The one thing YouTube is missing is a simple feature that most audio players/podcast players have today: a fast-forward and rewind button. Yes, you can scrub through, but it’s inexact and tricky. Give me a 10 second rewind button and a 30 second fast-forward button and I’d be happy.
While you’re over there, check out these recent videos:
Dave Brubeck improvises on a well-known Russian ditty. And then a violinist joins him out of nowhere and the whole thing gets cooler. Many years later, that violinist talks about it in the YouTube comments thread.
Alicia Keys sings the Gummi Bears them song. With a straight face. She almost breaks at the 2:30 mark, but she holds it together. Awesome.
Kottke finds the mesmerizing 13 minute video of Russian cars crashing. Then he goes a step further and discovers why Russians have dashboard cameras so often.