A couple weeks ago, xkcd ran this funny comic:
Randall Monroe, the creator of xkcd, suggested that if YouTube commenters had to listen to their comments read back to them aloud, it might lead to better discussion on YouTube. Some Googlers thought that was a pretty fun suggestion, so they did it. YouTube now has an audio preview so you can listen to your comment before you post it. I love that Google had the sense of humor to add this feature.
Hat-tip to Fitz for pointing this out.
Completely unrelated other than it’s a cool piece of software on the web: Yahoo is revamping their web calendar software. It’s based on the Zimbra technology that Yahoo acquired last year. It looks like it can do several fun things (e.g. handling invites and to-do lists), but mostly I like it because it sounds like the new version supports open standards and can interoperate with other popular services like Google and Apple. Go Yahoo!