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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 27. Viewing Videos with YouTube and Google Video

Video is the hottest thing on the Web today. Google’s a big part of that, thanks to two video-based services: YouTube and Google Video. The first one was acquired by Google in 2006; the second is Google’s original home-grown video service. Together, YouTube and Google Video present a formidable presence in web video.

Welcome to YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing site that lets users upload and view all sorts of video clips online. The site is a repository for literally millions of movie clips, TV clips (both current and classic), music videos, and home videos. The most popular YouTube videos quickly become “viral,” getting passed around from email to email and linked to from other sites and ...

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