I love videos. I spend a lot of time on YouTube. Sadly YouTube never serves me juggling videos. This place was born out of a couple of my frustrations, in an attempt to make a solution for them. I hope this site will help you as much as it helps me!
- YouTube does not recommend me good juggling videos. In the past month I’ve watched over 1000 videos to build this site’s database, yet still, right now out of 18 videos on the front page there are a bunch of random clickbait videos, some DIY and political videos (I watch some, but not even close to the amount of juggling I watch) and one, just one single video from Luke Burrage’s classroom. A juggling instruction video which I’m not interested in right now.
Why do they always get it wrong? Whilst making this database I discovered loads and loads of videos which I had not seen before and where worth my time. Hopefully posting them here makes them easier to find
- I like to save videos. I make playlists on YouTube, before this project started I had over 700 videos stored in 70 playlists. But when I find something on Vimeo or jTV I can’t store it in the same playlist. With this site, at least for my juggling stuff, I can collect all of my favorites and playlists in one place.
- Facebook is terrible for finding new videos. You have to sift through a lot of irrelevant posts and crappy videos before you find that one cool thing. I want to see the latest and the greatest videos, but there is no longer a Ministry of Manipulation to pop into my feed. With the ‘Featured videos’ on the front page I hope I can help others find the great videos, and already some editors have joined this site to help find the newest stuff for you.
- Instagram is wonderful and has changed the world of juggling videos. But after 2 years of watching single tricks, which get buried in the timeline, I am no longer interested in short clips. I want to see real cohesive videos in which the creator put some effort beyond the juggling itself. By promoting quality content I hope to see more quality content.
I hope Manipeo can address these problems, and will help you to watch the best stuff.
Manipeo has only just started out, but already now it’s gotten incredible help from:
Rob van Heijst
– Daniel Simu