"Geo Search Tool" is a nifty website that lets you see what your neighbors are uploading to YouTube. The site allows you to search YouTube videos using location. You simply choose a radius and an intersection or address, and the site returns videos that fit those parameters.
I decided to look around my hometown of Oakland, California, and see what videos popped up. True to form, I found an idiosyncratic mix of solar panel ads, guys doing wheelies in traffic, music performances, and an interview with a teen competitive fencer.
Here is what a search looked like with a radius of one kilometer set:
And here's that wheelie:Business Insider
The site was developed as a simple model for how news organizations could use Google's APIs to help find videos from citizen journalists. But it's pretty fun to just get a sense of what kind of videos people are making in your neighborhood or city.
This site lets you see what your neighbors are uploading to YouTube
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