Harnessing the power of storytelling to change the world™ vs. YouTube

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by Keith Laidlaw

Jarek Wilkiewicz from the YouTube API Team discusses in his blog post about building video apps: Man vs. Machine: Curating with YouTube APIs. He says that as well as empowering users to organize video content themselves, another approach is “a hybrid of curator’s selections and related content recommended by an algorithm.”

To achieve this, by Link TV, a non-profit committed to improving the world with storytelling, utilizes semantic analysis … Top-level categories are decided upon (or “bootstrapped”) by curators, however, while navigating the site users are presented with automated recommendations as well.

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