Bookmark with submit It%27s%20pronounced%20%22vyoo-roo%22 reddit

It's pronounced "vyoo-roo"

I added support for Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer to viewru. It also now works on Chrome 3 in addition to Chrome 4. On non-Chrome browsers, the user experience has been simplified so that it's reasonably performant. So browse and listen away with your browser of choice.

Also, nearly everyone that's asked me about viewru doesn't know how to pronounce it. I pronounce it "vyoo-roo" (like "guru" with a "view").
Bookmark with submit ViewRu%3A%20An%20Interactive%20Music%20Browser%20and%20Player reddit

ViewRu: An Interactive Music Browser and Player

For a long time, I've been excited about the idea of creating browsable interfaces that convey information about the similarity of items using their relative proximity (who wouldn't be excited about that?). In 2006, I created JSViz and a whole bunch of demos to explore the space. A major point of frustration was JavaScript and DOM performance, especially while scaling the number of items or edges in a graph. JavaScript->DOM interaction has greatly improved in the latest generation of browsers, so a few weeks ago I set out to turn an old demo into a useful application:

ViewRu is an interactive music browser and player. It uses artist relationships from open APIs and music streams from YouTube to provide a single interface for exploring and listening to music. Presently, it takes advantage of browser features and performance only available in Google Chrome 4.

Check it out at and let me know what you think.