Tuesday, 26 February 2008

New Experimental Personalised Homepage

Something we talk a lot about here at YouTube are ways to make it even easier to discover great videos that you'll find interesting. That's why, in the coming days, we will be making an experimental version of a new YouTube homepage available to a small group of users chosen at random. If you're not in the initial group that tests the experimental homepage, but want to give it a whirl, you'll be able to in the near future. We'll post another blog with a link to give everyone access.



What will this homepage look like? Glad you asked!



Alongside homepage regulars like Featured and Most Popular videos, the experimental homepage will include personalised recommendations, the latest videos from your subscriptions and an easier way to see what your friends are uploading, making their favourites and rating. Here's a bit more information on what this means:



Recommendations: With tens of millions of videos on YouTube, finding the perfect video to watch can sometimes be challenging. That's why, based on what you've viewed and favourited in the past, you'll see an algorithmically-selected set of videos that you otherwise may never have discovered.



Latest From Your Subscriptions: It's no secret that many people jump for joy when their favourite video creators upload new material. To help you keep track of the most current activity, we've changed the layout that displays newly added videos from your subscriptions. You'll be able to see videos from your three most recently updated subscriptions.



Friend Activity: The experimental YouTube homepage includes a "Friend Activity" feature to make it easier to stay in the loop on all the great vids your buddies are buzzing about. If you already display your favourites, ratings, or uploaded videos on your channel, then your existing, confirmed friends will receive a feed of updates when you favourite, rate, or upload. Remember, you control your list of friends on YouTube. You also control the activities that appear to others on your channel and now in your friends' feeds. Just click on the "Channel Design" link once you've clicked on the "Account" link at the top of any page to turn on features or turn off features you don't wish to share publicly or in your friends' feeds.



In addition, we include a dashboard that places stats about your Inbox and information about your videos front and centre. The new display also showcases stats such as your uploads, total views, number of honours and more.



The goal with all of this is to gauge people's interest in having a YouTube that's tailored to the individual. Ultimately, we want to get you one step closer to the videos you'll enjoy every time you come to the site. We're excited to hear your thoughts on the personalised YouTube experience and we welcome your feedback.



Again, when the link to the new experimental homepage is available, we'll let you know so keep your eyes on the blog!



The YouTube Team

27 comments:

RUKENAME said...

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y2kjonrichards said...

This sounds very interesting, look forward to this when if becomes available.

SambaDisaWinner said...

And people say youtube doesnt care about the community. At least they are trying to make life much easier when using the site and also letting us try it out first.

Soudns like a great idea, cannot wait!

FlimphProductions said...

that sounds really cool, and some relaly cool features, although i think the youtube honours list shdoul eb check more reugulay, but yeah i hope im one of the lucky few to try this out, sounds relaly cool :D

MinnyMcSkinny said...

Sounds like a very snazzy idea there! :o)

gibbo1988 said...

Id be intresting in doing this.

siggy75 said...

Being a bit of a geek, I like the idea of more stats on my videos and having them back on my homepage. Discovering new channels is getting harder as the site becomes more saturated, so it will be interesting to see what the new page might bring.

siggy75 said...

Being a bit of a geek, I like the idea of more stats on my videos and having them back on my homepage. Discovering new channels is getting harder as the site becomes more saturated, so it will be interesting to see what the new page might bring.

AirVol2 said...

It's Great!!! :-)

holl781 said...

i think it looks really awesome. so hopein it will come out soon cause it seems alto easier 2 use and stuff. and i would just lyk 2 thank the youtube 2 for tryin 2 make the community happier and making the site easier to use

CrazySpazFeeds said...

what you need to do is add a new channel customizeastion so we can be more creative with are youtube channel plz plz plz i been wanting to have a greadient and cool text effect for ages this new homepage THING ROCKS BY THE WAY

georgefartshotmail said...

great better than the old one

GalacticQuest said...

Wow. Haruzumaki officially has no life.

GalacticQuest said...

Wow. Haruzumaki officially has no life.

antitoaster said...

type in ultra lego death adamb434 stole a vid and named it lego war

Maxmaxz said...

I like what it brings with it, but the presentation looks a little soulless. If you could somehow integrate this into the current design, it'd be awesome.

thelonefilmmaker said...

I think it looks great!

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thelonefilmmaker said...

I think it looks great!

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ZBDP said...

much better than the last one!

ZBDP said...

I think it looks really good!

AmeerGills15 said...

sweeet!

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Id be intresting in doing this.

genericSildenafil said...

Id be intresting in doing this.

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