YouTube will be selecting one user each month to be the Editor of the YouTube homepage. Participants will submit 10 videos they think belong on the homepage, along with a video of themselves explaining their choices.
Finally, we’re opening up the programming of our home page to guest editors. We’ll pick one user a month to take over for a few days. All you’ll have to do is send us 10 videos you’d like to place on home (make sure they adhere to the terms of service!) along with a short video about why you chose what you did and how you found the experience. If you’re interested in participating, please let me know.
via the YouTube Blog
I assume there would be a way to discern how successful each participant is in selecting “good” videos for the YouTube homepage, be it page views, comments, whathaveyou. Allowing a YouTube member to be the Editor of the homepage may also bring insights into what the community wants, as well as the individual’s preferences. Could a brief stint as the Editor of a popular page result in an unexpected learning experience? Participants also have to describe the experience in their personal video, so maybe we’ll find out.