HighlyRated.com, the region’s first video-based social network, encouraging users to ‘Rate, Create and Participate’ launched in Dubai earlier this week with its distinctive mascot Pablo the Panda.
Created by entrepreneurs, Acer Jamal and Stefan Cudby, HighlyRated features a variety of categories including everything from motor sports to singing. This allow users to upload and engage with video content based on their interest, while connecting with like-minded individuals both regionally and globally.
Following the rapid rise in demand for online video content, the site was born when Acer and Stefan often found their friends posting videos of their passion, whether it be cycling or wakeboarding, on other social networks were met with a complete lack of interest. This led the pair to create HighlyRated.com, where users are encouraged to Rate or Hate videos based on their merit. Videos that are then the most ‘rated’ will appear on the site’s homepage, providing the user with higher visibility and connectivity.
Commenting on HighlyRated.com’s launch, Co-Founder and CEO Acer Jamal said, “Beta testing of the site was beyond positive – even with very optimistic expectations, we’re delighted with the response so far. Having lived in the UAE on & off for over 20 years, we chose to launch our Middle East office here in UAE due to its reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship. The Middle East is our focus before we expand outward, instead of the other way round, which has been the case with nearly every other social network.”
Users are now encouraged to sign up for the video-based social network by visiting www.HighlyRated.com . They can then immediately begin creating their own network by following the site’s motto of Rate, Create and Participate.