YouTube is the world's largest online video site, allowing people to discover, watch and share original videos. It's also home to your favorite music, shows, movies and more.
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YouTube + GmailSend Email in Gmail when New Video By Search is created in YouTube Read More...
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Trigger when a new video is uploaded by a specific YouTube username.
Trigger when a new video is uploaded that matches a specific search string.
Trigger when a new video is published to a specific YouTube channel.
Trigger when a new video is added to a specific playlist. Note does not work for your 'watch later' playlist.
Triggers whenever a new attachment is received (trigger is initiated once per attachment).
Triggers when a new e-mail appears in the specified mailbox.
Triggers when you receive a new email that matches a search string you provide.
Triggers when you receive a new email in a label.
Triggers everytime you receive a new email and Starmark it within two days.
Triggers every time a new thread starts.
Post a video to your channel.
Draft a new email message(but don't send).
Creates a new label.
Draft a new email message & send it.
Thesis Statement. The integration of YouTube and Gmail has brought about a valuable service by allowing users access to videos without leaving their inbox.
YouTube was founded in 2005 by three former Paypal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Before the site was purchased by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, Hurley had intended to create a video dating site. However, the founders decided to create a video sharing site because they felt that it would be more successful than a dating site. Google purchased YouTube to give them an edge on the video-sharing market as well as to compete with other companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL who were all trying to develop their own video-sharing sites. In 2007, YouTube became the largest online video directory in the world. In 2008, YouTube reached 100 million unique users per month and hosted over 3 billion videos. Today, YouTube is owned and operated by Google and boasts over 800 million unique users per month. (Wikipedia, 2013)
The user interface for YouTube is fairly simple, yet it offers many features to enhance the user's experience (see figure 1. At the top of the page there are links to several categories such as Music, Entertainment, Comedy, News and Ppitics, Gaming, Education, and more. Each category contains subcategories which allow users to further narrow their search. While viewing a video or channel users can easily find related material by using the "Recommended" feature located on the right hand side of the screen. The "Featured" section displays new and popular videos. The "Top Rated" section displays videos that have received the highest rating from other viewers. The "Top Favorites" section displays videos that have received the most "Favorite" ratings from other viewers. The "Comments" section displays comments from other viewers about the video you are viewing. Under each category there is a section called "Uploaded By". This section allows you to see what videos have been uploaded by a specific person or organization. On the left hand side of your screen there is a box containing a list of people you are subscribed to. You can also add new people to your subscription box by searching for them in one of the many categories or adding them manually from their profile page.
Figure 1. Screenshot of YouTube Homepage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QKhM8wCeWw
YouTube also has its own app for smart phones and tablets (see figure 2. This app allows users to view all of the content found on the YouTube website plus additional content not available on the website including live feeds from certain cameras, mobile-specific playlists, and more. The app also allows you to watch videos offline so you do not need an internet connection in order to view them.
Figure 2. Screenshot of YouTube App http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zR6_u2B0k4
On YouTube, users can subscribe to other users' channels or playlists in order to receive updates when new videos are posted or when changes are made to existing videos. They can also "like" videos or leave comments for others to read. These subscriptions and comments are linked through Google+ so it gives users another avenue to connect with others; however, they are not necessarily required to use Google+. Users can also connect with each other through Google+ Hangouts in which they can share their screens with others while they talk about whatever is on their mind at that moment in time. (YouTube Help)
YouTube recently integrated with Gmail so users can now watch videos directly from their inbox without having to leave the email application (see figures 3-21. If a user receives an email containing a link to a YouTube video, they can click on the link and watch it directly within their inbox without having to open a new tab or window. After watching the video they can then reply back to the sender just as if they had responded to an email attachment. Instead of replying back with text they can reply back with a comment about the video they just watched or a reaction GIF (emoticon.
Figure 3. Screenshot of YouTube Video Link in Email http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZRJlf_KgEo&feature=youtu.be
Figure 4. Screenshot of YouTube Video Embedded in Email http://i.imgur.com/jnXF5rG.jpg
Figure 5. Screenshot of Viewing YouTube Video Directly From Email http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/imagesewsfeed/000/723/087/ece.png
Figure 6. Screenshot of Commenting on a YouTube Video http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/013/221/LOLppppppppppppppo_large_nope-1_style_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_thumbsup_yaylmao_O_xlarge_yes_preview_credit-card-size-black-100-000x100-000-1384944779237-1207868642.png
Figure 7. Screenshot of Sharing Reaction GIFs http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/imagesewsfeed/000/723/087/ece.png
Figure 8. Screenshot of Viewing Comments on a YouTube Video http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/013/221/LOLppppppppppppppo_large_nope-1_style_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_thumbsup_yaylmao_O_xlarge_yes_preview_credit-card-size-black-100-000x100-000-1384944779237-1207868642.png
Figure 9. Screenshot of Replying to a Comment on a YouTube Video http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/013/221/LOLpppppppppppppo_large_nope-1_style_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_emoticon_thumbsup_yaylmao_O_xlarge_yes_preview_credit-card-size-black-100-000x100-000-1384944779237-1207868642.png
Figure 10. Screenshot of Viewing Comments on a Playlist http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/014/_MG_9329__copy_.jpg
Figure 11. Screenshot of Commenting on a Playlist http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/014/_MG_9328__copy_.jpg
Figure 12. Screenshot of Replying to a Comment on a Playlist http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/014/_MG_9330__copy_.jpg
Figure 13. Screenshot of Sharing Reaction GIFs on a Playlist http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/014/_MG_9332__copy_.jpg
Figure 14. Screenshot of Viewing Comments on a Channel http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/_MG_9356__copy_.jpg
Figure 15. Screenshot of Commenting on a Channel http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/_MG_9357__copy_.jpg
Figure 16. Screenshot of Replying to a Comment on a Channel http
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