Thing 21: Discover YouTube and a few other sites that allow users to upload and share videos.

OMG teh YouTubez! It is amazing. This is probably what Andy Warhol meant when he said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

You have vloggers that share their daily lives, video clips, tutorials, reviews…everything! It is as if the whole world was just put into a blender and out came commentary that can not only be scathing and immature and endearing along with bits of people’s lives.

Heights Library has its own YouTube channel where we’ve posted some videos. We’re definitely going to post more in the future. Programs, tutorials, things that we would like to share with the community through the format of video.

I also love Hulu. I can watch shows, movies, etc. If I don’t want to deal with BitTorrent, Hulu is a great alternative. No seeds to worry about…just streaming which can be wonky with a slow connection.

There’s also videos through the Internet Archive. Things like old government documentaries and propaganda. I’ve used a lot of the stuff on there for my radio show that I do with others, Press the Button.

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