Let it go, from the Disney movie Frozen sung by Idina Menzel, is one of the most viewed videos worldwide. It is being watched 5 to 10 times per family household. Also, it is being played multiple times per day in a Pediatric clinic’s waiting area. It was interpreted in different languages, performed by lots of singers, and parodied by “wanna be singers” for fun. Thank you to You Tube for showing this amazing and beautiful video or I should say “viralizing” this video. Of course, people have lots of choices nowadays to showcase their videos including Vimeo, Facebook, and others but You Tube is still the favorite of many people.
What are the top five reasons why YouTube is still the best media to showcase your video or video blog? (5 things I learned from video-blogging using You Tube)
First, it is free for everybody.
You don’t need to pay in order to upgrade the quality of your video. If you upload a video to You Tube, you have some options to improve the quality of your video. Who wants to pay for a social media anyway?
Second, YouTube is not very choosy on the length of your video unlike Facebook or Vimeo.
You can upload in You Tube a 10 seconds clip, a one-hour video, and even three-hour movies, concerts, and performances (of course, you also need to deal with copyrights agreements as other companies does). You Tube is also a friendly user media for bloggers.
Third, it is so informative and caters on all aspect of our lives whether it’s music, education, health, culinary, current events, blogs, and many more.
Some examples are mentioned. For music lovers, tutorials on strings and pianos, You Tube has excellent videos especially for starter or novice. For me, I took statistics three years ago in a local city college (in-campus) before embarking to UC Berkeley OOMPH. I found the video tutorials on statistics really helpful. At least it helped me a little dealing with Dr. Maureen Lahiff. For this class, you can also watch the videos on “How to make a blog”. For health and science enthusiast, you can watch a series of lectures about DNA, genetics, microbiology and others. You Tube has videos/blogs for everybody.
Fourth, people are free to express themselves.
Minus the rudeness, obnoxiousness, and vulgarity of some You Tube users, it is still a good platform/media to practice freedom of speech.
And lastly, if you want your video to be “viralized” and became vital at least for a moment, You Tube is one of the best routes to do it.
With these reasons, you don’t let You Tube go away. YOU TUBE does not bother us anyway.