22 December 2011

YouTube’s “let it snow” Easter Egg

If you enjoyed the ‘let it snow’ Easter Egg in search, you should probably check out a similar effect on videos: some have an extra, snowflake-shaped button in the action bar – for the Flash player at least. When you click it, snow starts falling from the top, amassing over time – even after hitting ‘replay’ – at the bottom edge. The virtual snow reacts to your mouse movements, by trying to avoid the cursor, and continues to fall even if you pause the video. As far as I can tell, this Easter Egg appears on recently uploaded videos, like the one linked below. YouTube let it snow

2 comments:

  1. any idea what the javascript argument is to start the snow automatically?

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  2. No, no idea, sorry! I'm not even sure that can be done, since this will almost certainly be a time-limited feature.

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