Pratiks.com ia a video encyclopaedia on practical issues with more than 2,000 practical videos posted on its website that provide solutions, know-how, instructions and tips. Experts worldwide can share their expertise and talents on the site regrarding fashion, DIY, health, sexuality, mechanics, sport and gardening etc.
Gaël Pollès, Pratiks' director said: "Africa is in the starting blocks of high speed internet access. As a provider of innovative audio-visual content, we want to be among the first to offer our online videos to Africans so that they can benefit from tips that will save them time and money. Africans also have many talents to teach the world. They are already very strong in many areas on the international scene and many have a lot of imagination; creative, resourceful, some Africans are kings of recycling. Thanks to Pratiks, they will be able to share their knowledge...and get more exposure. What's better than African light and landscapes for filming videos ... We call on the talents of all Africa!"
Free to access, free to share
Pratiks' videos are free to access at www.pratiks.com
, but it is also possible to submit videos to freely share knowledge and enhance it. The goal is to simplify people's lives but also to allow know-how and knowledge exchange.
"Westerners should stop believing they have nothing to learn from Africa; Africans will surely bring some surprises!" Gaël Pollès adds.
Current Pratiks' members are from across the Francophone world including France, Canada and Belgium, but also Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gabon and other African countries.
Regarding African content, Gaël Pollès confirms that, "If African users are becoming more numerous on Pratiks, rare are the videos sent from the African continent. It is very simple to share knowledge and get global visibility using Pratiks: An amateur camcorder, a computer with film capture or even a good phone or a digital camera with video capability are enough to make a film for Pratiks. It is not necessary to be Spielberg to make a short film: keep your camera steady, speak slowly and repeat your scene in front of your friends before filming so that people will understand your message. Then send your video in just a few minutes after opening a free member account.
Enhancing business through Practiks
"Pratiks members and companies who have their own website can use Pratiks to enrich it: an active link referring the video on their site is easy to set up."
Topics such as "travel" and "cuisine" await videos from Africa on a dish, a place, a restaurant, a beach, a village or a monument to discover.
Pratiks also offers broadcast TV channels in Africa the "best Pratiks videos" and a contest for African countries.
Go to www.pratiks.com
for more information.