The new video service FORA.tv is out, and all those who wish to learn something useful, should head there.
Based in San Francisco, FORA.tv offers users the chance to view thousands of hours of archived footage shot at various conferences, events and university lectures dedicated to the expression of game-changing ideas, with different events being available at different price-points (including free) and footage on such topics as business, politics, culture, science and technology.
Some videos are entirely free, and embeddable, as the site’s own Conference Blog ably demonstrates. The company describes the site as “the Web’s largest collection of conference and event videos” – It’s tempting to quibble, depending on whether poor quality pushes YouTube out of the running, but even if it doesn’t FORA’s cataloging by subject and search-ability makes it an invaluable resource for this kind of thing.
According to the site’s “About” page, the company “believe[s] that there are brilliant ideas expressed everyday, everywhere, and we don’t want you to miss them,” which is why FORA has gathered the web’s largest collection of unmediated video drawn from top conferences, universities, and public forums.
If you have already heard about FOR A and are a member of it, do leave a comment below with your feedback.