Ramblings of a Nutbar

You’ll probably regret this.

From YouTube’s Department of redundancy department

There are a lot of things YouTube does that makes me wonder. I can’t say what I wonder since this is a family friendly blog, but I wonder them anyway because YouTube seems to live to baffle the mind.

 

How many times do I need to see the time?

How many times do I need to see the time?

It looks like in the last few hours, YouTube has started adding a time indicator to the corner of video thumbnails on the watch video page. In itself, this is a brilliant feature. In fact, I was originally going to call this post “YouTube finally got it right”.

But then I went and checked out the thumbnails in bulletins, and other places where you don’t see the description, and it’s not there. It would seem, at least at this point, that the only place YouTube is using this new feature is on the “More From” and “Related Videos” columns, where there’s already a line with the video length!

To play YouTube’s advocate for a second though, it is likely that they’re going to implement this in places where there’s not a video length field at some point.

I just think it would be smarter to implement this in those places first.

UPDATE (11/13/08): It looks like YouTube realized that this was a little redundant, and it’s no longer showing up on the thumbnails. Oh well, you saw it here first!

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November 13, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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