) with others. Such sites are often freemium based, providing a modest amount of free storage and paid subscriptions for greater storage. The media is played/viewed from any Web browser and may be selectively available via password or to the general public. A media sharing site can also be used to back up files. See cloud storage, photo sharing site and video sharing site.
According to AOL, BlueString provides up to 5GB of free online storage and will, from this autumn, allow users to link directly to photos and video clips from various third party media sharing sites, without needing to upload or move them.