Sunday, September 7, 2008

Roving (not raving) about You Tube

While I thought the 70's commercials may have taken me on a trip down memory lane, I must admit, I didn't even remember half of them and thought them more likely to have been from the 60's...

After being disappointed in this selection, I thought the best thing a novice like me could do is to enter into the depths of "Top Favourites". Grown adults pretending to be babies with dummies and bottles in their mouths shouting expletives was not a good start.

I was disgusted to see some of the comments that went along with some of the videos. Mindless, senseless, racist and foul-mouthed. I have no respect for a site that has no editing or standards in place as it is then just a free-for-all to mouth off in an unsightly manner and to hell with who they offend...

Trying to find a positive about this 'raved about' and 'hugely popular' site, I decided to do a search of my own and there was an element of redemption when I discovered some "Rove" footage. If you are a Rove fan, there was some great "What the...." footage and a few old videos of Pete Hellyer with big hair!!

I personally fail to see the huge interest that this site generates as I struggled to find anything that was worth watching, let alone passing on to others for their enjoyment. However, for the purposes of the exercise I have added the following video which is from Rove and "The best of thing things I love".

1 comment:

NSL Learning 2.0 team said...

Agree with your thoughts about the comments - it's a shame you can't view the videos without them.
YouTube is useful for instructional videos though, like the ones we have been looking at in various exercises in this programme.