YouTube is a video sharing site where anyone can become a broadcaster. To get started with YouTube all you need to do is create a video with a video camera, camera, mobile phone or other recording device. Then sign up for an account and upload it. YouTube accepts video in a wide range of formats making the process rather painless. Once uploaded you can add the video to a channel, edit the description, and tag it with keywords so anyone with access to the site can watch it. Members can also comment on videos and share them on a variety of social networking sites. For publishers, YouTube is an easy way to get their content in front of a huge worldwide audience, so it’s no surprise that many mainstream content providers use YouTube to broadcast their programs even further.
For viewers, YouTube also has a lot of advantages. You can search for videos in different categories, view them, rate them, comment on them or publish them on your blog. It’s an easy way to find relevant and interactive blog content. The site has a strong social component, too, so you can make connections with others who share your tastes or who are broadcasting in the same channel. Video publishing and viewing doesn’t get much easier than this.
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