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Sams Teach Yourself YouTube™ in 10 Minutes by Michael Miller

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Lesson 1. Getting to Know YouTube

In this lesson, you learn how to find your way around the YouTube website—and create a YouTube account.

Welcome to YouTube

YouTube is a video sharing community. That means that YouTube users can both upload and view all sorts of video clips online, using any web browser.

As the largest video sharing community on the web, YouTube has become 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 person to person via email and linked to from other sites and from other blogs on the web. If a YouTube video is particularly interesting, you’ll see it pop up virtually everywhere, ...

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