Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Google Video Onebox Spotted
When Ron (of Totlol.com
) searched Google.ca for iphone
recently, he hit upon what looks like an experimental video onebox
result. Instead of the usual thumbnailed videos displayed in list format, this box was showing two videos results side by side below the headline “Video results for iphone”. Both in this search as well as in a search for love
, all videos part of that onebox were from Google-owned YouTube.
In 2006, briefly before the YouTube acquisition another type of video onebox was showing, displaying 3 thumbnails with the video titles below the thumbnail.
Update: Ron now sent along the cookie so you can join this experiment too. Go to google.com and paste the following into the address bar; hit return. Then go to google.com again and do a search, e.g. searching for [iphone] brought up the side-by-side video box here (though some other searches showed videos listed as usual).
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