YouTube Bubble Search

YouTube seems to have soft-launched a nifty visual search feature in the last few days. It’s hidden in the open right now. Here, let me show you:

  1. You’ll soon be furnished with a YouTube link. While you’re watching, enlarge the video to full screen.
  2. Wait until the video ends. If you’re impatient, click on the three-balls-in-triangle icon that appears in the lower-left corner (or drag the playback slider to the end).
  3. And bang! YouTube Bubble Search.

YouTube Link: “Psycho Killer,” Talking Heads (1978)


What we have here is your basic swarm-style search visualization, which appears to be triggered by the same related videos found on each YouTube page. The navigation is smooth. My verdict: this is great. (via)

One response to “YouTube Bubble Search

  1. I concur! Its tres neato.

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