YouTube – Broadcast Yourself
Founded in February 2005, by early commerce pioneers of PayPal, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. Prior to YouTube, there was no easy way for individuals to share video on the Web. Dealing with hundreds of multimedia formats, massive file sizes and difficult uploading methods made sharing personal video clips on the Web a daunting task for even the most tech savvy individual. With its revolutionary technology, YouTube has given people the ability to easily, upload, tag and share video clips through youtube.com, across the Internet and through email as well as to create their own personal video network. With over 6 million videos served up daily, hundreds of thousands of active members, and investment support from Sequoia Capital, YouTube is set to become the Internet’s premier video service. What is YouTube? YouTube is the way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. With YouTube you can: a) Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide, b) Browse through thousands of original videos uploaded by our member community, c) Get video codes to embed videos on any website, d) Securely and privately show your videos to friends and family, e) Find, join and create video groups to connect with people who have similar interests, f) Organize your favorite videos into Playlists, g) Subscribe to videos from your favorite users and tags, and h) Integrate YouTube with your application or website with our suite of developer APIs. YouTube is completely, 100% free. Absolutely no strings attached. YouTube is a young, dynamic, evolving company constantly striving to provide their users with the absolute best online video service imaginable. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.