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YouTube has plenty of videos of crazy cats and Harlem shakers, but it's also a great place to learn new skills and information. What specific things have you learned from watching YouTube videos?
To those who may not know, YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including PBS, the BBC, CBS, Hulu, and even KQED offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos.
The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content. There are movie clips, TV shows, music lessons, make-up application tips, instructions on home repair, and so many more homemade video tutorials on YouTube. Forming a new wave of free educational resources, YouTube even has an education site featuring lectures from professors, educational animations, and more. Sal Khan's revolutionary Khan Academy was launched on YouTube and became an educational sensation.