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'''YouTube''' is a website which promotes the sharing of videos via the internet.  The website was the brainchild of three former Pay-Pal employees and was purchased by [[Google]] for an astonishing 1.65 billion dollars in 2006 [1].  Non-registered members have the ability to view a plethora of videos, covering essentially every subject imaginable. Registered members (registration is free) have the ability to upload their own videos and make them available to the public. In this way, amateurs have the ability to gain viewership on a consistent basis with homemade works posted on YouTube. Popular videos range from video blogs to [[machinima]]. The site is also dynamic in that it has a rating system for all its videos as well as the ability to comment publicly.  In this way, YouTube has certain similar functions to [[blogs]] and is fully encapsulated in the idea of the [[Web 2.0]].   
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'''YouTube''' is a website that allows registered users to share an unlimited number of videos on the internet.  YouTube was the brainchild of three former Pay-Pal employees, quickly emerged as a cultural phenomenon, and was purchased by [[Google]] for 1.65 billion dollars in 2006 [1].  Non-registered members may view any public video uploaded to the site, while registered members may upload their own videos and make them available to the public. Because anyone may upload any non-copyrighted, non-obscene video to YouTube, the emergence of the site has encouraged a mass popularization of amateur filmmaking. Many of the most popular videos range from video blogs to sports videos to [[machinima]]. Despite YouTube's explicit policy forbidding copyrighted work, television series, film clips, and music videos often appear on the site.
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Depending on the preferences of the uploader, registered users may rate and comment on most videos.  In this way, YouTube has certain similar functions to [[blogs]] and is fully encapsulated in the idea of the [[Web 2.0]].   
 
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Revision as of 12:24, 21 May 2007

YouTube is a website that allows registered users to share an unlimited number of videos on the internet. YouTube was the brainchild of three former Pay-Pal employees, quickly emerged as a cultural phenomenon, and was purchased by Google for 1.65 billion dollars in 2006 [1]. Non-registered members may view any public video uploaded to the site, while registered members may upload their own videos and make them available to the public. Because anyone may upload any non-copyrighted, non-obscene video to YouTube, the emergence of the site has encouraged a mass popularization of amateur filmmaking. Many of the most popular videos range from video blogs to sports videos to machinima. Despite YouTube's explicit policy forbidding copyrighted work, television series, film clips, and music videos often appear on the site.

Depending on the preferences of the uploader, registered users may rate and comment on most videos. In this way, YouTube has certain similar functions to blogs and is fully encapsulated in the idea of the Web 2.0.


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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtube.com Viewed On 2007-5-13