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Stanford student launches YouTube Instant

Feross Aboukhadijeh, a computer science student at Stanford University, has launched YouTube Instant (YTInstant.com), a real-time search engine for YouTube videos that 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.

Feross Aboukhadijeh, a computer science student at Stanford University, has launched YouTube Instant (YTInstant.com), a real-time search engine for YouTube videos that 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.

Soon after its launch, YouTube Instant went viral on Hacker News, Twitter and the blogosphere. It also caught the attention of Chad Hurley, the co-founder and CEO of YouTube, who was so impressed that he offered Feross Aboukhadijeh a job. But Aboukhadijeh is less likely to accept the job offer from the YouTube CEO as he is already working at Facebook as a summer intern.

“I think YouTube Instant makes sense if you’re looking for a serendipitous video browsing experience. It’s not as useful as Google Instant if you know exactly what you’re looking for, since you’re shown distracting YouTube videos on the way to your destination. But I think this is perfect for many internet users,” Feross Aboukhadijeh has said. [Source: All Things Digital, VentureBeat, Mashable]

Update

Feross Aboukhadijeh has decided to accept the YouTube job and continue to study at Stanford.

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