YouTube Instant’s instant fame

A 19 year-old computer science student at Stanford University, Feross Aboukhadijeh, created the YouTube Instant on Thursday and woke up Friday morning to find:

The Washington Post called to do an interview, Venture Beat put my picture on their front page, and Mashable wrote a front page storytwice. YouTube Instant also made it to the All Things Digital front page and the Hacker News home page three times.

That was not all: a Wikipedia entry in his name and a job offer from YouTube CEO Chad Hurley via Twitter. Hurley later e-mailed him to set up a meeting, which, Aboukhadijeh says was scheduled for Monday.

Feross was impressed by the Google Instant released on the very same day. He says, tt took him about three hours to complete the YouTube version of Instant.


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