Why These Tools?
- aggregations of everything
- accounted and anonymous
- corporate vs. nonprofit
- owned vs. community
- nature of media- video is very different from text/images
- organic vs. planned
- nature of visits: duration, objectives,
Yeah, but why these?
This could be a discussion about any aggregation - at it's purest level a search engine is just an aggregator - but these tools have put more in one place than anywhere else- an except might be flickr for images (ranked 35th in world)
In simplest form, a user-built encyclopedia of the world, for the world.
- Jimmy Wales & Larry Sanger - started as Nupedia- little progress - wiki introduced as separate product in early 1991 - now 10 years old!
- Wales' objectives: "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. "
- Wiki ("quick) + Encyclopedia = Wikipedia - idea came from
- Very quickly surpassed predecessor, and jumped to 20k articles.
- Now part of non-profit wikimedia foundation, which also includes
- The numbers are pretty remarkable
- Well into top-ten most visited sites in world
- wiki markup
- Ten things you may not know about Wikipedia
(see also Vimeo, TeacherTube, etc...)
In Simplest form, and aggregator of all the video content anybody cares to share
- first videos on computer? Then on web? Then on youtube: at zoo (2005)
- Mechanics - lots of big server farms - now owned by google
- Funding - started out with investors, bought by google for > $1.6 B, ad-driven model
- 2011 site was receiving more than three billion views per day.
- 30 percent of videos accounted for 99 percent of views
- Webcams - Microsoft Lifecam Cinema or Studio ~ $70
- Point and click cameras
- Video cameras
- Tripod, Snake arm, lamp stand
- fancy mics, cheap mics
- Yawcam - free easy video monitor
- Jing & Camtasia (free and not, from Techsmith)
- Windows Media Encoder
- Many others
Using YouTube to make tutorial videos:
Holy Grail - one video stream that includes:
- Head & Shoulders shot
- Audio thruout
- Capture of the desktop
- Capture of a drawing surface
- digital drawing
- Capture of physical desk surface (doccam)
- Install two webcams
- one facing you (the presenter)
- one pointing down at the desk
- Install Yawcam
- Copy executable, so you can run two at the same time
- Launch both copies of yawcam and pic each camera
- Open drawing application on computer, or put drawing surface on desk surface (i.e. whiteboard or notebook
- Open PowerPoint, or whatever applications you are demonstrating
- Run capture software (i.e. Jing or Screencastomatic).
- Record, and use Alt-tab to go between applications.
Mike Wesch's Anthropological Introduction to Youtube
Samples/Examples of things I've used:
Science experiments/demonstrations My kids did for me
- - milk and food coloring
- - liquid ice becoming solid
- - flying flaming tea bag
- - egg in a jar
Samples/Examples of things checked things in wikipedia:
- Products - Predator drone
- Companies - Tata? Cars and trucks?
- People - richest man in world is Mexican/Lebanese
- Actors & Movies - Monsters - shoestring budget alien movie made for $800,000interesting love story
- Techniques - meditation
- Methodologies - MVC in software development
- Events - Patria Disaster
- Conflicts - Israeli/Palestinian Wall/Fence