Technology.am (Apr. 23, 2009) — After getting success of the YouTube friend activity feed, now Google plans to launch a new feature called YouTube RealTime.
Google said about the new feature allows you and your friends share in the moment what you’re doing with the site. It means it lets people see what their friends are watching, rating, commenting on, etc.
To watch YouTube video, unlike regular TV, it is often a solitary experience with one person and one computer. However, to find out about videos is very much a social phenomenon as URLs spread over e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, and instant messaging.
Though, YouTube is basically trying to combine those two aspects of the YouTube experience into one, creating more of a virtual equivalent of the couch in front of the TV.
This service depends on your choice, so you can invite others to be your friends, and friends can accept or deny the request.