Youtube Annotations

Youtube has added a new feature called Annotations! This is awesome for video producers because it allows you to write notes on your video! Include popup text with links and you can have some major kick ass videos! Imagine you say a URL – now you can write it out in the video and provide a link to it for viewers to click on during the video!

This is fantastic thanks Youtube!

Here’s an example.

[Correction]

Currently links can only be to: YouTube Video, Channel, or Search result.
Also currently the text is only available on videos embedded on Youtube.

My How-To Annotate video:

[Coverage Thanks]

Many thanks to all the websites that carried my Annotation video/news:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/before_youtube_annotations_nico_nico_douga.php

http://www.webtvwire.com/youtube-adds-annotations-and-a-1024mb-file-size-increase-high-res-here-we-come/

http://thenextweb.org/2008/06/04/youtube-introduces-annotations/

http://ablestmage.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/youtube-changes-upload-limit-adds-annotations/

http://mysliceofpizza.blogspot.com/2008/06/annotate-that.html

http://www.gabejacobsblog.com/youtube-adds-annotations

http://ilikeyou.addictedgeek.com/post/37128401/soupsoup-ilikeyou-vimeo-is-just-waaaay

http://www.websehen.net/2008/06/05/youtube-goes-video-hyperlinking/

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19 thoughts on “Youtube Annotations”

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  2. Bubbleply.com offers a much better tool and allows everyone to do this not just video uploaders. What’s really missing is bubbleply’s functionality on Youtube! Bubbleply should partner with youtube to give us a real interactive experience!!!

  3. That was pretty good Paul! My gripe with Annotations is that the linked videos can be found in the user’s video collection. So technically users don’t have to watc the intro video. They could skip straight to the secondary videos.

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