January 26, 2005
Google Video Search
This is brilliant — Google now lets you “search video.” You’re actually searching the closed captioning text of a variety of mostly network programming and CSPAN. (This might actually make CSPAN useful.) In theory you can set a preference to show results relevant to your geographic area based on zip code, but it didn’t really work for me.
The search results show your keywords in context and link to a Google page with each instance of your keywords within the program in a paragraph of context and next to a thumbnail video still from that point in the show.
Pretty cool, but some of it is a waste of resources.