Crash Course on YouTube
I’d like to invite everyone to go visit our new YouTube channel now hosting the entire Crash Course.
The importance of having the Crash Course on YouTube is so that others can share it through the readily accessible venue that offered by Web 2.0 video sites.
Please, give us your support by visiting the channel, subscribing to our channel and adding us as a friend. I would also like to ask everyone to view as many of the videos as you can (at least click them) and add comments to the videos. This will help to increase our YouTube search ranking for common phrases like "crash course" and "economic collapse".
Also, if anyone is interested in hosting the Crash Course on their own website or social networking page, please feel to embed the video wherever you please.
Thanks for your support and patience with this long awaited release!
Director of Volunteer Operations
I just checked out the Youtube presentation. Looks Great! I like how it is organized with the play list all and the related videos neatly displayed like a table of contents. This will make spreading the word even easier.
To add to what Lucas stated above:
Here’s a quick YouTube update:
- All of the Crash Course videos have been uploaded to YouTube!
- All of the videos were added to the Crash Course playlist (and put in the right order!)
- All of the videos have descriptions posted except for 17a, 17b, 17c, and 18. They will be posted as soon as they are written (very soon!).
- All of the videos have annotations at the beginning, middle, and end. The annotation at the end allows viewers to easily view the next chapter or segment of the Crash Course.
How you can help:
- Proofread the descriptions. The easiest way to do that is by following the playlist link above. You can email me the fixes using the email link to the left. You can also post them here, and I’ll check back periodically.
- Get the word out – Share the playlist link with other avid YouTube users and email contacts.
- Embed the videos — If you have your own website or blog, you can embed YouTube videos on your own pages
- Post positive comments to give the videos some credibility
- Also, if you notice any problems with the annotations, let me know.
If anyone has any feedback or ideas for the Youtube channel, we’d love to hear them!
jkibbe did most of the work on uploading the videos and adding annotations. Futuo put together the (beautifully written) summaries for each of the chapters. I set up the channel and did the layout work. It was a team effort and I think it paid off.
jkibbe has stepped into the role of YouTube channel webmaster and he will be maintaining the site, accepting friend requests, responding to comments, posting bulletins, etc. He has done an extraordinary job so far and I am confident he will keep the channel current and polished.
To make it successful, though, we need everyone’s help in doing the things that jkibbe laid out above.
It’s been a long time coming. Getting on YouTube has been something
we’ve been talking about since before Chapter 20 was released. It’s
finally here and we think it will take us far in spreading the word
about this important message.
Here’s a custom YouTube player you can embed on your blog or website that has all 26 Crash Course videos in one place:
<object width="746" height="413"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFMi5MaAvMtFJo0B2Yv7wQCpoiben1jLYiY="></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFMi5MaAvMtFJo0B2Yv7wQCpoiben1jLYiY=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="746" height="413"></embed></object>
Paste the code in at http://htmlsandbox.com/ if you want to test it out! Note: Don’t include the code tags, just what is between them.
Here’s a second embedable YouTube player option (playlist can be toggled by a button, not in sidebar):
<object width="416" height="337"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFMi5MaAvMtFJr0_GuZKSWlJonlIiYzVEdc="></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/cp/vjVQa1PpcFMi5MaAvMtFJr0_GuZKSWlJonlIiYzVEdc=" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="416" height="337"></embed></object>
Fantastic. Thanks all!
These are great. We’ll definitely have to post these links somewhere on the main site. Perhaps in a tab under the community section.
Thanks for posting them.