Did you notice YouTube's new feature, Annotations, tonight?
I suppose after the big news about Flickr adding video that they had to create some kind of counter-attack, and I have to say, nicely done, YouTube.
The feature works well, I didn't encounter any errors. It's extremely simple and easy to use, but mainly appropriate to either translate for your viewers or to use in videos that are shot steady...you know, with a tripod. A steady shot...still cam...steady cam... can't think of the appropriate word at the moment.
I'm excited. Now I wont have to post so comments explaining my silly behaviour. I can do it all there as you follow along...
And you heard it from me first, it would make a great video idea to actually integrate the annotations in a video... as in: "So, I got this comment from BlaBla today *BAM, it's on the screen... or you could get covered in annotations or use them for lyrics etc..." So, If you start seeing that around, well, you know that I at least thought of doing that, but was too lazy ; )
Good work, YouTube Team!
Oh and thanks to all of those who chatted with me on my YouTube Stream and played Trivia and watched the strange movies, you guys are great!