This Video Has $viewcount Views

Tom Scott has uploaded a video to YouTube whose title reflects the number of views the video has.

The title of this video should change with the times. But nothing lasts forever: here’s the story of how I made it work, why it used to be easier to make that work, and how it all ties in to the White Cliffs of Dover and the end of the universe.

Extra points for giving me a trip down to memory lane just by mentioning the term “Web 2.0” by name

🤓 Tom has actually done this kind of thing before in his video on why Denmark is a few milliseconds behind the world: that video’s title is constantly updated to accurately represent the current time-difference in Denmark.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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