That last one, the price of online storage, has been revolutionary - without it, companies like YouTube and Google video would not be able to host videos from millions of users without charging them a cent. Note: Google video hosts longer videos than YouTube which has 10 minute cap. The (relative) ease of creating video, uploading it to the web, and storing it in an easy-to-access environment is starting to impact the way our society gets its news. Think about it - anyone with a digital camera can capture a news event on their mobile phone video camera and save it to an online video account. Anyone remember the recent Australian election when both the government and opposition used YouTube video clips?
All YouTube videos offer code that allow you to embed a video (it doesn't have to be yours - you can embed any video you find on YouTube) on your website or blog. Look below where I've embedded an outstanding video on Web 2.0 - click on the play icon to start it up, press pause to make it stop.
ContentNow, please understand that it's not just serious stuff - reporting, politics, web 2.0. There's thousands and thousands of fun, even useless, videos on YouTube for your watching pleasure.
Discover: Try searching these examples in YouTube AND Google video:
- “Liverpool plains”
Explore: How about showcasing oral histories, library building projects, staff orientations, guides to using library services, book reviews or exhibitions? There are many opportunities to use video out there.
Blog about your discoveries in both YouTube and Google video [hint try searching Mosman Library]. What possibilities can you think of for your organisation?
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Adventure: Find a YouTube video you like and embed it in your blog.
That's it for this week, thanks for reading and doing.
Next up – tagging and folksonomies!