As an embarassed engineer (i wasn't ready to launch! :D): apologies for this not working on mobile! i'm controlling a few youtube players to create this 'no spinner' experience for the videos, but haven't gotten it to work on mobile. I'm still figuring out what is the best way to do preserve the fluid feeling between videos on mobile browsers -- any suggestions are welcome!
I think one of you discovered this on your own: [spacebar] goes into 'theater' mode. I threw that in and started tearing up while watching. I hope you can experience the same. For those wondering, yes the feed is syncronized across everyone so you should be all seeing the same videos at the same time. The videos also are constantly updated, so when it's christmas time, you should start to see family dinners :)
I love all the feedback so far and the anecdotes, keep them coming!
Sure in the beginning it adapts (according to some unknown algorithm) to what you feed it (in best case scenario who you are). I would however suggest that most people here are like me in that they every day try to learn and become less of an idiot, and thus incrementally grow as a person. I'm not the same person I was 10 years ago, and if I can't control how services see me (through my 10 year old history of my accounts), it will try to reinforce the me from 10 years ago, instead of showing me incrementally different results for the me I want to be tomorrow.
I'm sorry if this rant is confusing, I'm not sure how to coherently convey what I mean, but I'll try a TLDR;
If services only show you results/content based on how you were before, and force you onto a straight path (or rather, not even moving forward), isn't that what gets people stuck in echo chambers with only reinforcing information, never challenged, never growing?
True, it was the same process for me, that's when I started looking for ways to avoid that, such as clearing cookies at every session or using incognito tabs; I was (unfortunately) working in the SEO space at the time and having personalised results was completely unacceptable.
I find your comment not confusing and not a rant, your "10-years-ago-me" analogy explains very well what I meant with the "unplanned trip" analogy in my previous comment, except it's much clearer because not everyone is a traveller while, I guess, everyone is subject to the process of growing up and/or learning.
That said, I really do like the concept. It's literal reality TV. Very cool.
I suppose the feature was supposed to help one discover videos they could be interested in, but I now actively avoid watching a number of them with a logged-in session.
This tool needs a "link to video" or "share video" button.
If you like this, you might like these other two pages which exist -- like this page -- to demonstrate the breadth of human experience:
While I enjoyed paper planes, it was quite brief. I played with it for 15-20m max before I stopped. I've been watching this (on another monitor) for probably half an hour. Way more engaging and deep. Love this.
I just got stuck watching a guy eat an entire jar of mayonnaise without stopping
[EDIT] Just realized that the websockets that fuel the video transitions are suffering the same 503s as the other assets — so the feed 503'd, and I got stuck on an unending, non-changing video of a guy looking into the camera as he ate so, so much mayonnaise.
Also, this service does not work with iOS, which is a shame.
This is one of the most evil implementations of video embedding i've ever seen.
"G. if you use the YouTube Player on your website may not modify, build upon or block any portion or functionality of the YouTube Player including but not limited to links back to the Website;"
i think the main side effect is if you accidentally click the video, it stops, which ruins the illusion of a continuous live stream (like television), but that's the tradeoff at the moment i guess ever since the old embed api was deprecated.
If you could click through to the source video then that would be great.
If you ever want proof... well, go through your YouTube subscriptions and ask yourself how many of the channels are by people from the US. For me the number is about 50-60%.
Oh? You don't have any Baidu video subscriptions?
Are you sure it's the "internet" assuming that you're an American? Or is it just that you hang out on the internet where Americans tend to hang out?
Russian/European version of Facebook is called "VKonakte". Chinese version of YouTube is called "YouKu", Chinese Facebook is called "Weibo". In those places you will barely find any American users or people that speak a lot of English.
Hahaha. Very good.
Vinepeek/vpeeker is still functioning. Wonder what happens on Jan 17th, the day of the Vine app's shutdown?
Turns out you get a ton of revenge porn (with drunken tags and titles), badly tagged home videos and strangely tagged CP. Never got off localhost for obvious reasons and promptly deleted every bit of GreaseTV.
And then a cock fight... Like a real one.
I bet if you did an analysis of users leaving the default titles on their videos, it would be the same group of people that leave the default name on their home routers. Technology simply doesn't fuel these people, it is just a vessel they hop on and hop off when they want to accomplish something. We, on the other hand, live in it every day. This astronaut site is very interesting in that it shows you what a disparity there is between the savvy and the non.
I was recently in Lao and saw village boys around ten years old training these birds to fight. In context it looked totally normal and reasonable.
My only wish was that there was a skip button. Some of the videos were quite loud and/or in a few cases, not interesting (at all).
Oh, and the small button below has disappeared.
Then 502 bad gateway.
There is no way to answer this question, which means it's intended to blame. This site is clearly under development and I think it's better to encourage rather than discourage. Unless that's your bag, of course.
EDIT: sorry I know it's negative, but while you're posting stuff about "oh I'm tearing up", what I'm seeing is some guy who wrote a website that steals people's videos without attribution. I realize you didn't "intend" it to do that, but that's what it's doing, and I don't have the psychic powers to know what you "intended" to do with the site.
Those who rip the video and claim to be the creator on fbook is where you should aim your anger.
(though this is just what I remember from a pewdiepie video on the topic, I may or may not be remembering correctly)
Just look at one of the comments up top wanting to get a link to a guy eating a jar of mayo...