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YouTube


Released January, 2005

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Easily embed videos into your web page or blog. Huge community of users uploading, commenting, sharing. Useful and free video archive.

The Cons:Annoying stringent copyright rules. Tough to wade through the bad videos. Videos cannot be downloaded in other formats, or downloaded at all.

Express yourself!  That's the tagline of the fastest growing website on the Internet.  YouTube, recently purchased by Google for 1.6 billion dollars, allows any user to upload a video and show it to the world.

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  YouTube embodies Web 2.0 featuring a slick interface, comments, ratings, and social networking.  One of the coolest features that YouTube offers is embedding videos inside of other pages, so you don't have to go to the site itself to show your friends that cool dance move you've perfected.

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Pros
  • 28

    Easily embed videos into your web page or blog

  • 27

    Huge community of users uploading, commenting, sharing

  • 11

    useful and free video archive

  • 6

    HTML5 video now available

  • 4

    Supports 720p and 1080p resolutions

  • 1

    no porn

  • 0

    automatic captioning based on Google Voice (as of March 2010)

  • -6

    Easy to make friends with similar interests

Cons
  • 18

    Annoying stringent copyright rules

  • 18

    Tough to wade through the bad videos

  • 13

    Videos cannot be downloaded in other formats, or downloaded at all

  • 9

    Poor video quality

  • 9

    Sometimes very slow video loading

  • 6

    Frequent attacks by "trolls"

  • 6

    Uses Flash to deliver video by default.

  • -5

    Video player always uses a very small window

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SilenceOmo7
SilenceOmo7: #youtube Where else can you find a video montage of old people flipping off a camera. Genius I say, genius! Oct 25, 06
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Erik
Erik: #youtube Congratulations to the founders! I love to see this kind of thing. They had a great idea, executed well, and the rest is history. Booyah! Oct 19, 06
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