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YouTube CEO Offers “YouTube Instant” Creator a Job via Twitter

10 Sep

If you build an awesome web app, the job offers will come. At least that’s the story for one computer science student at Stanford University.

Earlier today, Feross Aboukhadijeh launched a fun little app called YouTube Instant. It’s his take on Google Instant, the search engine’s real-time suggestion and prediction search upgrade.

YouTube Instant is a relatively simple app that brings up different YouTube videos while you type. It “predicts” what you’re going to search for and brings up the latest or most popular video related to that subject.

YouTube Instant quickly went viral on Hacker News, Twitter and the blogosphere. It also happened to catch the attention of Chad Hurley, the co-founder and CEO of YouTube. In fact, he was so impressed that he offered Aboukhadijeh a job.

It started with a tweet from Hurley to Aboukhadijeh:

Aboukhadijeh was quick to respond, asking whether it was a legitimate job offer:

Hurley then made it clear that he’s serious:

We can only imagine the back-and-forth DM conversations the two have had since. The moral of the story is this, though: if you build something cool, people will take notice. You could even get a job out or some funding out of it — who knows?

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