Funny15
October 21, 2008 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Funny15
Credit to this goes to my friend Niko, I just helped with the design. What this site does is (via the YouTube API) deliver fun video clips... which are all in chunks of exactly 15 seconds. Feedback appreciated!
posted by philipp (7 comments total)

The first couple videos I saw were some pretty gnarly shorts of people getting really hurt. I wouldn't classify them as funny.

Also, it's hard to spot the next and thumbs up/down options. I kept reloading hoping to get a different video. Not being able to track back and forward was annoying too -- it forced me to watch a full 15 seconds over again if I wanted to see the last 3 seconds.
posted by mathowie at 1:59 PM on October 21, 2008


Thanks Matt, very useful feedback.
posted by philipp at 2:48 PM on October 21, 2008


Nice idea and clean interface. Looks like the border on the right side is slightly misaligned about halfway down the page (in Firefox at least). A running history, with proper URLs back to the source videos on YouTube would be useful--perhaps a scrolling clickable box on the right side. Not so sure I like that you have the "Share this Video" feature set to link back to your site rather than YouTube. Some may raise the issue that some content jacking is going on at some level. All in all, though, it's a good idea and should find amusement with the attention-span deprived crowd.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:22 PM on October 21, 2008


Also, an autoplay option which would let you watch newly fetched videos without having to click next would be a bonus.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 PM on October 21, 2008


(You'd have to obviously put a timeout on that after 2 minutes or so to prevent bandwidth drain, of course.)
posted by Burhanistan at 9:24 PM on October 21, 2008


The ADD in me loves this. I think an option to watch the full video would also be a bonus.
posted by saxamo at 9:26 PM on October 21, 2008


Also: I don't know anything about the algorithm, but there seems to be too many commercials...but that's just my taste, I guess.
posted by saxamo at 9:27 PM on October 21, 2008


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