YouTube is a website where people can watch, upload and share videos. There are YouTube videos about cats, science experiments and playing guitar. Some videos are cartoons, some are music videos and some are of people talking. These are called video logs or vlogs. Videos that become very popular are sometimes called memes. When many people share a video, that video has gone viral.
How can I use YouTube?
You can get to YouTube by doing a Google search (see Module 2: Searching) and clicking on “Videos.” You can also go to www.youtube.com and search there.
When you find a video you like, you can copy URL from the address bar at the top of the page and email it to a friend, or you can click on “Share” underneath the video. Here’s a video that will show you how:
Now it’s your turn!Activity #1: Search for Videos