|Spell Casting by smileykt (taken by Caspar the Ghost?)|
YouTube (not just a derogatory Scottish expression)
Video is still the star. YouTube is now the second biggest search engine with 2 billion views per day.
Google, who dominate the search engine world, own YouTube so in that respect they've pretty much got the market sewn up. You've got to admit that if you want your videos to be found, there's a bigger chance of that happening if you stick them on YouTube. It's also easy to share them and embed them on your own website using the code that YouTube will provide you with.
Did you know that Cambridge Uni has its own audio and video site, called the Streaming Media Service? I'd be interested to know if you've heard about it, or if you've placed any media there? Sharing and embedding features are pending...
Number 10 Downing Street has a YouTube channel, so does the Queen and the Whitehouse
and the US Navy...
Have a search for 'University of Cambridge' as a channel. Can you find it? I'll leave you to ponder that one.
End of download. For now...
P.S. 17th August 2010 have just found the Cambridge University Channel YouTube Channel!
It's been there since 2006(!) Why I couldn't find it before, I don't know. They are also now pointing to it on the home page under 'find us on...' which I'm pretty sure they weren't doing until recently. They weren't pointing there in October 2009 anyway (page via Way Back Machine) so this is a step forward. ! 10/10