Thing 6 : Video

The statistics from YouTube show that more than 4 billion hours of video are watched each month and in particular, 25% of global YouTube views come from mobile devices.  YouTube is also a popular search engine, particularly for DIY topics.  Of course there are other video apps and tools to consider as well, including Vimeo, Vine, Viddy, Social Cam, Animoto, uStream and more!   In this Thing, we will take a look at some of the ways libraries and library workers can use video for engaging with clients and providing information about services, events and collections to their communities.

A welcome video Greeting for #23mobilethings participants from @janholmquist


You have probably seen some great uses of YouTube for libraries.

But what about something new like Vine ?


Beginners: Record a video on your mobile device and upload a YouTube video

  • you will need to create a YouTube account to upload your video
  • you could try using the YouTube Capture by Google app if you are using iOS or download the Vine app or use any other video platform

More experienced: Challenge yourself to create a video using Vine (using #23mobilethings when you share it), Animoto  (iOS and Android apps available) or Xtranormal 


6 Comments on “Thing 6 : Video

  1. Yes, we have two video channels (YouTube and Vimeo). We upload events, tutorials, booktalking, and even a silly dance video! I’d really like to use Vine, but since it’s still unavailable for Android…

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