April 16, 2010
By Jessica Seipel
I recently joined the YouTube network but I do not actively use it. I have decided to talk about my own experience with YouTube. I really don’t use YouTube for a social network; mostly just for leisure. But I decided to ask friends on Facebook how often they use YouTube and I got nineteen responses out of sixty-four people. The question was, “How often do you use Facebook (daily, weekly, or uploading). The results were, Daily-5, Weekly- 13, and only one person uploads videos. I asked him how often he uploads and he said almost daily.
I have not uploaded any videos myself but I have looked at others and some are pointless and funny and some actually have good information in them. I don’t feel I will use this as a social media networking tool in the future but I am sure a lot of people will. I think that YouTube can be used with other forms of social media to be effective. People can post video links on Facebook from YouTube. I did not develop a conversation through YouTube; I don’t really know how you would? I will continue to use YouTube to watch silly videos but I probably will not upload videos I do not have the devices to do this.