The queue is now called “my list” in netflix. Why would netflix change that term?
Six possible reasons why Netflix changed “queue” to “my list”:
1. The general public not know what queue means
dictionary.com defines queue as:
queue [kyoo] noun
1. a braid of hair worn hanging down behind.
2. a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn.
2) People thought Netflix queue was some sort of hair style
As mentioned in reason 1, the first definition of queue is a hair braid. Who knew! Isn’t that a ponytail?
3) Queue is too hard to spell
Although when would you ever need to spell queue on their service?
The searches for: netflix q are on the rise. Please don’t tell me that people actually thought it was “nextflix q”
Also on the rise are searches for neflix que:
- que (71%)
- queu (9%)
- queque (6%)
- qeue (6%)
- quque (2%)
- kew (1%)
- quaue (1%)
All of these don’t have enough search volume to show up on Google Trends.
4) Queue is too intimidating
A queue implies that all these movies and tv shows are waiting in line to be watched. Whereas a list is merely a list. The Atlantic has a great article about how the internet stream is getting to be too much for people to keep up with, “2013: The Year ‘the Stream’ Crested”
5) Lists are more friendly
Everyone loves lists.