Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 31, 2012

True/False Friday: The new hot thing on YouTube is ancient.



londonphonebooth 201x300 True/False Friday: The new hot thing on YouTube is ancient. %pageThe new hot thing on YouTube is the Olympic Games! The 2012 Olympics have been dubbed the “Socialympics” for the extensive use of social media platforms to augment the viewer’s experience. […]

Tip Tuesday: YouTube makes it easy to embed a video into a blog post or other html file.


Embedding videos can really make a text document dynamic. With an embedded video, you realize all the gee-whiz factors of video without taking your audience out of the window where you got their attention in the first place. An embedded video is an intrinsic part of a larger piece, and YouTube makes it easy. Here’s […]

True/False Friday: In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, there’s no hope for video longevity.



We got to thinking about the issue of a video’s shelf life when we read in the Washington Post that YouTube is a key source of news. Pew Research Center published a new report that documents the trend. One of the report’s findings is that people continue […]

True/False Friday: Google plus is an utter disappointment.



Google plus hasn’t displaced Facebook, but it may actually be useful for your next videoconference. The Hangout feature is an easy and highly accessible way to videoconference. Don’t let the casual-sounding name fool you—it has the potential to be an invaluable professional tool. If it’s good enough for the White House, it’s probably good enough for […]