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Backpacker Magazine – June 2008

Post Your Video Online

Learn how to upload your video to YouTube and tap a social network like Facebook or MySpace to post links to your movie. Your adventure is ready for primetime. Here are 19 ways to reach the audience in your living room–or around the world.

by: Evelyn Spence, Jason Stevenson, Kris Wagner


TIPS AND TERMINOLOGY
TAGS
Keywords used to index pages in search engine results.

EMBED
To place media objects (video and sound files for example) on webpages. No long distances calls to Bangalore required.

TUNE UP
You can use iTunes to share videos with your friends, not just buy and play music.

Share Your Trip | Post Your Video | Photos 101 | Top Photo Sharing Sites

POST A VIDEO TO YOUTUBE

  1. Upload your flick. YouTube accepts a range of formats (wmv, avi, mpeg). Enter tags (keywords used to index pages in search engine results) and titles, and choose public or private.
  2. Create your own personal channel where viewers can find your videos and post comments. BACKPACKER's channel: youtube.com/backpackermagazine
3. Tell your friends: Create a group with a theme ("hiking bloopers"), share the link by email, post a bulletin on your channel, or enter a "Stream" room to chat it up.

TAP A SOCIAL NETWORK
Looking for viral exposure–or ease-of-sharing with friends? Post your pics or a web bug (A link or photo dropped on a public-sharing website to tease people to your personal webpage or blog) on a social networking site like Facebook or MySpace. These sites typically offer privacy settings that let you choose who gets to see what. And you can upload your images and video clips with a few clicks.



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