Friday, September 29, 2006

YouTube: social networking by sharing videos and reviews

Kerry Trabinger recently started a discussion around the
use of YouTube for sharing digital stories and videos.

The discussion began with an excerpt from the YouTube

'YouTube is a place for people to engage in new ways with
video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos.

YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing
service, and has grown into an entertainment destination
with people watching more than 70 million videos on the
site daily.

With YouTube, people can:

* Upload, tag and share videos worldwide
* Browse millions of original videos uploaded by
community members
* Find, join and create video groups to connect
with people who have similar interests
* Customize the experience by subscribing to member
videos, saving favorites, and creating playlists
* Integrate YouTube videos on websites using video
embeds or APIs
* Make videos public or private—users can elect to
broadcast their videos publicly or share them
privately with friends and family upon upload

YouTube is building a community that is highly motivated to
watch and share videos. The service is free for everyone'.

(Note: over 40% of YouTube videos are watched via MySpace)

You can view and join in the network discussion here:


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