You should probably start by watching this video.

At the very last seconds of the video (~13:28), a mysterious "code" appears briefly. 📭🔸♋️♦️♍️♒️✍🏼💠 video code screenshot

Transcription: 📭🔸♋️♦️♍️♒️✍🏼💠

Obviously, I am wondering the meaning of these symbols, but I am curious to see if anyone discovers other hidden secrets throughout the video.


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The symbols used are very familiar to anyone who's fooled around with Windows and Microsoft Word.

If you look at the Wingdings type face in Windows, you'll recognize those symbols.
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Using the Character Map application, take the hexadecimal codes of each of those symbols to arrive at the following hex sequence: 2f 77 61 74 63 68 3f 76

Convert those hex codes to ASCII to arrive at: /watch?v

This is part of the string used in a YouTube video URL, which is followed by a unique alphanumeric identifier for the video. However, there doesn't appear to be any specific indication of what the identifier is, in this case.

Note 1: I've chosen the symbol of a postbox with the flag down and its door open, since the pictured image in the question doesn't appear to have it's door closed (else it would be blue, and show a notch/handle).

Note 2: Upon a discussion in the comments with Christoph and Carl Löndahl, it has emerged that the first diamond (with square proportions) is the small one with a hex code of 77 (equivalent to the letter w), and not the large one with a hex code 75 (equivalent to u). I've updated the answer to reflect the same, the earlier (partly incorrect) answer can be viewed via the revision history (that earlier answer assumed the reference was to a YouTube user named uatch).

Note 3: Carl Löndahl has also pointed out via a comment that the sub-reddit titled WhoIsHTB is following this wider question of HTB.

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    $\begingroup$ Wondering if the smaller diamond is the one to choose. The resulting string fits a bit better in my opinion, albeit the final url does lead nowhere. Maybe there's more in the video. $\endgroup$
    – Christoph
    Mar 25, 2018 at 12:50
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    $\begingroup$ Are you sure it is not just /watch?v? If so, I would guess this is a hint to look for something which gives the rest of the link. Maybe it has not been released yet? $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2018 at 12:52
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    $\begingroup$ If you type in /watch?v here lingojam.com/WingdingsTranslator, you get the wingdings in the image. $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2018 at 12:57
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    $\begingroup$ Oh, there is even a subreddit for this reddit.com/r/WhoIsHTB $\endgroup$ Mar 25, 2018 at 13:00
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    $\begingroup$ The reddit seems to have concluded that it means /watch?v $\endgroup$
    – user
    Mar 26, 2018 at 0:40

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