Pinal Dave on Youtube!
Some people might not know it, but YouTube is actually more than a place to watch funny cat videos and people singing their favorite pop songs – it’s actually a social media site. When you are a member of YouTube you can follow people who regularly post videos, post video responses of your own, and even gain a following for your own videos. I myself was not aware of YouTube’s potential until recently, when I started to make SQL Server in Sixty Seconds videos.
YouTube is very different than other types of social media, and a big factor is that anyone can look at videos without being a member. Unlike other social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook, you have to have an account in order to participate. But on YouTube you are even more anonymous. To make and post videos you need an account, but anyone who comes to the site can look at what you’ve made without signing in or leaving any trace of having seen your material. This makes YouTube very anonymous and hard to track.
However, we should not overlook the power of video on the internet. Over the past few months I have been making SQL Server in Sixty Second videos and have come to love it. It is very exciting to be able to talk about a subject that mostly I write about, and for many people video is far more accessible and easy to understand. I have really enjoyed diving into something new, and would love to have more people check out these videos and give me feedback. You can find me at www.youtube.com/user/pinaldave.
I am very excited with all the possibilities on YouTube and it might just be the technology evangelist in me, but I would love for other people to discover how fun and exciting this site can be, too. Don’t think of it as just a place to find funny videos and waste a few minutes of your time, think of it as a place to learn and interact with interesting people. Come watch a few of my videos, while you’re there. Remember, everything is free and there are no contracts to sign, but I hope that you get as excited as I am and join up. We need more people creating good content on this site!
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)