Monday, December 8, 2008

# 20 You Too Can 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 at the top having recently reached a billion views per day by allowing 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 absolutely everything there including some library types who appear to have a lot of free time: 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 too offer. :)

Discovery Exercise:

Explore YouTube & find a video worth adding as an entry in your blog.

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 a video inside your blog. After you've found a video in YouTube you want to place in your blog, copy the code from the "embed" field on the right of the video into a new blog post.


Yahoo Videos

Google videos

NOTE: Videos, like music downloads, are bandwidth hogs. It is recommended that you complete this exercise during light internet usage times. Remember to pause the video until it completely loads and then click on play.



34 comments:

Greg said...

Library Tour.
http://gregs23.blogspot.com/2008/12/discovery-exercise-19_08.html

Lucky7 said...

http://thisandthat-lucky7.blogspot.com/exercise #20

I viewed "Miss Teen South Carolina response 2007", this is one reason why people should use the library to gather information, at least she would have had a fighting chance of answering correctly. Here's the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/v/RQc6oBCuDXk&hl=en&fs=1">

I'm not sure all of that info is needed but it's from the "embed" field so I copied it as directed by the lesson.

CurtB CBeadell@coj.net said...

I embedded a video at http://jaxscots.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-remember-different-version-of-library.html
This is useful since the library does not always have the DVDs I need.

Katie said...

My first time in You Tube. I added a video to my blog.
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5481886670872393179&postID=3591293868190095324

NicoleS said...

Video embedded - check it out it's a hoot! http://nicolesblogjpl.blogspot.com

Jackie_Smith said...

http://jackiesmith86.blogspot.com/2008/12/20.html

CALwishart said...

Always a fun way to spend some time.

learner said...

A fascinating site. Here's the link to my blog post: http://reflections-learner-learner.blogspot.com/2008/12/discovery-exercise-20-you-too-can.html

Sig said...

Such much time could be wasted on that site, but you atleast get a laugh!

http://jpl-part-timer.blogspot.com/2008/12/youtube-fun-jpl-20-20.html

loveX6 said...

http://sixofhearts-lovex6.blogspot.com/2008/12/20-you-too-can-youtube.html

This was fun!!!!! Now I know how to embed a video in my blogs.

CornerDemon said...

I felt so awesome being able to post a video into my blog. That was the probably one of the best moments of this whole training. Becoming a YouTuber...
http://cornerdemon.blogspot.com/2008/12/youtube-blog.html

arnettag@coj.net said...

#20 You Too Can You Tube. I am from Gen X so I am extremely familiar with You Tube. The entire 80s are on the internet, for better and for worse. I added some You Tube footage of Harvard's main library.

Ed Lein said...

All right, Mr. DeMille...

Sharon Jaskula said...

Laughing babies can be seen at my post:
http://jaskulajourney.blogspot.com/2008/12/20-you-tube.html

Roderick Williams said...

Here is my YouTube experience post. roddyk.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/cesare-talks-about-first-meeting-senghor

Karren said...

kdeas (kdeas@coj.net)

Lesson #20 Youtube:

http://kadsblogger.blogspot.com/2008/12/lesson-20-you-tube.html

Maggie said...

Maggie mgloag@coj.net

Loads of videos! If you want to learn how to make Irish scones, check my blog.

Maggie said...

Maggie mgloag@coj.net

So I forgot to give the address of my blog.

http://meanderswithmaggie.blogspot.com

Justin said...

I've used YouTube plenty of times. I actually posted my own videos last week. I'll be adding more soon.

jackie said...

jcurry (curryj@coj.net)

http://butterflies-jackie.blogspot.com/2008/12/you-tube.html

jaxcat said...

http://jaxcat.blogspot.com/2008/12/youtube.html
My youtube clip at :http://jaxcat.blogspot.com/2008/12/beauty-of-mantis.html

Jason said...

#20: My Youtube Clip!

Don C. said...

I posted a blog with future former-President Bush dodging shoes matrix style. Give it a click!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_GyflwRCes

Almost done!

Carrie said...

Engineers!

Feather on the Path said...

#20

http://featheronthepath.blogspot.com/2008/12/podcasts-video-downloadable-audio.html

Which way to the Ichetucknee?

sarthurgeiger said...

To see my YouTube clip please see:
http://sarthurgeiger.blogspot.com/2008/12/20-you-too-can-youtube.html

raechel said...

http://pluto-raechel.blogspot.com/2009/01/thing-20.html

jn said...

http://wishlifewasamusical.blogspot.com/2009/01/maybe-life-is-musical.html

brad said...

I like Youtube, the blog is a bit frustrating though...


http://bjaskula.blogspot.com/2009/01/20-you-too-can-youtube.html

Miss Val said...

Found a beautiful clip of an owl in the snow. See the link on my blog:

http://miss-val-the-librarian.blogspot.com/2009/02/exercise-20.html

(For my next trick, I will attempt to *embed* it into my blog.)

Miss Val said...

link to my blog where you can actually *view* my chosen youtube clip:
http://miss-val-the-librarian.blogspot.com/2009/02/barred-owl-in-snow.html

aleonard said...

http://daniellealuminum.blogspot.com/2009/04/lisa-hannigan.html

Terry Welch said...

You can see my blog at
http://terryandrover.blogspot.com/

Not positive that I loaded the clip correctly, but you can access it!

Jill said...

http://lionsleepstonight.blogspot.com/2009/06/ex-20-youtube.html

I think YouTube is mostly for entertainment, although I have found some interesting instructional videos, like how to install a radio in your car or how to play the trombone.