Crowdsource the annotation of your videos

Now you can approach the annotation of YouTube videos as a team. I think this is a great idea, because I've got a lot of videos that I could use a bit of help with. As a caveat, the annotations remain, of course, outside of the video meaning that they are going to show up in Google searches but may not even appear with the video if it's embedded on another website.

The YouTube team has just completed a major upgrade to to annotations, the interactive commentary you can add to videos. Now you can add annotations to other people's videos (with permission from the video owner, of course). And if you want to let your friends add annotations to your video, simply view the video and you will see a special URL in the "Video Owner Options" on the right (you can also access this URL from the annotations editor). You can disable the URL at any time, and you can always delete annotations added by others.

I annotated this one myself:

via: YouTube

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.