October 26, 2006

24. Explore Online Video

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 (source - Reuters) and allowing users to not only easily upload their own video content, but also easily embed clips into their own sites.

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. 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 to offer. :)

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? Can you see any features or componets 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.




Here’s a video (created by PLCMC's Web Services) that shows off ImaginOn’s Express Check.


Other popular video hosting sites:

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

2 comments:

Age is only a # said...

The '60 Video now shows this message:
This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.

Bald&Beautiful said...

Ok, Got my YouTube on. I have been on the site many times and love to just pick stuff at random to watch.
I know if I'm in a scocial mood I could add to the lot but this last winter while I was out getting some snow footage I sliped on the ice and sent my video cam about twenty feet in the air and then back down to it's death. Win some ya lose some, story of my life. Look me up if you want. It's dullsville right now.