By Drew Burks
It’s 11:30 p.m. as I’m writing this, my baby boy is finally sleeping, and all is quiet… and I just remember that I promised to submit a this blog post for YPN tomorrow.
I must admit, I am feeling a bit panicked… you know that feeling of being behind, with time running out quickly. I have one concern as time ticks by quicker and quicker, what am I going to possibly write about that can add value to our readers at the last minute?
So I figured I would surf the internet to see what I could find. I rarely surf the internet, but I just spent the last 15-20 minutes doing so and I found some pretty cool stuff that I found interesting and some even helpful. So allow me to share:
Three YouTube Tricks
1. Cut to the chase & link directly to the relevant part of a video.
Have you ever found a video on YouTube that has something cool or funny you would like to share, but hate that you have to watch the first 4:10 minutes before you get to the part? With this simple trick you can link people to the specific point in the video so they don’t get bored during the first few minutes. You can send them a link and have the video start at 04:10? All you have to do is add #t=04m10s (#t=XXmYYs for XX mins and YY seconds) to the end of the URL.
2. Autoplay an embedded video.
Normally, when you embed a YouTube video, the player is loaded and sits there waiting for the play button to be pressed. You can make the video play automatically by adding ‘&autoplay=1′ to the url part of the embed code. Continue reading »