Archive for June, 2008
After watching a funny piece from “Flight of the Conchords” I noticed that the YouTube logo was tailored to the type of site (highlighted) I was on. In this case it was the UK.
By selecting different sites it was only on the European countries which saw this, which makes sense as EURO2008 is underway. I wonder if they’ll do an Olympic theme for Chinese visitors?
- Pageonce keeps all your details in one place – no OpenID but it claims its very secure
- http://addictomatic.com/ -”inhale the web”. It’s web troika people-aggregation is the key.
- http://www.electricsheep.org/ – beautiful screen saver which is built as your computer “sleeps”.
- http://www.napkinnotebook.com/ – this is what the internet is there for really
- Create word clouds – via Ben and Julie
- Google’s webmaster API
So you’ve been able to add annotations to video timelines for a little while now, but trust YouTube (well, Google I suppose) to one up that.
Not only can your annotations display right on the screen but you can make them interactive, as this card trick video illustrates.
The instructional videos that cover creating annotations highlights this connectivity well. This is perfect for those “how to” videos that companies are putting up (your company is doing that, right?) as well highlighting and linking products within different videos together.
Now currently you can only annotate the videos you upload, but that’s not to say it couldn’t have negative impact if you are not actively involved with your online brand management. Annotations do not show up on embedded videos (yet) and I have found no specifics to say that search engines can/would read the text and links but that should not stop you trying this cool feature out.
After a work-load & Wyoming trip induced hiatus I should be back to a normal(-ish) schedule.
- Apple to crash Twitter?
- Acrobat PDF’s to include Flash video? – via Paul
- Firefox 3.1 supports 578 CSS3 selectors
- Gmail gets 13 new features – via Clyde
- Matt Dickman looks through Plurk – find me there too
- Is search broken? – via Peter Morville