Friday, August 24, 2007

“Happiness seems made to be shared.” Pierre Corneille

So you checked out Youtube and watched some videos but you wondered how hard it would be to put up your own. Well first let’s talk about why. Now that more and more gadgets can record video you may want to share it with friends and family. The problem is sometimes I receive video through email but I may have trouble opening them without special software. However if I go to Youtube, no matter the type of file, I can watch it without even downloading anything. This means if I take some video of a family reunion and want to share it easily I can. Ok, now that the why has been answered how does one post a video. It really is easy to do. First you must create a login so you can participate in the world of Youtube. Now you can click on the upload button. From here just fill in all the information like what type of video it is and whether it is private or able to be seen by everyone. Also, you can set whether or not people can leave comments. Finally you can browse for the video on your computer and upload it. From there it is up to you to send the link out or you can embed it on a website. This whole thing takes about 5 minutes the first time but makes spreading video just so easy. If you have a video that you want to show off then give this a try.

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