Earlier today YouTube announced YouTube Slam—a brand new video discovery experiment that pins videos head-to-head, two at a time, and asks viewers to vote on which video they would rather watch. The experiment, similar in format to the Google’s Demo Slam back in 2010, is designed to uncover the very best YouTube videos in the categories of Comedy, Cute, Music, Dance and Bizarre.
How does it work? Viewers are presented with two videos, side by side, and are asked to vote for the selection that they like best. The format is pretty simple (and self-explanatory) as you can see from the screenshot below.
When you vote, in addition to helping determine the leader boards for the cutest, funniest, most bizarre and best music videos, you also earn points for predicting crowd favorites. These points show you how you stack up to other voters. The top voters are ranked on the leader board, but if you want to stand a chance you’ll have to start slamming videos ASAP because the number 1 voter currently has 6,911 points!
Think you can predict the next big singing sensation, adorable viral baby video or eyebrow raising WTF video? Start playing at YouTube.com/slam and see. Oh, and don’t forget to let us know what you think about this new “game” in the comments below!
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.