Hi M and Jimmy,
It is beginning to look as if all the latest image and video upload/share/vote/embedding iseas are being geared towards hosted specialty services (like most video conversion, decoding and de/recompiling services) especially with image uploading and processing - where people seem to need partnered linking, uploadinng and sharing from the likes of Flickr, Facebook, Picassa and Photobucket - with click'n embed links to and from your own social sites and to other's SocNet sites too. The photosharing sites themselves have 'build a gallery, Notification areas and 'My Friends' areas
Adobe - who I signed uo with (but haven't explored yet) and whose features I am largely reeling off here, also do video sharing/playback with increasing emphasis on mobile device interraction. I'm way too old.
Seems that service/social media sites will be making things very hard for the smaller businesses.