Zoofs offers users a unique way to stay on top of recent Twitter trends through YouTube videos. The website scours Twitter and finds all YouTube videos that have been posted by Twitter users. The site then applies a weighing system that determines which videos are more popular or relevant. These are ranked and placed on the Zoofs website so the user can see recent trends and popular videos. The user can also choose to filter to the most recent videos that were uploaded in the last 72 hours only. The Zoofs team also marks videos they felt were exceptionally entertaining or worth viewing with a ribbon icon. Through Zoofs, users can discover and share popular YouTube videos that are being talked about on Twitter.
Zoofs is a product of TootCorp. TootCorp is a company that creates media products focused on user generated content as well as social media. The company is based in Amman, Jordan. The current TootCorp team includes CEOs George Akra, Kareem Arafat and Ahmad Humeid, CTOs Monther Abu Sheikh and Andreas Pieper, angel investor Mazen Arafat and Creative Director Wael Attili.
The purpose of Zoofs is by far a unique one. There are many websites that offer users a place to upload and discover videos. Some of these go on to become very popular all over the web. Zoofs gives users a way to discover popular videos using Twitter as a source. This seems like a good approach because of the wild popularity of Twitter and how it has risen in the ranks as a source of current information. The sorting features also allow users to view only the most recent videos which were added within the last 72 hours.
A new user visiting Zoofs for the first time might be a little overwhelmed at the many videos staring back at them from the homepage. The homepage consists primarily of a large grid of thumbnail images for videos found on Zoofs. Each image includes the run time in the lower right hand corner of the image. The user can mouse over for a short description or click on the video to watch. Links at the top of the homepage allow the user to sort by those submitted anytime or in the last 72 hours as well as all videos or Zoofs picks. The user can also toggle between the Grid view and a list.
Users can see the videos on Zoofs as soon as they arrive on the homepage. The site does not require the user to log in to see what is available. Zoofs does not currently offer a registration feature for users. Although this might be a nice addition to save favorite videos, it is really not necessary. Since the site already works through Twitter with YouTube videos, that gives users two ways to share or save the videos. Users may want to create a YouTube account if they do not have one already. This gives them an easy way to save the videos they discover on Zoofs.
There is no cost for using Zoofs. Since the site does not offer a registration option, it would be rather difficult to charge visitors for use. There is no indication that this will change anytime soon, which is a good thing considering that Zoofs sources are also free.
Zoofs is a great entertainment source for almost anyone, especially those who like to be in tune with current events and internet trends. The site makes it easy to see what is being talked about on Twitter, even within the last few hours or more.