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YouTube Instant Search? It can Happen!

September 11, 2010

Unrelated to gaming, but if you use the internet, you’ve probably heard of this small website called YouTube.

Recently, Google released an Instant Search function on its search engine, giving real-time search results that guess what you’re typing as you type it. An enterprising Stanford student by the name of Feross Aboukhadijeh has managed to do something similar for YouTube. As a result, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley now wants to hire Feross to work for Google!

From Venturebeat:

After spotting YouTube Instant, Hurley  Tweeted over to Aboukhadijeh, saying he loved the idea and asking if he wanted a job.

Aboukhadijeh, who goes by the Twitter handle FreeTheFeross,  sent a message back to find out if Hurley was serious about the offer — because, after all, this is the Internet. It looks like Hurley was, indeed,  quite serious.

Aboukhadijeh announced the launch of YouTube Instant on Y Combinator’s Hacker News feed, a news aggregation site similar to Digg and Reddit. It behaves much the same way Google Instant does — as a viewer types in the video they are looking for, the engine guesses the video and begins playing it immediately.

I’ve linked it above and it’s actually not half bad. Doesn’t help me find Kamen Rider OOO opening videos for some reason though, but I suppose if YouTube hires him, they could integrate it onto YouTube full-time and make it even better.

Source: Venturebeat

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  1. September 12, 2010 04:56

    thats actually pretty cool, but, I think that might get annoying fast, especially if you can’t find what video you’re looking for.

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