YouTube has been entertaining us for many years now. Any new popular song, humorous video, or late breaking news stories are available online, all we have to do is “YouTube it”.
This past year, I have learned how to fix my vacuum cleaner, fill my duvet cover, change the break pads on my car, make a beautiful Christmas wreath, and cook a number of new tasty recipes. I found all the instructions on YouTube. Along with the instructional videos, you will also see comments and reviews from other viewers who had completed the job and are happy to offer additional helpful tips and tricks.
Now my computer, which used to reside in a spare bedroom because of its limited use, is conveniently located on my kitchen counter. YouTube has become a valuable household tool as I can rely on it to entertain and educate me where I spend most of my time.
Where there is limited instruction available, its YouTube to the rescue. At work, I learned how to covert all my resources to make them Ontario with Disabilities Act (ODA) compliant before putting them on our website so they can be read by a screen reader. As a lone ranger in my workplace, I rely on YouTube videos to show me how to learn a new software program and troubleshoot most of my software related issues.
I was stranded at work last summer when my car would not start. One of my coworkers came to my rescue however neither one of us could recall which way the jumper cables attached to the batteries on both cars. I found the instructions in seconds on YouTube on my phone. Once again, YouTube came to the rescue.
Just in case you have not noticed, I really love YouTube!
What are your thoughts? Do you “YouTube” everything as I do? What do you predominately use it for?
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