Basically it’s an “Identifier Extension” used on other websites like Youtube; that displays unknown words and learning words within the contents thumbnail (like it does with a lesson on lingQ).
It would work like this;
- LingQ calculates if the displayed content has CC.
- If it does, it will show the word stats in the thumbnail. If not it will show “no cc” or be blurred/greyed-out.
- The import button can also be incorporated; and can be clicked on the top right and works like it does now.
Why I think this is useful;
- Saves time and effort finding suitable material.
- Allows for more convenient navigation into finding comprehensible material.
- Utilizes general feed on websites more effectively.
- Would work better with the import function since the video displayed will show whether or not it has CC. and can import from the thumbnail itself.
Here’s what it might look like;
People may ask; “Why not just use youtube better”, these are my issues;
- A video has to be searched in order to show the filter list to apply CC. (+ other search issues)
- Content is displayed as an ongoing list and may take a while to find what i’m looking for (unless it’s very specific)
- It is unclear if that content is suitable for learning or not (too many/too little lingQ’s)
And also for Caption pop;
- A video has to be searched in order to show the content with CC.
- SAME AS POINT 2 ABOVE.
- SAME AS POINT 3 ABOVE
- There is no feed home page like youtube has. (seems to be fixed)
Also, I don’t see how I can use Zero to Hero at all, it returns with very little results.
Perhaps people think this is lazy and that all needs to do is “look for what they want to import”. Personally I’m struggling to do that as a beginner to be honest.
In summary, the main idea from this is to fully utilize the feed (calculated from the things I am interesting in/search for anyway) instead of keep having to search, and determine if something has CC to allow content to easily be identified as useful and imported into lingQ.