Saturday, December 31, 2011
YouTube - The Forgotten Giant
Today we were setting up a YouTube account for my 7.12 year old son...
As I was keying in the info my son inquired:
John - Hey Dad, what's 'other'?
Hah! I ignored him, twice, and haven't gotten around to answering it. Although *Michael Jackson* might do the trick.
YouTube is littered with cussing and girls in thongs....even on SpongeBob videos!
So generally I don't let the kids surf the website.
BUT there are still tons of terrific, age-appropriate content on YouTube.
I send my kids videos of (other) amazing kids all the time. Y'all should do this too!
Right now my daughter is watching a young lady singing beautifully.
And my son, now that he has an account, is already subscribed for awesome, FREE chess lessons.
Critics thought YouTube would die from copyright infringement lawsuits; they said that it was nothing more than *pirated content*; that no one would create quality video content for free; and that Google OVERPAID.
Of course they were, as critics so often are, dead-wrong.
Now that I have an internet-enabled color TV in the house I find myself more and more opting to watch YouTube clips late at night, in bed - be they chess tutorials or interviews with famous entrepreneurs and whatnot.