Online Videos Explode

By: Eztracks

With high speed internet connections and the massive explosion in popularity of the Web, has come a new breed of entertainment -free online videos. It seems everywhere you turn, at home or in the office, someone is downloading clips to share with friends, family and co-workers. Once the purview of televisions newscasts, free online videos are now available to everyone who owns a computer, iPod or cell phone. And more and more people are striking out on their own to produce free videos that others are eager to download from sites like U-Tube, Encyclomedia and Google Video. Creative individuals who produce popular free videos are now sought after by the entertainment industry and many big Hollywood players who are offering them lucrative deals to come up with content for the Web, television and film.

What is often overlooked is the value of free online videos that not only entertain, but educate as well. Nothing is more helpful to learning than to actually see what is being taught. In fact, a recent article in eSchool News Online reported on a study by an independent research firm that showed that short video clips that reinforced key concepts in education were effective in increasing student achievement in science and social studies, as well as many other subjects. The article went onto say that as a result of this study more efforts were going to be made to expose school children to free content from video on demand services.

Encyclomedia.com is one resource that youngsters as well as adults can turn to, to reinforce information they have read about in traditional print media. Encyclomedia is divided into six broad subject areas-history, science, fun, nature, animals and health. Within each area is a continually evolving series of related free video clips. In the history section, for example, you might find visual clips on the civil rights movement or organized crime members. In science you can download free clips on topics ranging from space exploration to unusual inventions. Every day, a new clip in each category is highlighted and there is a list of the most popular recent downloads, so you can see what your peers are interested in.

Of course, Encyclomedia.com also values entertainment and good fun. That's why the site also has a fun category for videos of things like classic commercials and television bloopers. Here you can see everything from clips of The Three Stooges to UFO videos taken by viewers themselves. Encyclomedia uses content from a variety of commercial producers, but also from viewers of its site and anyone can upload their favorite videos to the appropriate categories, making this a truly interactive site.

These days, free videos that entertain and educate probably represent the most popular and well-traveled content on the Web. Maybe it's time you jumped on the bandwagon and downloaded a few of them for yourself.

Watch on EncycloMedia.com.

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We all have our favorite classic commercials that we loved growing up. Nothing is more fun then watching and reliving these all over again. Watch your favorite commercial video clips at Encyclomedia.com

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