Finally, an app that makes online video as watchable as regular TV

“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.


  1. You Tube is amazing for what you can learn. I have saved thousands in DIY projects, small engine repairs, learning Software, gardening and landscaping, etc. This app seems to have lots of promise. We’ll see.

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