YouTube Receives Minor Revisions

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YouTube went down again thursday night, but this time, it was a planned “outage.” Now the site is up and running again, with “some maintenance and . . . a few new features” under its belt.

YouTube Receives Minor Revisions
Sprucing Up YouTube

The current changes are interesting, although not groundbreaking, but there is a promise of more to come.

The YouTube Blog offered a fairly comprehensive description of the overhaul. A new feature that is definitely worth noting is the availability of “Custom Channel URLs.”

They’re reminiscent of the MySpace account-naming system – “you can create your own customized channel url which will be simply youtube.com/name.”

As for what can fill that “name” spot, “your custom URL can be your username or what ever name you want with a few exceptions – you can’t pick someone else’s username and you can’t pick any words that would make your mother stick a bar of soap in your mouth.”

The My Account page also received some attention in the update. “We’ve been continuing to enhance the My Account page over the past couple of weeks . . . . We also added a dropdown with some quick links to your most important things from the My Account link in the upper right hand corner.”

The YouTube Blog goes on to mention some general-purpose “eye candy.”

“We’re starting to pretty up some little things here and there on the site,” it stated. “Nothing too fancy, but you may notice new buttons in embeds and at the end of a video.”

Lastly, there’s the promise of even more updates. “We also quietly launched a few new features that aren’t quite ready for prime time. Come back in a few days to see what’s been cooking.”

Expect to see another article on the matter if what they serve is any good.


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