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I see a new logo with CA at youtube.com. Does anyone know what it means?

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That is due to you accessing the Canadian locale of the site.

If you go to http://www.youtube.ca you'll be redirected to http://www.youtube.com/?gl=CA with the CA in the logo.

If you accidentally got to that version you can just visit http://www.youtube.com/?gl=US and it will give you the US version.

The two letters signify the two-character country code for countries. A complete listing can be found here

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I must have accidentally visited an Canadian link to Youtube, which caused my Country setting to change. I'm not from Canada. I just overlooked Country at the bottom of page. :) Thanks for clarifying. I was thinking that Youtube just started to propagate home state California.. :) –  week Dec 13 '12 at 17:09
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Yes, it's a locale identifier. I'm in the US at the moment but usually live in Belgium. If I am logged into my Google account and visit YouTube.com I see "BE", but if I'm using an anonymous profile I see the US version.

When I am logged in, adding a new locale in the query string has no effect, I remain on the BE branded site.

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