StumbleUpon enhanced their Video discovery service today to allow for more personalization. The service will now allow you to watch and rate your friends videos and then recommend them to anyone else. Videos are now available from YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo, CollegeHumor, and TED on StumbleUpon Video.
“To date there hasn’t been an easy way to discover compelling video content from across the web within one simple interface,” said Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon CEO and co-founder. “With the new StumbleUpon Video, we’re bringing serendipity to channel surfing, giving people an alternative to television that is more interactive, diverse and personalized.”
The video experience uses multiple social signals that allows StumbleUpon to choose videos that are right for you. It also suggests videos based on what you have recommended to friends and like-minded users.
I would like to see this kind of functionality on Netflix. Netflix already has the feature where it recommends videos based on previous views and ratings but there should be an option to recommend the video to friends. Then you could have a section that would include videos that your friends like and vice versa.
Well if you haven’t tried StumbleUpon Video out yet, go ahead and try it out and let me know what you think.