YOUTUBE: A PHENOMENON THAT HAS REDEFINED ENTERTAINMENT
Email exchanges whose viral effects catapulted to stardom strangers; official channels through which television broadcasters, film producers, record labels, artists and enthusiasts from different disciplines radian audiovisual information, interviews, press henceforth be permanently available… Only six years have passed since its release and YouTube it is already so ingrained in our lives that are not easy to remember how things were before it appeared. Thanks to him, we were able to consult audiovisual material we thought relegated to the past. It has also opened a door to the future, offering the trailers of the movie before its release and video clips preceding the release of the albums. Its impact has been such that hosting videos regularly slip chains generalist television. Nobody in their right mind would dare today to deny that YouTube has become a real institution in leisure culture.
A final simplicity
Before his appearance, there were other technologies capable of delivering streaming video via the Internet; however, it has never been so easy to make use of them. It is not uncommon in some digital cameras a preset labeled as YouTube. The fact that also the service is able to automatically convert almost any type of file to Flash format greatly facilitates its rise Network.
After giving up now, it suffices us to access My Videos to find the option to add new material to our account. Once the upload is complete, the display of the file will be available almost immediately for all users or for which we have included in the list of restricted access. Whenever we deem necessary, we can edit the properties and save the changes. You can also add floating labels through Annotations page include subtitles or upload a new track Audio to replace the original. The service is completed by a complement to bulk upload, we further facilitate the task when you want to make the public large amount of audiovisual material.
After some time, we can trace the origin of the visits has been through the page Insight. In this, we offer statistics about the geographical location of Internet users. We can also see search terms that have been introduced to locate our film or websites that have linked.
The ability to mass distribution featuring the original over its competitors has a counterpart: if something we long defunct Google Video, (whose contents remain accessible) is allowed up to full-length movies. On YouTube, each video can have a maximum duration of 10 minutes and maximum size of 1 gigabyte.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Video √ Developer: Google √ Web: www.youtube.com
- The Best: More users than clonic services and, therefore, greater power broadcast
- The worst: the size and duration of the videos are too restricted
SPOTIFY: ALL MUSIC IS THE WORLD, OR ALMOST
For when it appeared Spotify, services cloud computing to listen to music level Last.fm were already well entrenched, and many frowns finding that to enjoy this need to download and install a small application.
Suspicions were dashed when we discovered that the offer of artists and topics of Spotify outstripped much to any of its competitors and that it was incredibly easy archiving and sharing disks or themes. That, in short, was born a standard.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Music √ Developer: Spotify √ Web: www.spotify.com
- The best: It has a collection of music much greater than any of its competitors
- The worst: It requires installing a small application. Advertising is emitted quite assiduously
PICASA: REPLICA IN YOUR LOCAL NETWORK PHOTO ALBUMS
Unlike Flickr and related services, this proposal Google for image management is supported by a small but powerful application that handles locate all kinds of images in our drives. The automatic classification that takes place is exceptional, and later, when we add graphic material to our folders, Picasa update your database systematically. We can always publish the material on the Internet, selecting a group of images and clicking Upload to web albums.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Photography √ Developer: Google √ Web: http://picasa.google.com/
- The best: Great Combines local photo management with their copies online
- The worst: Editing snapshots only can be done in a local way
QUAKE LIVE: FPS CLASSIC RACING IN A GREAT RIVALS AGAINST OTHER SKILL
Those in the 90 enjoyed this stunning first – person shooter little could imagine that would decade and a half after running an improved version on our web browsers. With little more than a plug-in (available for Explorer and Firefox), we can compete with players from around the world using any of the major platforms. After a tournament test to evaluate our abilities, we will enter playrooms where users compete against similar skill.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Games √ Developer: Id Software √ Web: www.quakelive.com
- The best: Great gameplay and possibility to redefine keys, it runs on all major platforms
- The worst: The eternal delay data transmission at specific times
EBAY: A WALK IN THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR SALE
Going shopping has always been a hobby rescued. EBay has taken several steps further by creating a global community in which we can put on sale that we do not need and buy goods offered by stores and individuals around the world. All this through an ingenious system of user profiles, modalities auction, message exchange and assignment of ratings, able to get the sales process resulting as much or more fun than the product itself.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Shop online √ Developer: eBay √ Web: www.ebay.com
- The best: The bidding system is as fun as useful, and can become an entertainment in itself
- The worst: The limited supply in our country makes it advisable to use ebay.com
LAST.FM: A COMPREHENSIVE RADIO TO ENJOY THE BEST TUNES
If we focus on search engines and music players running on the browser, probably Last.fm continues to have the most comprehensive database of artists we can find. Thanks to your browser, you can locate topics of your favorite musicians, consult their biographies while listeners and discover new groups and soloists similar style through associated radio stations. It became payment in some countries among which is ours we can solve a drawback activating Hotspot Shield.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Music √ Developer: Last.fm √ Web: www.lastfm.com
- The best: You hear directly from the browser. It offers a large library of music
- The worst: We will need to Hotspot Shield not detect our geographical location
MYNA: CREATE AND REMIX YOUR BROWSER WITHOUT LEAVING MUSIC
Myna is a music studio in the line of Steinberg Nuendo and related running on the browser, which has its limitations, but offers advanced features enough not to be in anecdote. Through its interface, we can upload samples and mount them on tracks, which in turn will have the option to mute, in solo mode, etc. It is also possible to record audio in real time from your PC. The editing system is convenient and quick, and between the effects that we are equalizers, reverbs, flangers and stereo delays.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Music creation √ Developer: Aviary √ Web: aviary.com
- The best: Large selection of samples and loops that we use in our compositions
- Worst: No integrates any kind of virtual instrument in the VST online
JAYCUT: ONLINE EDITION AUDIOVISUAL AND MANY MORE POSSIBILITIES
If Myra allowed us to edit audio, JayCut out as a tool for video editing, through this web application whose development initiated in 2006 a group of Swedish students can upload clips, resettle them in the timeline and apply effects that change their brightness and contrast or converted to grayscale. Other options include inserting transitions between planes, integrate static images in the assembly, retrieve previous statements of the project by the break and work with different levels of zoom command.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Video Editing √ Developer: Jaycut AB √ Web: jaycut.com
- The best: Very easy to use, website subjected to constant updates and improvements
- The worst: It bit operating if the file size is very large
FLICKR: PHOTO ALBUMS IN A HUNDRED SERVICE HUNDRED WEB
More than 4,000 million images are hosted on this virtual community that allows posting photographs online, create albums from them, tag them for other Internet users the locate easily, share with or without restrictions, add them to blogs, etc. The editing options are limited and do not go much beyond the rotation or resized automatically to suit the size of the snapshots to the page where we want to make them public. As image bank, it is one of the leading websites.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Photography √ Developer: Yahoo! √ Web: www.flickr.com
- The best: Great speed and efficiency when upload and share large collections of photos
- The worst: It has a few options for editing photographs, resulting limited
DAILYMOTION: A PROPOSAL THAT OFFERS VIDEO HANG UP 20 MINUTES
A direct competitor to YouTube, perhaps this service does not enjoy such popularity as far as video broadcasting is concerned, but in return allows us to upload movies up to 20 minutes duration and a size of up to 2 gigabytes. Although there are other videos hosting services that have this feature, the fact that Dailymotion has more than 25 million hits a day makes it particularly suitable for those seeking a balance between diffusion and performance. Otherwise, your options are almost identical to the Google service.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Video √ Developer: Dailymotion √ The Web: www.dailymotion.com
- The best: Turn regarding YouTube footage allowed for each video
- Worst: Scarce contributions, because it uses a system of comments, favorites and scores almost identical to YouTube
INSTANT ACTION: CHOOSE FROM EIGHT MULTIPLAYER GAMES QUALITY
While not all games that this website makes available are as addictive as the version of Quake for the browser, its average level is exceptional. After installing a plug-in Explorer or Firefox, we can get behind the controls of a biplane of World War II and play Ace of Aces. If you prefer to beat us against tanks, we can choose Think Tank. If ours is not the action but the RTS, simply click Galcon, and so on until total super eight multiplayer games.
√ Price: Free √ Category: Games √ Developer: GarageGames √ The Web: www.instantaction.com
- The best: Games of excellent quality, community approach that allows for chat, add friends …
- Worst: The waiting time before they can start heading