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Videos You Can Find On YouTube

Each day, a large number of internet users visit an online video website. In fact, many internet users visit more than one.  Online video websites are websites that allow internet users to make, upload, and share their own unique video creations.  One of those sites is known as YouTube.  If you are looking to use online video websites, such as YouTube, for entertainment, you are in luck.  Online, you can find thousands, if not millions of videos that are available for your watch, often free of charge.

If you have never visited the YouTube website, you may be wondering what type of videos you can find online. With YouTube, most of the videos that you will find online are considered homemade movies.  This is because these movies are made by traditional internet users, ones just like you.  Since each internet user is likely to have different interests or experiences in a particular field, topic, or subject, you are sure to find a large selection of videos on YouTube.

YouTube makes video watching easy.  They do this by placing their videos into categories.  You can easily find online videos by examining the ones that are viewed the most, the ones that are rated the highest, or the ones that have the most comments. In addition to those categories, you will also find categories that breakdown videos into specific subject categories, based on video content. 

One of those categories is comedy.  Comedy, perhaps, is the most popular YouTube category.  This is because most individuals use online video websites to be entertained.  What better way to receive that entertainment than with an online video that leaves you laughing hysterically?  Comedy videos may include, but should not be limited to, funny comments, comedy club appearances, staged skits, and even unscripted recordings. 

Pets and animals is another one of the many categories that you can find on YouTube.  These videos are great for those who love animals.  A wide variety of different animals are featured on YouTube videos including cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and birds.  Many of these videos can also be considered comedy videos because many of the videos focus on animals that have special, but funny talents.  Additional videos feature professional shows, such as dog shows or horse shows.

YouTube also has a category that is labeled travel and places.  The travel and places videos often include videos that vacationers have shot when they were in another area of the world.  Popular video locations are ones that are outside of the United States, but you will also find videos that focus on areas inside the United States.  In addition to filming interesting or historical locations, many videos have a focus on traditional events or activities.  It is not uncommon to find videos on YouTube that outline a particular festival or contest. 

Entertainment is another category found on YouTube.  This category covers a wide variety of different online videos.  Many individuals have created videos that they feel are a source of entertainment, while others have a focus on real entertainment, such as television shows.  It is not uncommon to find a collection of scenes, accompanied by music, of popular television shows, soap operas, and movies. 

Although music often falls into the category of entertainment, YouTube gives it its own category.  Many of the videos found on YouTube, with a focus on music, are created by those who are documenting themselves or their friends singing or participating in singing contents.  What is nice about YouTube is that they also have a special program for up and coming musicians.  This feature allows musicians to make their own music videos and share them with other internet users. This means that not only will you get to see an online video for free, but you may be alerted to a new band, that you otherwise never would have heard of.

The above mentioned categories are just a few of the many that you can found on YouTube. Additional categories include arts and animation, autos and vehicles, news and blogs, people, sports, and science and technology. 

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The Importance of Using Caution When Making Your Own Online Videos

Online videos have rapidly increased in popularity, especially over the past few years. Online, you should be able to find a number of different websites that are known as video websites. Two of the most popular video websites include Google Video and YouTube.  With video websites, you are not only able to view videos online, but you are also able to make, share, and upload your own.  If you are interested in doing this, there are a number of important factors that you should take into consideration.

One of those factors involves the content of your videos. Many people do not realize that what they write, say, or video tape literally could come back to haunt them, if not right away then in the future.  This not only involves documentation the use of illegal activities, but your thoughts, views, and beliefs.  As nice as it is to share something that you made all on your own, you need to be careful with the internet. Millions of internet users flock to online video websites just to see what they are coming across.  Although many are there just for a laugh, others are there for a specific purpose. 

If you are like many other internet users, you may be wondering how something as fun or as simple as an online video could cause you so much damage.  Honestly, there are a number of different ways.  Just one of those ways involves employment.  When applying for a job, you will have to supply your prospective employer with information about yourself.  This information should include your name, address, and telephone number.  Unlike in the past, many employers are now using the internet to research their prospective employees. What they find online may be able to help or hurt your case. 

Even though you may not be searching for a new job, it is still important to be cautious when making your own videos online.  You need to think as a prospective employer. Would you want to hire someone who has an online video of them doing illegal activities, swearing, or being downright insulting?  If you would not then chances are that no one else would as well.  In addition to worrying about prospective employers, you should also be concerned with what your current employer would think if they saw your online video.

With employment, adults are the ones who need to worry the most about their use of online video websites, such as YouTube.  However, everyone needs to be concerned, including children.  In the short-term sense, you may not have to worry about the impact your homemade video would have a prospective employers, but you should be concerned with your school.  Due to the documentation of illegal activities and threats of violence, a large number of school officials are using the internet to keep tabs on their students.  This watching often involves the use of social networking sites, but online video websites as well. 

In some cases, but not all, there are little things that a school official can do, if they view one of your online videos and find it to be offensive.  Being offensive is one thing, but participating in illegal activities, as well as treating other students or teachers is another.  Not only could you be suspended from school and sports teams, but you could also be reported to your local authorities.  Even if legal action cannot be taken, it is likely that you will be closely watched for a period of time. 

Whether you are a teenager or an adult, it is important to remember that your actions may have consequences.  So, the next time that you are thinking about making a homemade video to send into one of the many online video websites, you are urged to closely examine your video’s content.  Although you may not mean to cause yourself any harm, you could do so without even realizing it.