Unless you have been trapped in a cave for the past few years YouTube is the video sharing site that was created back in 2005 and is currently the leader in watching and sharing online videos.
As time passed YouTube has been gradually adding features to the website, one of the more recent ones and my personal favorite is the YouTube Comment Search.
The reason this feature is one of my favorites is because very often a gem would be found in the comments that would put a smile on my face.
Take note The YouTube Comment Search is still not fully fleshed out and is still a work progress. When the page is first loaded there will only be 5 page of results. The results will be listed from highest rated comment to lowest rated comment. Clicking any of the comments will open the video page that the comment was made on, showing the video, the comment that lead you there and other top comments.
The initial pool of comments listed will be random and changes every few hours. This means that when a search term is entered, for example “apple” the feature will only search in the pool of results at that time. This means that if you were to search the term ” apples” today then searched “apple” tomorrow the results will not be the exact same.
The search query is also set to Exact meaning that searching “apple” will not show results for “apples”. Another characteristic of the search results is that if the comment is too long, the content will cut off at a certain point and the only way to see the full comment is to click the comment and go to the video page.
If there is more than 5 pages of results, only the first 5 pages will be shown. However this can be bypassed by making a change in the URL.
For example this is the URL of a page 5 result for the search term “IS” http://www.youtube.com/comment_search?q=is&video=&ld=1&comment_only=1&hl=en&reply=&so=pagerank&username=&page=5.
Changing the end of URL from page=5 to page=6, page=7, etc will display result pages beyond 5 pages. This will only work up to a extent however. If the actually results for the search is 50 pages. Entering page=51 will reset the search results and direct you back to page 1.
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