Video Fun Facts
Google recently announced that they would extend “instant preview” in order to make video searches faster and more interactive. The idea is to let viewers spend less time searching and more time watching videos by including more information during the search process. Users just click on the small magnifying glass to the right of the search description in order to see a pop-up with more detai. The catch is, depending on your browser, it might be easy or not so easy to enable instant preview so that you can see the magnifying glass in the first place.
I recently heard a radio ad for Netflix that cleverly mentioned that subscribers can instantly watch Netflix movies using game consoles like XBox. So I got my kid to hook it up and found that it was extremely easy, not to mention cheap, to watch Netflix movies on my TV instead of waiting for the DVD to arrive in my mailbox. The revolution is here. This sort of thing will get more and more users ready for the next step, which is watching web movies on their TV – and that’s when things will get really interesting.