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Emergence of a plethora of video tutorials

A huge collection of links to videos related to a range of subjects is hosted

The services enable creative, business savvy, netizens to attempt innovative ventures
OF LATE, Net is going through a viral wave of user generated videos, thanks to video hosting services such as Youtube, Google video, Yahoo Video, Blip.tv, Uncut video and the like. An offshoot of this trend in video hosting is the emergence of video tutorials on almost all subjects. This edition of NetSpeak discusses this trend and provides some tips on a few video tutorial sources.

The availability of simple video hosting services enables creative, business savvy netizens attempt innovative ventures without incurring much expenses. The creation and distribution of video shows have become easy and this provides an opportunity for many netizens to display their skills/knowledge. The mushrooming of short videos on different technical subjects with enough illustrations attests to this observation.

The widespread posting of a variety of digital videos with tips for bloggers is a good example of this trend. Unlike in the past, technical skills of the blogging community have grown to perfection. Rather than hosting on free blog hosting services like Blogger, nowadays many bloggers choose to keep their blogs on own servers to gain more control. The availability of free/powerful blogging systems (like Wordpress) facilitates this trend.


A blog based on Wordpress can be customised at different levels and be made user-friendlier, provided you know how it works. Sensing this market requirement, many tutorials meant for helping you exploit the Wordpress blog features are being released. For instance, the video tutorial, Permalinks (http: //www.tubetorial.com/blog-permalinks-word/) , teaches you how to make links to each of the posts (permalinks) in a blog more search-engine friendly. Besides this tutorial, there are many more similar ones to be located on the site Tubetorial.

Now, if you want to learn some PHP programming, the videos available at `PHP video Tutorial' (http://www.phpvideotutorials.com/) could be of some help.

`Killer PHP' is another site meant for PHP enthusiasts (http://killerphp.com/).

On-line security is fast becoming an issue of concern for netizens and a little awareness on security matters would keep you and your computer in good health. If you wish to update your on-line security knowledge, visit IronGeek (http://www.irongeek.com/), where you can find several videos describing various Net security concepts. In this regard, you may also visit GRC `Security Now' (http://www.grc.com/securitynow.htm) that hosts podcasts on Net security by the famous security expert Steve Gibson. Podcasts like `How the Internet Works' will certainly enhance your Net skills.

Besides the aforementioned ones, innumerable video/non-video tutorials on a wide array of subjects are available. Let us run through them quickly.

A plethora of tutorial sites are available for learning computer programming. Tizag Tutorials (http://www.tizag.com/), a site with several tutorials on a multitude of scripting languages (like PHP and PERL) and other web languages/technologies (like HTML, XML and CSS), is a resource worth exploring. `Programming Tutorials' (http://www.programmingtutorials.com/default.aspx) is yet another service from where you can unearth tutorial links related to various computer-programming languages. Those of you who are keen to learn the basics of application development using languages such as `Visual c#,' may access the video series hosted at Microsoft's `Learning Resources' (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/visualCSharp/ learning/).

TechTutorials (http://www.techtutorials.net/) is a directory of links to web based tutorials on diverse computer technologies such as hardware, databases, programming and so on.

Collection of links

A huge collection of links to videos related to a range of subjects that include Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science is hosted on the site `Educational Audio Video Internet Library' (http://tinyurl.com/khh4l).

Here you will find links to excellent videos (like the lecture series `Principles of Macro Economics' — http://www. nr.cc.va.us/eco201/Real/Real.htm). Students of Physics may find Video Lectures in College Physics (http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/Science/Physics/physicsMIT 01_VOD.asp) really rewarding. Recently released video sharing service, Videojug (http://www.videojug.com/) is a good place for locating instructional videos that lucidly explain/demonstrate how various life-tasks (like `how to bandage an elbow') are performed.

Apart from the ones mentioned above many new video/non-video tutorials are being generated. To help us easily track and locate the relevant ones, many search services/tutorial blogs are in place. Some such services have been mentioned in the past (http://www.hindu. com/biz/2006/01/23/stories /2006012300321800. htm).

In addition to them, you may find search services like Tutorialised (http://www.tutorialized.com/) and TutorialFX (http://www.tutorial fx.com/index.php) very valuable. Tutorialme is a good resource, where one gets tutorial updates on technology subjects such as PHP, JavaScript, CSS and so on. More...

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