We have a ton of cool ideas and plans for the Channel Guide. Unfortunately, we are forced to take one step at a time.
Below are two possible features; we’d like your help deciding which one we should start with. If is better than the other, make sure you leave a comment saying so (bonus points for telling us why).
Feature A: People who Subscribed to this Channel Also Subscribed to…
This is easy to conceptualize, but would actually take a little more time to implement than Feature B. Amazon (below) is a popular example of this feature.
When looking at any channel’s details, an user will be presented with three more channels (w/ nice looking thumbnails) based on what others have subscribed to (calculated with anonymous statistics).
Feature B: Shareable ‘Favorite Channels’ List
This feature would allow users to keep a list of their favorite channels, to be shared. With a single click, another user could potentially subscribe to one or all of the channels in the list. Users’ favorite lists could be featured in the channel guide (so if your list got popular, it could climb to the top of the guide).
We didn’t find anything that seemed to exactly match this idea, although MOG (above) has a somewhat similar feature that allows peoples’ favorite songs to get listed.
What Do You Think?
Which of these features do you think you would use more? Which one seems most exciting? What would you do if you were us?