With 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, the Google-owned video behemoth would be the second biggest search engine were it standalone site. I’d say these are fa web video has become a powerful medium. But, I think it’s also fair to say that this powerful medium is in serious need of curation. What if you’re just looking for a quick laugh, a short video, and don’t want to wade through billions of videos — what if you want to create your own, personally curated streaming video channel? Hmmm? Thankfully, content curation has come to video: ShortForm shows it’s here to stay.
The San Francisco-based startup allows users to create personalized channels of web video content, easily pulling clips from YouTube and other video sites. You can play videos back-to-back to create a stream of video, not unlike the TV viewing experience. Creating custom channels is simple, and I would say the UI is more user-friendly (or at least more attractive) than that of YouTube.
- Video Curation Is Growing Up, ShortForm Hits One Million Visitors (techcrunch.com)
- ShortForm Widgets Let Users Take Their Channels Anywhere (gigaom.com)
- Content Curation Comes to Video: Introducing ShortForm (windmillnetworking.com)
- VJ Curated Entertainment Site ShortForm Gets Social With New Features [Interview] (socialtimes.com)
- Do You Know What is Trending on YouTube? (connectwithyourteens.net)
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