Time Machine.

YouTube innovations prove beneficial for developers

September 24, 2010: 5:15 PM ET

YouTube Instant and now YouTube Time Machine are examples of creative ways people are improving YouTube on their own.

Last Month, Stanford computer science student Feross Aboukhadijeh saw the Google (GOOG) Instant presentation and knew he could do the same thing to YouTube. He bet his roommate it would only take an hour.

He lost, it took three.

His creation, called YouTube Instant , won him some immediate acclaim as well as a million pageviews in just 10 days.

That's when Google's YouTube came a knockin'.  Specifically, YouTube Founder Chad Hurly sent a Tweet Aboukhadijeh's way. They made him an offer to come work at the search giant, and likely bring his three hour invention with him. But Aboukhadijeh already had a part time internship at Facebook.

Today, Aboukhadijeh took the job.

Hot on YouTube Instant's heels is YouTube Time Machine.  Mr. Peabody would be excited about this one... More

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