Make reporting the news easier

Colm Larkin

December 4, 2014

A recent fire at UK power station gave us a great example of the benefit of Uplink. If you don’t know what Uplink is, it’s a great way to help others share large files using the power of your Hightail account. Send your personalized link for a unique Hightail page to anyone and they can easily share files as large as 10GB with you.

Our story took place on Twitter, when a woman filmed a raging blaze near her home contacted local TV station BBC Oxford to see if they wanted to use the footage for their news coverage:

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The network replied, asking asked her to email the video:

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The news spread on Twitter like — ahem — wildfire and soon other media organizations were getting in touch:

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But each group expected the woman to email them her video, which proved problematic because it was a large file:

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Only one organization had a simple solution at hand:

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Rather than expect the woman — who was doing them a big favor by providing free footage — to do all the hard work to get the file to them, news agency Reuters sent her a link to its Hightail Uplink page:

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Now all the woman had to do was simply upload the file to this web page without worrying about file size limits, storage space on Google Drive or clogging up her inbox.

It’s a great example of how Uplink can help you solve a problem for other people, from clients and colleagues to content providers and competition entrants. If you’re interested in using Uplink to receive files as large as 10GB, check out our Hightail Professional plans.

How has Uplink helped you solve a problem for someone else? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.