Friday, 11 June 2010

World Cup 2010 Coverage on Zoofs

Now you can watch the most talked about YouTube videos that relate to the World Cup 2010 on Zoofs. Go to http://zoofs.com/worldcup

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Enhancements on Interface & Backend

We just finished a few enhancements on the interface for Zoofs. These enhancements include the ability to hide the video on the grid view, more emphasis on social media tools to share videos you watch on Zoofs, and a more robust interaction with the interface.

Also the backend engine of Zoofs which runs on ERLANG and Ruby have been enhanced to become more responsive, reliable and faster even when we are experiencing traffic spikes. Remember those times when Zoofs used to take 10 seconds to respond back, well, that's now history :)

We are working on getting out a special section for the World Cup 2010. This section will aggregate all the WC2010 videos that people are talking about on Twitter :) Should be out by tomorrow.

If you have any comments or feedback, please let us know. We love hearing from you.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Denmark

PC World Denmark reviews Zoofs! We are very happy. Thank you :)

http://www.pcworld.dk/art/11667

We used the translate feature in Google Chrome to read it in English. Google Chrome is awesome.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

One Week Since Launch

Today is exactly one week since we launched Zoofs.com! Probably this weekend we can take it a bit easy, and enjoy the amazing weather and sunshine in Amman. The team has worked hard in the past few weeks to launch Zoofs, and the past week has been quite crazy; as we were fixing small issues here and there.

People from around the world are starting to hear about Zoofs, and a lot of people are loving it. Based on the tweets we have been scanning through the past two days, people see value in Zoofs in different ways; Zoofs is the video conversation right now, Zoofs is a video discovery tool, Zoofs is a viral video discovery and measurement tool, and even Zoofs is a YouTube video browser.

We are also super excited about the good words that people have put for us. Yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Rania tweeted about Zoofs! http://twitter.com/QueenRania/status/13412481295 The Creative Director of Google and YouTube, Tom Uglow (http://www.tomu.co.uk/), also blogged about it on his personal blog http://tomu.posterous.com/zoofscom-shows-youtube-videos-trending-on-twi

The Next Web has written a story on Zoofs! http://thenextweb.com/me/2010/05/04/tootcorp-launches-twitter-based-youtube-ranking-service/

So what's next?

We certainly have a lot of ideas and prototypes of where we can take Zoofs. People have been telling us to push a search feature on the Zoofs, have easier ways to tweet from the interface, support other video sharing services other than YouTube, more ways to filter the video content we have been collecting, and other features.

Some of what people have suggested is already in the development pipeline. We will also be going to really interesting areas in content.

Many people asked us if we have access to Twitter's firehose. We do not have access to the Twitter firehose, but have applied for it. We would love to have access to the firehose, because we have a good idea of what we can do with it.

More articles on Zoofs
Here are more links to stories about Zoofs. They are in different languages. We've been using the translation feature of Google Chrome browser! Quite amazing feature! As far as Chrome's translation feature is concerned, these articles are saying good things about Zoofs! :)

http://uoltecnologia.blog.uol.com.br/arch2010-05-02_2010-05-08.html#2010_05-05_12_06_45-141838948-0

http://www.fredzone.org/zoofs-toutes-les-videos-les-plus-populaires-diffusees-sur-twitter

http://www.freewaregenius.com/2010/04/30/zoofs-watch-the-most-twittered-videos-on-the-net/

http://www.startuparabia.com/2010/05/zoofs-the-most-talked-about-youtube-videos-on-twitter/

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/05/02/zoofs-finds-viral-youtube-videos-on-twitter/

http://wwwhatsnew.com/2010/05/05/zoofs-los-videos-de-los-que-mas-se-habla-en-la-web/

http://www.maestroalberto.it/2010/05/06/zoofs-tutti-i-video-virali-del-momento/

http://jacek50.blox.pl/2010/05/Zoofs-przebojowe-filmiki.html

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Working to launch Zoofs!

Zoofs is about to be launched. Zoofs looks for interesting data on the web that exists in people's conversations and then presents this data in interesting ways. Zoofs is, in a way, doing linked-data with today's available APIs.

Interestingly enough, this blog post is just to test Zoofs blog, and do some styling around it. :)

Stay tuned. The team is working hard to launch it very soon.