Saturday, February 9, 2008

By the numbers

While reseaching social bookmarking, I came across some staggering numbers about video sharing in this Mashable blog entry by Sean P. Aune.

"According to the latest numbers from Comscore, a total of 141 million unique viewers, an increase of 2.5 million, watched 10,156,199,000 videos." In December 2007. And only December 2007. I knew video sharing was huge, but these amazing numbers are really making me rethink online video watching.

In my last post, I pretty much condemed YouTube, but as an educator, can I really condemn a phenomenon with such powerful public currency? I am reminded that I need to look past my personal biases in order to provide my students with the most relevant and effective instruction possible.

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