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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The perils of hosting content on third party web sites

As usual, a fascinating posting on the UseIT web site. This is not specific about the 50-plus, but if you have any responsibility for web content then you should read.

Most of the article is about the risks you take when your video hosting is a third party, like YouTube, because they control the thumbnail of the video presented on your web site.

It is a subject I have never considered before but when you look at the examples it is blindingly clear how the usability of the site can be degraded. Dick Stroud

1 comment:

Chuck Nyren said...

The one peril - thumbnails - isn't a problem on blip.tv. You can upload a graphic/thumbnail - and it works with the player/embed.

http://blip.tv/