Test Drive #6 looked at the rise of online videos. This is in part due to increasing improvements in technology and the decreasing costs of the tools needed. This has led to a massive rise in creating content, uploading content, and being able to freely share it. My 9 yr old has asked for a digital video camera for christmas so she can start making movies...... Youtube has made it very easy to upload and share content, and I know our whole family uses it when looking for 'how to' information.
I like how libraries are using Youtube to share staff training, new programs and resources, how to guides, promotion and marketing and talking about the future of libraries. I have uploaded some of the school holiday programs run by our Young People's team.
I have also used Vimeo to host a couple of digital photo stories that I have created about our library.
I have chosen to embed this clip from Youtube as it is sort of an in family joke in our house. Both my husband and son game, and WOW terminology features heavily in their conversations. Heard repeatedly:
Me: That's it! Get off that computer now or I am going to....
Husband or son: I've just got to log off somewhere safe....
My son found these clips on Youtube and they have become family favourites! I especially like the little brother, and in another clip he talks about how he had to visit the local library and use their resources as his mother had banned him from all technology!!