As part of Google’s ongoing effort to make the web faster, YouTube has just introduced its Video Speed Dashboard. Â This tool was created to give you an insight into what your YouTube speed looks like compared to the YouTube speed of users in other regions with different ISPs. In short the YouTube dashboard could either tell you that your YouTube video speed is either too fast or too slow, like mine.
In measuring the speed by which you stream YouTube video, the Video Speed Dashboard takes into account Â various factors including speed of your Internet connection, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you are using and your distance to the YouTube video servers.
Aside from telling you information about your own video speed, the Dashboard can also list Â down the YouTube speeds of users in your neighborhood who have different ISPs as the one you are using. That way you can decided whether you should ditch your current ISP in favor of your neighbors’ ISPs. Â No, I’m just kidding. Or perhaps I may be true.
Incidentally, the YouTube Video Speed Dashboard measures video speed based on the speed at which YouTube video is received by the browser. The Dashboard then averages this over the previous 30 days you’ve used the same browser during the same period.
So, how fast is your YouTube Video Speed? You may check it out from YouTube Video Speed Dashboard. Hope it’s not as pathetic as my ISP’s 256kbps speed.