2. Getting Around the YouTube Site

Whether you want to watch someone else's videos or upload videos of your own, you need to know how to get around the YouTube site. It's a wild ride—with something interesting around every corner!

Navigating the Home Page

When you first access YouTube (www.youtube.com), you see the home page shown in Figure 2.1. This is your home base for the entire site; from here you can browse videos, search for videos, access your favorite videos, and even upload your own videos.

Figure 2.1. The YouTube home page.


A lot of stuff is on this home page, including (pretty much in top-to-bottom order)

  • Links to your account info, ...

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