How to view YouTube videos from people near you

Ever wonder what the people around you are recording and uploading to YouTube? Here's a simple way to find out.

Nicole Cozma
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You've probably seen people take videos of street performers or their dog doing funny tricks at the park, but how can you find videos like these later? Aside from hoping that the person who took the video added all the appropriate tags and other information to make finding it easy, why not use a tool that does the work for you? A developer at labnol.org has created a simple and useful Web site that will allow you to view videos based on a two-mile radius of a chosen geographical location. Here's how to find the videos:

Steps 1 and 2. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 1: Head to YouTube Videos Near Me.

Step 2: Drag the map marker to the desired location. Your search will be performed in a two-mile radius.

Videos within the two-mile radius. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Check out the list of videos that loads for the location.

If you're curious how the site works:

It uses the Google Maps API, Google Feeds API, YouTube Data API and Google's Location API to find the geotagged videos near your location. Also, since people can associate any location with a video (you can say that you video was shot at the White House while the actual location is your bedroom), the tool may sometimes return junk results.

This site makes discovering videos from a specified geographical area easy and quick.

(Via Digital Inspiration)