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ShortForm’s social channels add videos from Facebook, Twitter

Video curation startup ShortForm has added a new way for its video jockeys, or VJs, to find and share videos with their followers, adding new social channels into the mix. Those channels will surface videos that users have shared or liked on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as videos uploaded or favorited on YouTube (s GOOG) or Vimeo. (s IACI)

Users have always been able to connect with social networks like Facebook and Twitter (as well as StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Digg) to share their channels with friends and contacts. But now that integration will allow users to bring in videos that they and their friends find interesting through those networks.

Now ShortForm will surface videos that users and friends have posted on Facebook, videos they’ve favorited or uploaded to Twitter, those they’ve uploaded or liked on Vimeo, and videos they and their friends have shared on Twitter, as well as those favorited on Twitter. Users can watch and share those playlists with others. And they can drag and drop videos from those social playlists into any other playlist they’ve made, whether it’s private or public. ShortForm CEO Nader Ghaffari said the new tools will let users take “videos that you or your friends have engaged with, liked or shared” and add them to other channels.

The addition of social channels is just the latest feature from ShortForm. Earlier this year, ShortForm added a widget to let users add their playlists and channels to their own blogs and websites. And the latest release comes just about a month after ShortForm channeled Google Hangouts (s GOOG) and enabled viewers to create live viewing parties of videos and playlists on its curation platform.

One Response to “ShortForm’s social channels add videos from Facebook, Twitter”

  1. Oojal Jhutti

    Curated video content is fascinating space, and one which has recently (much to the delight of folks like me) started getting some much needed coverage. I think the introduction of content ‘surfaced’ from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter could prove to be an intriguing insight, as much for the curator as those following his or her channel. A little like the new Facebook timeline feature it may even act as a sort of digital footprint, sporadic sure, but inherently unique to the individual, a sort of voyeuristic peek into their video habits and fascinations.

    I’ll be sure to check out ShortForms new bells and whistles, thanks for the heads up. Great article Ryan, kudos :)

    Ooj – Yokto