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YouTube starts rolling out new homepage to all

By Emil ยท 11 replies
Jan 20, 2011
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  1. After testing a redesign of its homepage via "countless user studies and community surveys," YouTube has begun rolling it out to all of its users. The experimental homepage was first tried by millions of users who wanted to give it a whirl, and while not everyone loved it, Google says that most people thought the new homepage was better than the old one. The new homepage's aim is to be personally more relevant.

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  2. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    i dont like the new layout. its actually worse than the new facebook layout by far. you have to scroll so much to see your subscription videos, and they arent even grouped. well they are, but you could have say, (in my case), break.com at the top with some videos, then scroll down, and there is break.com again with more videos.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +50

    I do see it as a little bit more cloggy to be honest...How many times do people say "if it aint broke, don't fix it". Nobody ever seems to learn.
  4. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    I don't know , i have no problems with it , im just a regular youtube user that watches and comments occasionaly . Maybe most people that don't like it , are probably very prone to change , they probably find it hard to adapt to new things ;]
  5. WildEast

    WildEast TS Rookie

    horrible page imo, totally like the first one
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 829   +32

    I have no problem adapting to change, but the new homepage is a huge mess. I liked how all my subscription uploads were in the same place, as well as my recommended videos. Everything was clean and together. Now it's just thrown out everywhere. I don't want to see what the people I subscribed to are watching. I don't care what they favorited or voted on. They should at least give us an option to select what we do and don't want displayed on our homepage.

    As I said, I have no problem with change and embrace it, but my homepage went from being orderly and clean to nothing but a complete mess.
  7. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I agree with Matrix, change can be good but this seems more like a mess then anything else. Youtube should let us organize our own homepage like iGoogle then we won't have to deal with irrelevant stuff that doesn't interest us.
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Judging by the amount of criticism it's getting I'd say they should roll back.
  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 829   +32

    If Facebook is any indication, you'll know this'll never happen.They'll use the same excuse Facebook used which is they are trying to be more social by giving you more views of your friends/subscribers/subcriptions or some crap like that.

    I do agree it should be like iGoogle, where it's very customizable. I could find a better way to mix the old view and the new view to meet my personal needs.
  10. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    I don't understand why social network sites don't have a variety of layouts the end users can choose from.
  11. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 84

    don't like it either! it's chaos out there.
  12. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    I didn't like the one before and I don't like the new one either...I just search for what I want..Maybe someday they will have a cool front page..>Looks like a bunch of crap to me.....Is it suppose to be helpful in some fashion?

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