YouTube’s geotargeting beyond sucks

November 6, 2008 — 7 Comments

So I was trying to view a post on the YouTube blog tonight here. Simple exercise you might thing, but YouTube has decided that any time I visit it, on ANY browser (so it’s not cookie related), I should be redirected to YouTube Australia. No major deal with video content, given the swap out is just “au” instead of “www” in the URL. But here’s the REALLY dumb thing. When I try to visit the official YouTube blog, it redirects to the “official YouTube Australia blog” which doesn’t show the same content as the US site, so the URL comes up a COMPLETE BLANK. The only way I could view the post is via a proxy.

Georetardation is bad enough, but this is even more beyond a joke. Youtbe FAIL.