The Most Interesting Video Collection on the Internet

Today we’ve launched a brand new version of Showyou on the web available now at Showyou.com. It’s sleek and probably the most beautiful place to watch video on a web browser.

new video page

But it’s also this: the biggest collection of hand-picked videos on the Internet (and indeed, probably the second biggest video site after YouTube in scope and size).  Over 105 million videos, all on Showyou because millions of people — Showyou members and their friends and people they follow on Facebook and Twitter — thought they were worth sharing.

Because Showyou is made by people, we’re able to give you new ways to surf and watch. You can navigate through millions of channels with tens of millions of videos in our collection by taste, point-of-view and interest.

How do we determine “taste” and “point-of-view”? We don’t. Our members do that, with video channels they’ve made by sharing videos on or through Showyou.

And browsing by “interest”? We’ve built millions of topic channels with over 30 million videos.

Nic Cage PageInterested in tattoosBruce LeeGuinness World Recordsrobotshaute coutureBritish comedyducks (the new cats apparently), volcanoesdancea capellagreat white sharks, or the 1990s

We’ve been able to do something both interesting and new — that is, to combine data from a variety of sources with billions of social signals to create these new topically-organized video channels. We assign videos to topics based on the metadata we collect, but rank and filter those lists based on the social signals we observe. Put another way: our topic channels are made by people, with help from machines.

Happy surfing, and enjoy the millions of other interesting topic channels courtesy of our awesome community and some clever engineering (by developers at Showyou and at YouTube, Freebase and other services).

More thoughts on the importance of this launch on Mark’s personal blog.

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4 Responses to The Most Interesting Video Collection on the Internet

  1. Pingback: What We’re Building with Showyou | MHALLVILLE

  2. Folks. One little bit: this URL situation between fb login-signup (when you try to login via fb without an actual account) and sign form is not only freaking scary in terms of security (who knows if you’re just iframing or ajaxing or what else) bit is also broken as these values don’t get hooked into the sign-up form anyway. Please fix. Katy hi.

    http://cl.ly/image/453A2S0o1X25

  3. Showyou says:

    Thanks for identifying that bug. We’ve fixed.

  4. Pingback: Showyou 5 & the Expanding Showyou Platform | Showyou

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