Last Tuesday, we passed a significant milestone — we added the 20 millionth video to the Showyou search engine. In the week since we passed that milestone, we’ve added another 1 million videos to our search engine.
But here’s the truly amazing thing about that: every one of the videos in our search engine is there because someone on Showyou shared it, or one of their friends on Facebook or Twitter did. Computers didn’t decide that these video are worth watching; people did.
In a world where more programming will get uploaded to YouTube in the next week than you can watch in your lifetime, this kind of human filtering is critical. When you’re searching for something to watch, you need human signals to tell you if something is funny or beautiful or awesome. Showyou does that; it tames the chaos of the web.