Thing 16 – Investigate YouTube

Within the past year online video hosting sites have exploded allowing users to easily to upload and share videos on the web. Among all the web 2.0 players in this area, YouTube is currently top dog serving up over 1 million video views a day and allowing users not only to upload their own video content easily, but also embed clips into their own sites easily. A number of YouTube video clips have been incorporated into our 23 Things program.

Do some searching around YouTube yourself and see what the site has to offer. You’ll find everything from 1970s TV commercials and 60s music videos to library dominos and kids singing about bloopers here. Of course, like any free site you’ll also find a lot stuff not worth watching too. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore and see for yourself what the site has too offer. 🙂

Your Task

  1. Explore YouTube & find a video worth adding as an entry in your blog.
  2. Create a blog post about your experience. What did you like or dislike about the site and why did you choose the video that you did? Can you see any features or components of the site that might be interesting if they were applied to library websites?

Optional: Try placing the video inside your blog using the copy and paste code for the for “Embeddable Player.” Note: you’ll need to use Blogger’s Edit HTML tab when pasting this code.

Other popular video hosting sites:

Note: Videos, like music downloads, are bandwidth hogs. It is recommended that you complete this exercise during light internet usage times.


Credit: Adapted from the PLCMC Thing posted by HeleneB, under a Creative Commons BY-NC license, and from the Swinburne University Thing posted by TRR (task written by Andrea Scott), under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Original content by Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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2 Responses to “Thing 16 – Investigate YouTube”

  1. BIGcol Says:

    YouTube would be my favorite site…

    What I really like is browsing for a song I like then playing all the different versions of the song and by different artist very enjoyable and relaxing.

    I wonder if we could convert our online video tutorial and place them onto YouTube then links on our web pages?

    Only a thought…

    Colin

    Colin

  2. Halogen Cooker Says:

    of the many video clips that i download, i always watch those that are very funny *’:

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