Sunday, February 19, 2012

Introducing Youtube Visualization

You are watching YouTube video. You like it and click on the first related video. You enjoy that one too and click related video again, just to realize you've just watched it. Does this sound familiar? I've been in this situation many times. Last Sunday I though why can't I show related videos the same way as I show related products from Amazon?

One night for YouTube API integration another for player window and here we go: Yasiv For YouTube

YouTube Visualization
Here is a video, demonstrating visualization in action:

I seeded it with Beirut band, but you feel free to experiment with your favorite artists, game reviewers,  comedians and whatnot.

Size matters

When Yasiv ends gathering data from YouTube it rescales video images according to their rating and views count. So you can instantly see what is worth your time and what is not:

Skyrim Related Videos Visualization
Central image is always big with no regard whether it's good or not.

Visualizing specific video

If you found video you like on YouTube and want to see its relationships - just copy a link from YouTube into search box in Yasiv - it will do all the magic. Or, even easier, use a button described in this post. As of now it supports both Amazon and YouTube.

That's it for now. Hope you enjoy this new way to explore YouTube. Would love to hear what you think!

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