The service which can be seen at http://feross.net/instant/ works pretty well and has apparently impressed the YouTube CEO who offered the Stanford student a job with YouTube. The entire conversation happened on Twitter and goes like this.
@Chad_Hurley, the YouTube CEO first tweeted:
To which Feross replied:
Hey @Chad_Hurley. Glad you liked YouTube Instant! Is that a for-real job offer? ;)
This prompted another reply from Chad, which read:
@FreeTheFeross Are you ready to leave school? :) I’ll send you a DM.
There was no response from Feross after this, however, it looks like they took their conversation private to direct messaging. This is definitely an interesting incident on how Twitter or social media can be used to spot talent and make job offers. So who is on the hiring list next?