Learn more through YouTube videos – 197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About, Sara Briggs. informED (Nov 11) Resources are categorized into general; physical sciences; engineering and technology; mathematics; politics, history and current events; the arts; learning a foreign language; university channels.
Skip Youtube, try Bing’s video search. Bing seems to have done to video search, what it did to image search – groupings and gorgeous design. It is terrific. Look for the ribbon across the top and the related topics on the right. Great previews and instant play.
Bing overhauls video search, puts Google’s offering on its toes, Nick Statt, CNet (Sep 4)
First and foremost, Bing has updated its key pop-out preview feature that reduces the need to travel directly to a site by adding in additional volume and playback controls. It also now features more identifiable video origin markers — be it YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, and so on — and added in playback quality and number of views. Aspects like playback quality are also now built into Bing’s filter system.
Google has launched a streaming music service called All Access into a highly competitive market that includes Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, and where revenues from downloading are diminishing. Will Google’s entry help the industry and the musicians? This article suggests not.
What Google’s Move Against Spotify Could Mean for Music, Bloomberg Businessweek (May 15)
This article in PCWorld introduces 20 tools (or tricks) for searching Google in privacy, and using Youtube, Gmail, Google Drive. See Ultimate Google toolbox: 20 tips, tricks, and hacks
- Startpage from Ixquick is mentioned as a way to search privately at Google – yes – but know that it’s not a Google interface.
- Of interest are tips about YouTube – there is a Chrome extension that will hide the ads!
- There’s an email game you can play with GMail — “It’s basically an alternative interface for Gmail that shows you only one message at a time and challenges you to reply in a timely fashion.”
- Do a lot more with Google Drive – including send a fax.
- Play a game with Google Maps – but you have to get the hang of the cursor.
Blinkx Expands Its Video Content Under Partnership With Dailymotion, New Media Rockstars (Jan 21)
A few facts about Blinkx
- will have access to an additional 30 million videos through deal with French video streaming company, Dailymotion
- has 800 partners
- has 35 million hours of video in its collection.
Yahoo Images With Tiled Design, Latest & HQ Images & Getty Images Deal, Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Land (Jun 20)
Great new look and ease of handling at Yahoo images and Yahoo video. Images includes the Getty images. Image search also shows tags for easier browsing. Video doesn’t have any new filters, but the preview feature is helpful. Who knew there were so many videos with Margaret Atwood?
Now- social video curation – at Zeeik.com
Check the video to start – Introducing Zeeik.com — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8knCYkCd9eM&feature=player_embedded
Blinkx Replaces Truveo To Power AOL Video Search, Erick Schonfeld, Techcrunch (Feb 13)
AOL has retired Truveo, the video seach engine it acquired in 2006, and is switching its video search to the British video search Blinkx.
Of interest: “Of course, most people search for videos on Google, not blinkx. And somehow YouTube always seems to turn up as the top video results on Google. If your videos aren’t on YouTube, they are sort of invisible. But if they are on YouTube, you have to cut them in on the ad revenues. So media companies are trying to push video viewers to their own sites through deals like the one AOL just did with blinkx.”
Search Creative Commons offers an all-in-one place entry point to materials that may be under a creative commons usage license. Enter search terms, and select a service – images: Flickr, Fotopedia, Google Images, Open Clip Art Library; media: Europeana, SpinXpress, Wikimedia Commons; music – Jamendo; and Google Web. Examine the query it constructs on the service – you should see limitations according to license.
Very good place to start your search for material that is under CC License.
Vimeo Gets Its First Facelift Since 2007, TechCrunch
Video sharing site, Vimeo, is rolling out a new design that puts the emphasis on making videos.
“There are a bunch of other new features, including improved search options, a page for viewing Creative Commons-licensed work, and the ability to upload multiple videos at once. Many of these changes, Mellencamps says, aren’t “huge, sexy features” but rather “a ton of detailed elements that we think just improve the experience overall.” And beneath the visible improvements, Mellencamp says the entire Vimeo codebase has been rewritten, allowing the company to make faster changes in the future.”