Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Findory launches video and podcasts

Findory added two new product lines this evening, video and podcasts.

The new product lines work just like personalized news and blogs. Watch videos you see on Findory and the site will surface other interesting videos. Listen to podcasts and Findory will help you discover other interesting podcasts.

There are vast quantities of videos on the Web, clips from the big studios, indie shorts from small producers, little animations by college students, and random snippets from someone's camcorder. There are huge numbers of podcasts, from recordings of the radio programs of the BBC to individuals talking into a microphone in front of their computer at home.

With everything that is out there, it is hard to find the good stuff. There are inspired pieces that have never found an audience. There are university lectures that might teach you. There are parodies that might make you laugh.

Findory surfaces the rare gems that otherwise would be lost in the noise. Findory helps people discover things they would not have found on their own.

Findory Video and Findory Podcasts should be considered early beta. They will expand, develop, and grow with time.


RobotsThink said...

Congrats for the LAUNCH !

Anonymous said...

These look like great new services Greg. Congratulations on the launch.

Are you crawling for the content?

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, RobotsThink.

Thanks, Anonymous. Yes, Findory does its own crawl. The crawl for videos and podcasts are fairly small at launch, but will grow with time.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I've been listening to podcasts every day on my commute but once I find one and reel through past episodes I need some help finding good new ones.

Chris Morse said...

Great idea and well done. I like it.

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Ian, KS, and Chris!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! And the best thing is - I'm getting pretty good results already despite not having watched a single movie via Videory yet ;-)

Harshal said...

This seems like an excellent service. Is there a way to get a personalized feed just for videos or podcasts?

Greg Linden said...

Hi, Harshal. Glad you are enjoying the new product lines!

Yours is the third request I've gotten for rss feeds for video and podcasts.

I didn't launch with that because I'm not entirely happy with feeds for those product lines yet, but I'll go ahead and throw them out there now while I continue working on them.

You should see them on the Findory RSS feeds page now.

Thanks, Harshal.