Contents What is YouTube? The history of YouTube What made YouTube so popular? The stages of YouTube popularity What are the advantages and the benefits of YouTube? How can we use YouTube? The disadvantages of YouTube Programs that are similar to YouTube Facts about YouTube Conclusion References
What is YouTube? YouTube is an online public communications site where videos are shared. Users can create their own accounts where they can upload, view, share videos and comment on them.
The History of YouTube YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005 who were all employees of Paypal YouTube began life as a video dating site The first video on YouTube has received over 4.8 million views
What made YouTube sopopular? The huge number of viewers. Videos of all areas Easy to use No need to create an account to view the videos
What are the benefits ofYouTube? Its free It used as a tool to teach high level mathematics Potentially different Content is powerful Local and national audience Videos are world wide Great marketing tool ( for example if you have products or a business and you would like to broadcast yourself ) Useful for educational purposes Videos can be downloaded ( using other website )
How can we use YouTube? Jing link YouTube linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlCQrS http://www.screencast.com/t/bXWxSYeIjVMzfM
The disadvantages of YouTube • Content can be 18+ and is accessible by all ages. • People can effect others in a negative way through videos ( abusive users) • Content can be weak and people can refer to them
Programs that are similar toYouTube http://video.yahoo.com ( no Arabic videos) http://video.web.de/ ( no Arabic content ) http://www.dailymotion.com not as strong as YouTube includes Arabic content.
Facts about YouTube The longest Video ever on YouTube is 48 hours (2 days!) It generates an estimated 92 billion page views each month. Together, we spend 2.9 billion hours on YouTube in a month. That’s 326,294 years. YouTube is localized in 25 countries across 43 languages YouTube’s demographic is broad: 18-54 years old Millions of videos are considered favorites every day YouTube has 490 million users worldwide
Conclusion In my point of view, YouTube is one of the best sites to use for all kinds of purposes. It is the second Google. Any information that crosses our mind we can find the answers either on the web of Google or in the videos of YouTube. The advantages that YouTube holds are much more than the disadvantages therefore YouTube is a reliable website. I wanted to bring this topic in order to give the girls an idea of using YouTube as a place to upload videos and presentations created by Zu students. It will be a nice idea to have a YouTube icon on the Zu website where students can click on the icon and find videos