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The Video Firehose

Showyou is a great way, the best way, to see all the videos shared on your favorite social networks — videos from people you follow on Twitter, or shared by your friends on Facebook.

How videos from our users’ Twitter and Facebook feeds get onto Showyou involves some computational magic. Once our users connect Showyou to their Twitter or Facebook accounts, we continuously scan their feeds (all day, everyday) and look at the links in those feeds. When we see a video that will play on the iPad and iPhone, we grab it.

As the chart below shows, when we started out in April, we were pulling in about 500,000 videos per day from our users’ feeds on Twitter and Facebook (of course, not all of them unique — there are many duplicates in that number).  In the first ten days of October, we’ve pulled in, on average, about 3 million videos per day from those feeds.

On Tuesday, we pulled in 3.9M videos from our users’ feeds.

Three quarters (75%) of those videos were from our users’ Twitter feeds. That’s especially astonishing given we have about twice as many users who have connected Showyou to Facebook as to Twitter. On average, users who have connected Showyou to Twitter see ten times the number of videos from their friends or people they follow as users who have connected to Facebook.

This really makes clear this essential point: if you use Twitter, you’ll absolutely want to use Showyou. A lot of videos get shared in your Twitter feeds, people. And Showyou is the an essential video app that helps you to keep track of, and watch, all of them.

And with yesterday’s announcements, its’ easier than ever to connect Showyou with your Twitter account on the iPad or iPhone.

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