YouTube Instant Gets A Million Visitors in 10 Days, Creator Accepts YouTube job

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Feross Aboukhadijeh, a Facebook intern and student at Stanford, launched YouTube Instant, just after Google rolled out Google Instant. It quickly became a viral hit. If you’re not familiar, read here. We received an email from Aboukhadijeh early this morning. 

"Good news!" Aboukhadijeh tells WebProNews. "YouTube Instant hit one million visitors and I will be accepting the job offer at YouTube!"

He also tells us that for the time being, he’ll be keeping YouTube Instant (as opposed to it becoming property of Google). 

"YouTube Instant hit one million visitors on Monday, just 10 days since I launched it!" he adds. "The site also has 28,000 Facebook Likes, 20,000 Tweets, and 14,000 Stumbles – quite impressive numbers for only two weeks since launch! (I’ve been busy with the first week of classes at Stanford, so I didn’t announce this until now.)"


"YouTube Instant has been on the homepage of CNN, Fox News, VentureBeat, CNET, Hacker News, All Things D, Engadget, PC Magazine, and WebProNews — of course!" he says. "The site went viral on a scale that I never could have predicted."

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"Also noteworthy: I just updated the site with some awesome new features: autoplay, keyboard controls, shareable URLs, and a sexy new design. And I’m not going to stop there. I’m currently working on adding awesome Facebook integration, on-the-fly playlist creation, and custom auto-updating AdSense units."


YouTube Instant has gotten a lot of exposure all over the world. Only 40% of its traffic is from the United States. Feross talks more about it here
YouTube Instant Gets A Million Visitors in 10 Days, Creator Accepts YouTube job
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  • Cuban

    That’s cool, useful. Was able to find vids for Pittbull Toma (the dirty version) version which on youtube was a nightmare to find giving me only the “MTV Version” for Pittbull toma which is censored. Thanks.

  • http://www.gtwcmt.co.uk/ GTWCMT

    I checked it out and found it doesn’t work..

    If you use youtube, then try checking out one of your own videos…
    you have a stuck search bar…

    gives a vision that isn’t yours first, but yours is in the side bar?? well thats where it will stay as it wont link..

    if we look at all the websites that come of the back off you tube ( and there are many) we see that they work, I don’t think this is anything new other than someone putting a live (active search) together with searching you tube, we can use youtube for that..

  • Adsense Publisher

    So Feross Aboukhadijeh gets a job, and Yahoo sues Google for using their instant idea.

    Why hasn’t Yahoo sued Feross Aboukhadijeh?

    And if Google looses on the patent case, shouldn’t they fire Feross as his hiring had to do with the using of technology that was owned by Yahoo?

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