YouTube is the third most popular website in the world, after Google and Facebook. Millions of subscriptions happen each day on YouTube, with over 800 million unique users visiting each month. In that timespan, roughly 4 billion hours of video are watched, with 72 hours of video uploaded every single minute.
YouTube is localized in 43 countries and is available in 60 languages. In 2011 alone, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views—equivalent to 140 views for every single person on Earth.
As you can see, YouTube is an immense behemoth of an entity. Its videos are featured on the news daily, usually in the form of funny shocking clips. Personally, I find myself watching YouTube videos almost every day, whether it’s to listen to a song I can’t find elsewhere, to learn how to do something, or just to watch skateboarders fall.
So, why is it that even though YouTube is unimaginably popular, I still find myself learning new things about the video sharing site all the time?
Here’s a list of some of the best known secrets (or not) on YouTube
1. Play Videos in Slow Motion
Did you know you can make any YouTube video play in slow motion? All you need to do is hold down the space bar and the video will start to play at a much slower speed.
If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can also sign up for YouTube’s HTML 5 Video Player which allows you to slow down or speed up the video from the settings gear on the page.
2. Link to a Specific Playback Point
Sometimes, when clicking on a link to a YouTube video, you’re fast-forwarded to a specific point in the video. This is usually the case when the person who linked to the video intended for the viewer to watch that clip, without having to watch the rest of the video. If you want to do the same, here’s how:
Add #t= to the end of the video URL, followed by the minute you want (with an m) and then the second (with an s). An example would be #t=01m 18s or #t=78s for 1:18 in the video.
You can also just pause the video at the desired point, right-click on the video, and choose copy video URL at current time.
This also works for embedding videos, so if you’re posting it on your own blog or website, you can also cut out an extra step by embedding the video rather than linking to it.
3. Make Automatic Playlists with Disco
Want to make an automatic YouTube video playlist of your favorite artist? Well, look no further than YouTube Disco
This feature allows you to type in your favorite artist’s name and YouTube will create a playlist of all their hits. I did one for my favorite rapper, Chingy, and it created an awesome playlist for all my friends and family to enjoy.
4. Watch What You’re Feeling
If you’re feeling emotional, try out YouTube’s hidden feature called MoodWall.
Through the use of keywords and specific phrases in the comments of each video, YouTube specialists have devised an equation that separates all videos into specific moods.
Whether you’re feeling creative, gross, funny, amazing, sad, deep or intense, the experimental page has a category to appeal to your current state of mind.
You can go through all the different categories on the left side of the screen, and if you want a fresh take, click twice on any one category and they will all change.
5. Play the Snake Game
Probably one of the best known secrets of YouTube is the Snake_game It’s even in the Wikipedia entry
I remember playing that game on my old Nokia for hours on end. To play it on YouTube, all you need to do is Hold down the left or right arrow key for a few seconds while the video is paused, then press the up arrow to start the game.
This is especially useful if the video you’re watching takes a long time to load, whether it’s because it’s in 1080p or your internet is acting up again.
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