Week 9: YouTube

Wikipedia's explanation on YouTube

In this exercise we will be having a look at the video hosting site YouTube, we have been using this site through out the Learning 2.0 programme so you should be familiar with the site. YouTube is currently the most popular site to allow users not only to upload their own video content easily, but also embed clips into their own sites easily.

Do some searching around YouTube yourself and see what the site has to offer. You'll find everything from Web 2.0 to the Revolution of dance to Mr Bean's revolution of dancing. Of course, like any free site you’ll also find a lot stuff not worth watching too. But that does not mean you shouldn't explore and see for yourself what the site has too offer.

Also, here is a library related video!

Discovery Exercise:
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?
3.Can you see any features or components of the site that might be interesting if they were applied to library websites?
4.Try placing the video inside your blog using the copy and paste code for the "Embeddable Player.” Note: you'll need to use Blogger's Edit HTML tab when pasting this code.


Other popular video hosting sites:
Yahoo Videos
Google videos
Others - top video site list

1 comment:

  1. I've incorporated a few Youtube videos into my blog. It's very easy and very effective. Having got used to that I assumed that I could do the same with, for example, an RTE clip from the RTE website, but it wasn't possible. How quickly we raise our expectations!


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