YouTube 5 Years Old & Adds Hash Tag Search

May 18, 2010 • 8:02 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

YouTube 5It is hard to imagine that YouTube is only five years old (as of Sunday) but it is. I wanted to share with you a neat new search feature that YouTube seems to be playing with, a form of tag search.

I spotted this via Google Blogoscoped Forums, where you can search YouTube for specific hash tags. For example, a search for [#fail] currently returns these results for me:

YouTube Hash Tag Search

As you can see, it searches the comments on YouTube videos for the hashtag fail (i.e. #fail). Supposedly only a handful of hash tags actually are searchable now, including #FAIL, #OMG, #LOL, #FTW.

Meanwhile, there is a bug on YouTube comments that prevents some comments from being deleted.

Finally, I produce a weekly video that I publish on YouTube as well as other places like iTunes and on this blog. If you love search and YouTube, you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel over here.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld, Google Blogoscoped & YouTube Help.

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