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WebVideo

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Web Video and YouTube

 

 

The popularity of online video hosting sites, which allow users to easily upload and share videos on the Web, has exploded. Among all the Web 2.0 players in this area, YouTube is currently top dog, serving up millions of videos a day and allowing users not only to upload their own video content easily, but also embed clips into their own sites easily. Erin and Terzah did just that for this wiki with a homemade BPL 2.0 video. Here it is!

 

 

Do some searching around YouTube yourself and see what the site has to offer. You'll find everything from 1970s TV commercials and 1980s music videos to library dominos and howling greyhounds.  Of course, like any free site, you’ll 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

 

  1. Explore YouTube and 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 Web sites? HINT: If you need some ideas, click here to watch how one public library uses Web video!
  3. OPTIONAL: Try placing the video you found inside your blog by copying and pasting the code in the "Embed" box into your blog entry (this box is to the right of the video screen in YouTube). 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.  Don't try this on dial-up or during a busy Internet time.

 

Tracking Your Progress

 

You're now done with BPL 2.0 part six!  Now send your email to beckert@bouldercolorado.gov with the URL for the permanent link to your blog post about your work on this lesson to get credit for your work. 

 

 

 

 

 

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