YouTube Launches Youtu.be

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santeana

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who actually types all that into a browser anyways though? Don't most of us just go to youtube.come and then browse around from there?
 

sunflier

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You shave off 'www', '.com' and '/watch?v='. Much more than 3 letters.
You don't necessarily have to type in 'www' and '/watch?v=' to get to their website. I use youtube.com and DNS resolves just fine.

We can nit-pick all day long but it only really saves me from typing 3 letters.
 

HVDynamo

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[citation][nom]Camikazi[/nom]OpenDNS shortcut, I type "ut" and I get to YouTube, can't get much shorter then that[/citation]

That didn't work for me and I use OpenDNS.
 

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[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]You don't necessarily have to type in 'www' and '/watch?v=' to get to their website. I use youtube.com and DNS resolves just fine.We can nit-pick all day long but it only really saves me from typing 3 letters.[/citation]

Yes but you do need '/watch?v=' to get to a specific video... The whole point of the shortener. Stop trolling
 

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[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]You don't necessarily have to type in 'www' and '/watch?v=' to get to their website. I use youtube.com and DNS resolves just fine.We can nit-pick all day long but it only really saves me from typing 3 letters.[/citation]
The whole point of this is to share videos. so you could tell your friends to go to youtube.com and then search "blah blah" and then select the third result and watch that...or you could send them this URL which goes directly to the video. So when sharing videos it does save a few steps or letters in the URL depending on which of the above methods you use. But then again I dont really think the old method of copying the full URL and pasting it in an IM or e-mail was too hard so i dont see the need for this....maybe with twitters small character limit but i dunno cause twitter is stupid and i dont use it
 

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Convenient, I can now redirect my favorite porn site with the tiny url "" (blank). Just press enter! No more will I have to type fastidious letters and numbers to access the illicit delights of the internet.
 

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Why can't you just put YT in the bookmark or quicklink? wtf, so lazy.
Did you know alot of people google "yahoo" just to go to yahoo mail? wtf use the damn fucking bookmark or go back to stone age!
 

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[citation][nom]maigo[/nom]wouldn't it just be quicker to copy and paste the link?[/citation]
agreed, why not just copy and paste?
 

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This shortening URL stuff is crap. I use Firefox and just type 'Youtube' in the main line and it takes me straight to youtube.

If a URL gets too long then it is just easier for someone to send you the hyperlink and you click on it. All they have to do is copy/paste.

I can't even remember the last time I typed out a URL rather than search for it or click a hyperlink or bookmarked page.
 

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In firefox I can type in just 'YOU' and I get Youtube.com.
type in just 'YO' and you get the Youtube login.
type 'YT' for youtube.com
type just 'Y' and I get Yahoo.com
 
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