It's no secret that Vimeo members upload some of the best content on the web. This site is a powerhouse of talent, and all of the credit for that goes to you guys.
Our job is to do as much as we can to give all of that incredible work the exposure that it deserves and give everyone the ability to find it more easily. It's for that reason that we created Vimeo Categories: a new way to discover people, communities, and videos you might not normally see.
Vimeo Categories work differently than similar systems you might have seen on other sites. Categories are populated automatically using your Channels and Groups. If you moderate a Channel or Group there's a new settings tab that will let you choose up to two top-level Categories to be included in. Our algorithm will automatically look at videos you've selected and include them in the Category pool, favoring videos, people, and tags that are most active and representative of that Category.
Now that Vimeo Categories are here, your TV is going to feel lonely because you're going to be spending all your free time browsing through top-notch content on Vimeo. We've been working on Categories for several months now and have already found a boatload of new stuff we never even knew about thanks to the collective editorial consciousness of everyone here. We know you're going to love it, and you can help us by categorizing all your Groups and Channels right now!
PS- The bulk load of Categories was written by Sean who unfortunately couldn't be here for its release because he just had a beautiful baby daughter. If you dig Categories give him a big thank you here!+ More from the Staff Blog Archive