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Social Media for Musicians: YouTube by Gary Hiebner

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2 Necessary Equipment

LET’STAKEALOOK at what you’ll need to get started with YouTube.

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The most important piece of gear you need is a computer with an Internet connection. Either a notebook/laptop or a desktop machine will do. It can run any operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux) as long as it has a web browser that can access the Internet. The most popular web browsers on Windows are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. On Mac you have Apple’s Safari, as well as Firefox and Chrome. On Linux systems the most popular is Firefox. Opera is another great Mac-, PC-, and Linux-compatible browser. On your computer, type www.youtube.com to make sure your browser can get to YouTube (see Figure 2.1). If you can’t ...

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