As YouTube stated, almost 44% of all YouTube videos are watched embedded on other websites. No need to say the YouTube guys are looking for ways to seduce those embedded viewers into watching more videos and thus spending more indirect time on YouTube.
And that’s why in the beginning of november a few new features were launched, including a search box at the end of the video you just watched:
Smart and handy if you ask me. I’m sure this extra feature will increase the time users spend watching YouTube videos. But today I saw a little variation I haven’t been able to reproduce yet. On a page with three different embedded YouTube movie, one of the three had a search box added to the player at the beginning of the movie (hey, I don’t want to start a search before watching the video…). I don’t know whether it was just a test or something they plan to roll out in the near future. It looks something like this:
Looks strange, doesn’t it? Maybe you can reproduce it or know something more about it. So far, I found severalarticlesandpostsabout a search box at the end of the movie, but I didn’t manage to find one about a search box before the movie starts…
Apparently, Google took the best elements of all browsers available and mixed them into what they hope to be the ultimate browsers. I can’t wait to give it a try. And there’s more, all code will be made open source. I know which page I’m going to check first thing tomorrow morning…
Another small step for Google towards total internet domination ;-)
We hit a big milestone today — 100 million people around the world are now using Facebook. This is a really gratifying moment for us because it means a lot that you have decided that Facebook is a good, trusted place for you to share your lives with your friends. So we just wanted to take this moment to say, “thanks.”
We spend all our time here trying to build the best possible product that enables you to share and stay connected, so the fact that we’re growing so quickly all over the world is very rewarding. Thanks for all your support and stay tuned for more great things in the future.
Trends indicate that Facebook is now growing faster than rival MySpace that counts more than 200 million users. It took Facebook four and a half years to hit the magic number of 100 million users while MySpace did it in just 3 years.
The new Facebook design that was launched a few weeks ago seems to be a big success (?) since more than 20% of the users has already adopted the new interface.