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Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies by Hui-Lan Titangos

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YouTube: the power of crowdsourcing

Abstract:

This chapter discusses in detail why YouTube, one of the social media sites, remains popular with library services for their local communities. Despite differences in cultures, languages, and softwares, YouTube has been employed for a variety of library outreach programs and teaching and learning tools, due to its unique crowdsourcing power.

Key words

crowdsourcing

Khan Academy

BAChannel

video tutorial

Overdrive

e-books

Kindle

Tales to Tails

Read to Me

Battle of the Bands

History

Founded in February 2005, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/) provides a social website for users to connect with, inform, and inspire other users around the globe by uploading and sharing videos. It also acts as a ...

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