PopScreen Claims To Predict Which Videos Will Go Viral Before They Do

If you love discovering new viral videos before your friends and sharing them with the world before they become “old news” then PopScreen may be just the thing you are looking for. PopScreen is the world’s first video prediction engine, which officially launched yesterday. The site tracks over 10,000 online sources, including YouTube, Vimeo, 5min, FunnyOrDie, Dailymotion and more, and predicts which videos are going to become popular. If PopScreen can really predict future viral videos, as it claims, then this could be a great leap forward for content discovery on the Web.

PopScreen was originally founded in 2008 as a bookmarking service for online video. However, the founders decided a prediction engine for online video would be much more compelling. They announced the release of their new video prediction engine yesterday on the PopScreen blog. On the blog, they explain what the engine is, how it works and it’s potential: