“I have a confession: I don’t know how to use YouTube. Not that I don’t know how to upload a video, or watch one, or even embed one in a blog post. I don’t know how to use YouTube to find anything I’d actually want to watch,” Marcus Wohlsen writes for Wired. “No doubt, it’s a sign of creeping middle age, but YouTube feels like an overwhelming, pulsating mass of meme-flogging, beauty tips, and banner ads. It’s very much not what I want to turn to when I’m sitting on the couch at the end of a long day.”
“And yet YouTube is brimming with great video, as are so many other pockets of the internet. The problem is finding it,” Wohlsen writes. “That’s where a new app called N3twork [free via Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch] comes in. Launched on Thursday, N3twork (pronounced ‘network’) takes an approach borrowed from Pandora, Pinterest, social media, and maybe even a little bit of Tinder to filter and funnel online video in a way that makes all those moving pictures feel just a little bit more like traditional TV. It’s a strategy for taming online video in a way that, at least for an oldster like myself, might make me want to kick back and say ‘What’s on?'”
Tons more, plus screenshots, in the full review here.