YouTube is a video-sharing website. People use YouTube to upload, view, and discuss videos. It displays a wide variety of individual, educational, and corporate media video, as well as video straddling categories. Available content includes personal videos; TV, movie, and machinima clips; music videos, and other content such as video blogging, original videos, and institutionally produced videos.
As one of the most frequently visited websites, YouTube’s content reflects a broad range of production values, intellectual sophistication, and educational interest. YouTube reflects and directs internet video-making and -sharing by its sheer mass and gravitational pull, so you can likely find class content. By the same token, the scale of content makes searching YouTube much like searching the open internet. Be prepared to spend time searching, refining, aggregating, and curating the content you’d like to use, and don’t expect that content’s infinite availability.
Support: Using YouTube pedagogically
Alternatives: Vimeo (discussed on this site), DailyMotion, Hulu, TED, Vine