A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I tivo-ed (is that a word??) the pilot of the new show “Glee.” The show started a couple of minutes later than Tivo expected, so we were thoroughly enjoying their version of “Don’t stop believing” when the episode abruptly ended. The scream of “No!!!” from both of us sent the cat running. How disappointed we were!
But not for long: A little searching around, and we found the pilot on the Fox website, fast forwarded to the end and watched the last two minutes. Ahhh….closure.
We’re not the only ones doing this: A new Nielsen report states that, while “television is still the dominant choice for Americans who watch video,” internet video use is growing strong. Mobile viewing is up 52% in the first quarter of this year from last year.
So, if you haven’t played around with online video since the YouTube lesson in Project Play, give yourself permission to check out some video sites.
- If you’re looking for TV, you might want to start your exploration at Hulu. Hulu has a lot of full TV episodes, both new and old, along with some movies and TV clips. Click “Browse” to see a list of titles by network or alphabetically. Check out the sites for the varous networks, too. They often have content that they don’t include in Hulu or on other collective sites.
- If you want to look for a specific show or clip, try Truveo. Truveo searches many different video sites to find the thing you are looking for. You can make a feed from your search, so Truveo can tell you when there is new video content for your search.
- If you want something more intellectual, check out AcademicEarth, which contains “Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.” The site includes both individual lectures and entire courses with syllabi and other related resources. The editors of the site have also collected lectures into thematic playlists, like Understanding the Financial Crisis and Taking Risks and Learning from Failure (a perfect tie-in to our Innovation Starts with I program!)
For those of you who are online video junkies, what other sites would you suggest for exploration?Tags: videos