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Seeker: Understanding Widgets: YouTube

YouTube

 

About

YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. Originally created in 2005, YouTube is now one of the most popular sites on the Web, with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month.

YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. It is these educational videos by reputable sources that can be the most beneficial. However, the user must discern what is a reputable source.

Using YouTube

  • Begin a search in Seeker
  • Click on the YouTube logo to expand your search
  • Your results will be related to your search terms
  • You can use the filters at the top of the screen to limit your results