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Thursday, October 9, 2008

YouTube Comments Audio Preview

YouTube’s comment box now has an Audio Preview button – like on this video – which reads the comment back to you using text-to-speech technology. YouTube’s comments are known for being spontaneous/ flaming/ low-quality, so perhaps the YouTube people read the Xkcd cartoon, as Mrrix32 in the comments points out:

On the other hand, YouTube restricts comments to 500 characters. But let’s see if too much parental care might scare some kids away from using the site. Or, as a real live comment by magneto518 on YouTube put it 51 seconds ago, “wtf.. audio preview?”

[Thanks Mrrix32! Comic by Randall Munroe, CC-licensed.]


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