We guess it was only a matter of time. The first interactive YouTube videos are here. By using annotation tools, much like the “notes” in flickr, you can give some click-and-activate actions to your YouTube videos. There are a lot of things that can be done with them, for example this interactive card trick.
There are a lot of things you can do with this. Expect some humorous “choose your own adventure”-style video series coming, soap operas your way, and even more handy how-tos.
Check it out for yourself to see how it works. Start with the trick, it just takes a minute. That should give you an idea of how this technology works. If not, there’s this example video that should fill in the rest.
We know, you’re wondering how the trick works? I’ll explain after the jump.
Wow! That was amazing! How did he know to remove the card you picked!?
Do it again. Pick your card, but keep a second card on the screen in mind. Now, at the end, you’ll notice your second card isn’t there either. See, none of the cards the scary metrosexual shows you at the beginning are in the end. Thus, no matter which card you pick, it’s amazing! OMGZ! Lame.