Overview http://www.youtube.com/ Basically what the site does is it takes your video and exposes it to millions of people. This of course is only if your video is popular. If it is not popular you are unlikely to get many views.
Menu Slide 1: Who created the site and backround. Slide 2: Purpose of the site Slide 3: Content allowed on the site Slide 4: Uses for the site. Slide 5: Why the site is a web 2.0 tool Slide 6: Similar Sites Slide 7: What Research says about the tool Slide 8: Positives and negatives about the tool
Who Created YouTube was created by 3 former paypal employees. They were Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. It was created in February of 2005. The website was designed originally at the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania.
Purpose of The purpose of YouTube is to share your video throughout the world. Without the community Youtube would be nothing, and wouldnt exist. The purpose is to show your video to the rest of the world, and you can also watch and subscribe to others videos around the world.
Content on The content that is on YouTube is strictly video. You can not upload anything other than video. So documents, powerpoints unless they are in a video format are not allowed. The content from the website comes from us, or the entire world.
Uses for There are many uses for Youtube. At home you can use it to upload vlogs, or look up a how-to video. For a business you can share videos, with people around the world or other businesses that you are working with. At school you can show your class work to other students and the rest of the world. You can also use it as a learning device, because there are many tutorials
Why is a 2.0 tool Youtube is a web 2.0 tool, because it allows users to upload their own content. It allows them to share it with the entire world and helps in the development in the world wide web. Web 2.0 sites allow users to collaborate and share, and Youtube clearly shows its ability in allowing you to do this.
Similar Sites Some similar sites to youtube are: http://www.vimeo.com/ http://www.metacafe.com/ http://www.blip.tv/ and there are many more sites that are similar to youtube
Reviews There are many reviews and most of them talk about youtube being a good site. The website some say should be more for older viewers. They say that the age group should be 15 or older and is very &quot;iffy&quot; for ages 13 and 14.
Positive and Negatives Some of the positives of YouTube are: -Educational Value - Ability to display user created content Some of the Negatives are: - Violence -Drugs - The community