YouTube Instant Guy Accepts YouTube Job

Two weeks ago, we wrote about YouTube Instant.

YouTube Instant was created by Feross Aboukhadijeh who is a Stanford computer science student. Shortly after creating the YouTube Instant service, Chad Hurley of YouTube sent him a tweet offering him a job. He has now accepted.

Speaking to TechCrunch, Feross says…

“YouTube Instant hit one million visitors on Monday, just 10 days since I launched it! The site also has 28,000 Facebook Likes, 20,000 Tweets, and 14,000 Stumbles – quite impressive numbers for only two weeks since launch! (I’ve been busy with the first week of classes at Stanford, so I didn’t announce this until now.)

YouTube Instant has been on the homepage of CNN, Fox News, VentureBeat, CNET, Hacker News, All Things D, Engadget, and PC Magazine. The site went viral on a scale that I never could have predicted.

Also noteworthy: I just updated the site with some awesome new features: autoplay, keyboard controls, shareable URLs, and a sexy new design. And I’m not going to stop there. I’m currently working on adding awesome Facebook integration, on-the-fly playlist creation, and custom auto-updating AdSense units.”

Not bad at all!

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