Archive for the ‘Onlin Video’ Category


Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Skype.comHave you ever heard of Kazaa or the entrepreneurs who built it, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis?  It was the most popular internet software download in 2003.  Kazaa was a peer-to-peer file sharing service that was primarily used to share pirated music files online and it peaked in popularity sometime after Napster was shut down and when Walmart and then iTunes became the top music retailers in the USA.   Well if you ever heard of  Skype then you’re familiar with the next big project the Zennström & Friis took on.

Skype is a free download that enables you to make free voice and video calls through the internet.  It uses a combination of VoIP technology and peer-to-peer file sharing technology to deliver a virtually free video conferencing service to the world.  You just need a webcam and/or microphone and a computer with internet access.

First released in 2003, Skype was bought by eBay in 2005 for $2.6 billion then in 2011 it was bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion.  The future of any communication technology is always uncertain, but no matter what, the ability to see and speak with people around the globe for free is turning out to be very popular.  With 30+ million users every day accumulating over 300 billion minutes of online conversations in 2011 alone.  It is an amazing growth story that’s starting to make a profound change to the way we communicate.

So check out today, you might even want to consider downloading it yourself.

Skype Explained Visually

Free Public Domain Music

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Making an online video is getting to be a pretty popular activity.   Most budding digital film editors quickly realize what a huge part music plays in creating the atmosphere in a video.  Unfortunately the use of copyrighted music in a home made video or school project might get you in a bit of legal trouble with the copyright owner.  And by the way websites like have developed some sophisticated ways to identify your illegal use of music.  Instead, try using some of the music you can download for free from where you can find hundreds of musical arrangements that are available through a creative commons license.

Explore free music at today!

A Day Made of Glass

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

To survive, corporations have to be future oriented.  This is especially true of technology companies but companies that supply the resources for developing technologies have to be on top of new developments too. 

Corning is a 160+ year old glass company and it might surprise you to find out that they have a YouTube Channel.  And what do they display on their YouTube Channel?  Their vision of the future of course which just happens to highlight how vitally important their forte with glass is going to be in the future. 

Enjoy the video below and consider how much of these futuristic ideas might come true.

A Day Made of Glass . . . Made Possible by Corning


Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Would you like to know how to make pizza dough?  How about learning how to change the oil in a car or balance a checkbook?  There is an amazing list of things you can learn online. is a website that makes it easy to learn just about anything. is an online community that strives to give people a place where they can reasearch, discuss and share all kinds of knowledge with anyone.  According to their about page they have accumulated over 1.5 million articles and 150,000 videos that were created by experts and ordinary people.   If you have something to contribute you can join the eHow Community also.

Take some time out of your day and learn something new today at

Texas Border Watch

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Bored?  Looking for something to do?  How about taking some time to patrol the Texas border?  The Texas Border Sherif’s Coalition would love to have your help as a “Virtual Texas Deputy”.  Using a $2 million dollar grant from the Governor of Texas they contracted a private company called Blue Servo to create a website where ordinary people can log on and watch the border using strategically placed webcams.  Once you set-up an account and log in you can choose the camera(s) you’d like to watch and begin your “patrol”.  Each camera comes with instructions on what to look for and how to report anything suspicious  annonymously.  Here are some examples of what they’ve seen.

Give it a try!  Live the dream of being a Virtual Texas Deputy:

The Virtual Choir

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Composed and Conducted by
“Lux Aurumque”


This original composition went live on YouTube on March 21st, 2010.   You can read about previous projects and the development of this virtual choir at Eric Whitacre’s Offical Blog.

TED – Ideas Worth Spreading

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

TED stands for “Technology Entertainment Design” and was started in 1984 as a conference that brought people from those three fields together.  Originally held annually in Long Beach, California, “TED Talks” are also held in Oxford, England (TEDGlobal) and in Mysore, India (TEDIndia) for the first time in 2009. 

At their website: TED.comthe best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free.” (AboutTED).   It’ well worth a few minutes of your day to check out he talks at sometime today.

A Random Sampling of TED Talks to consider:  Gary Lauder’s New Traffic Sign, Pattie Maes Demonstrates the Sixth Sense, Hans Rosling’s New Insights on Poverty, Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight, and Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Augmented-Reality Maps.