Over one year after I built YouTube Instant, my little 3 hour project is still getting talked about in the national press.
To me, it’s a giant lesson about the power of programming for the Web. It’s also proof that engaging with the media through blogging, Twitter, and Quora can create a meaningful public discussion and even help you shape a news story.
New York Magazine - “Bubble Boys”
September 11, 2012. Out in Silicon Valley, the last bastion of full employment, the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the future are staying up all night writing code in dorms. Read the article.
CNN News - “Hiring Spree in Silicon Valley”
May 18, 2011. Companies are waging fierce competition to hire the best talent. CNN’s Dan Simon reports. Watch the video:
Older news stories
And, for completeness, here are a few older news stories that I haven’t blogged about yet.
Sacramento Magazine - 2010 Person of the Year
January 2011. When Internet behemoth Google rolled out its “instant search” tool in early September, Feross Aboukhadijeh, 20, of El Dorado Hills set himself a goal: to create the same sort of function for YouTube and complete it within the hour. Read the story.
All Things Digital - “Instant.fm Launches”
April 22, 2011. The idea is simple: drag a playlist from someplace, iTunes included, and Instant.fm queues up YouTube videos of the songs in the list, playing them in the playlist’s order. [Read the story][http://allthingsd.com/20110422/early-adopter-from-the-hacker-who-brought-you-youtube-instant-instant-fm-launches-today/] or watch the video:
And a few more…
- The Next Web - “Instant.fm is a super slick way to share playlists of music”
- Configurar Equipos - YouTube (in Spanish)
That’s all for now!
(If you liked this, you might like Freedom of Speech on the Internet.)