Hello, peers and fellow classmates. My experience with social networks online is quite extensively limited. Of all the social networks listed on the blog prompt picture (flickr, digg, del.icio.us, etc…), I have only used one: You Tube, http://www.youtube.com (Editor’s note: Of all the other networks in the picture, I have never ‘used’ any). I know about YouTube mainly from word of mouth. Many students would rave on about things they watched on YouTube. There are many forms of news that have links to YouTube’s URl site, like magazines, newspapers, broadcasts and other venues.
I first started to use YouTube to look for items related to the news program “60 Minutes” regarding the dangers of amalgam fillings. Since I have had cavatives, which was not a long time, I have always been apprehensive of getting any amalgam, or silver, fillings. After doing personal research on the computer, I came up on a link to a ’60 Minutes’ episode regarding the mercury amalgam filling issue :
Since I was a fan of ’60 Minutes’, back when I had a TV, I watched it on YouTube. I was already certain that no silver filling was going into my teeth. This episode only helped confirm my fears about mercury amalgam fillings. It also help me see some of the benefits of YouTube. The ability to pull up specific videos in full or part at a moments notice is crucial for today’s culture of on the go pedestrians and commuteers.
Now I use YouTube to watch some sports, like boxing, mma and bodybuilding, though I don’ t use it often. I am not hooked on YouTube, like how some people are hooked to their phones. I just feel that it has some good uses. Did you know that there are links to videos tutoring candidates on how to interview for a job?