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YouTube Instant trumps Google Instant

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After a few days of ferocious buzz building up to the launch of Google Instant, the reality of real-time search seems like a bit of a let down. So it saves us some eleven hours? What do we do with all that time?

Spend it on YouTube Instant. The program guesses your search term and randomly selects a video for your viewing pleasure.

It was designed by Feross Aboukhadijeh, a computer science major at Stanford University. He said he bet his roommate that he could replicate the Google Instant model with Youtube within an hour. He lost the bet: it took him three hours instead.

"Some people say that the Internet has too much information. You can't parse it all. But I disagree. It's just more to choose from," Aboukhadijeh said over the phone.

The site is simplicity itself: just one box to enter search terms and one video player.

Go waste your time here.

(Thanks, Mashable!)

By Melissa Bell  | September 10, 2010; 11:18 AM ET
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