Youtube, it sounds like a train station or something for youths with attitude problems (YOB's)! It sounds like a youth thing! Something that is banned or not really acceptable. However, Youtube is one the most brilliant inventions on the internet. It can be used to watch or upload videos and chat to your friends. It is used in schools, and to learn to knit and play the piano. How has it become a part of our lives and is it all roses???
===HOW IT STARTED===
Youtube was created in February 2005, by three former PayPal workers. It was then bought in November 2006 by Google for $1.65 billion (around £1 billion, then in 2006). It uses Adobe Flash technology to show videos online. The idea was developed at a dinner party at which the three founders attended and were discussing how difficult it was to share videos online. Then three (two of which were computer scientist graduates and the third founder studied design. (So not something to try in your lunch break!)
FINDING THE SITE
Youtube is an easy site to find, it is not the most obvious as it is .com, not .co.uk; however ,this only a small detail. It is first on Google search
and is top on all of the other search
engines as it has millions of viewers daily. It loads, quickly and easily
, and I have never encountered any difficulties in the loading of the site and the navigation to find it. The site is also normally even with small spelling mistakes.
The Youtube site is red and white in colours with a white background, and the red Youtube logo. It looks quite like Google (probably because the site is owned by them), with the large white space colourful logo and minimalistic style. The home page
is litter with videos organised into different categories
, such as "Most Popular", "Being watched now" and "Sponsored Videos
". The site is easy to navigate and has a search bar at the top. It has a logo on the top left hand side and a simple, plain lay-out. It has a large selection of videos from anything from music
to home - made random 5 second long clips. It also has an online community where members sign up to rate videos, make videos, chat to friends and report abuse.
The most common use of Youtube is watching videos and these videos can be used for a million and one different things, here are just some that I know of:Classroom lessons in school: This is really interesting as in my little brother's school they use this site for lessons. It has been banned in non-lesson times but is used in lesson time. Some of the lessons I know of are art where some of the amazing animation videos have been used they have been shown to the class to encourage them with their animation art project. It has also been used to show adverts for English lessons, as part as a persuasive language topic the class has been learning about adverts and the language of advertising and it has been used to show adverts easily and give easy and accessible demonstrations that the pupils can then access if asked to do any homework and are stuck.