Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Social networks that also support video

From: Up and Running with Online Social Video

Video: Social networks that also support video

Now that we've talked about some common online video platforms, I wanted to address the social side of things a little bit. You may be thinking, well I do most of my social networking in Facebook and can't you just upload videos directly from there? The answer to that question is yes. Facebook is a social network that also functions as a video platform. When you click here for Add Photos or Video, you're given a choice to upload photos or video. If you choose a video to upload, such as this one, as long as it's optimized properly, it's going to embed right on your Facebook profile with no other software or websites needed. My point here, is that Facebook in this way functions much like YouTube or Vimeo. It's not necessary to have anything outside of the Facebook interface, to post videos, and that works really well for a lot of people. Not all of the social networks work exactly the same way, however. If you are a Twitter user, there is a video service called Vine, but it specializes in uploading mobile videos with a maximum length of six seconds. So, Vine is sort of meant to mimic the 140 character writing style, that twitter pioneered.

Social networks that also support video

Now that we've talked about some common online video platforms, I wanted to address the social side of things a little bit. You may be thinking, well I do most of my social networking in Facebook and can't you just upload videos directly from there? The answer to that question is yes. Facebook is a social network that also functions as a video platform. When you click here for Add Photos or Video, you're given a choice to upload photos or video. If you choose a video to upload, such as this one, as long as it's optimized properly, it's going to embed right on your Facebook profile with no other software or websites needed. My point here, is that Facebook in this way functions much like YouTube or Vimeo. It's not necessary to have anything outside of the Facebook interface, to post videos, and that works really well for a lot of people. Not all of the social networks work exactly the same way, however. If you are a Twitter user, there is a video service called Vine, but it specializes in uploading mobile videos with a maximum length of six seconds. So, Vine is sort of meant to mimic the 140 character writing style, that twitter pioneered.

You can post longer videos to your Twitter page, but you do need an other application. There are some dedicated plug in application such as Twitvid that facilitates uploading videos to Twitter, but you need a separate account. Another choice, is to post your video on video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo, and then use that iteration of the video to pose to twitter. Let me show you what that looks like once it's done. Here you can see what a Vimeo video looks like, on new Twitter stream.

As you can see, it looks just like and embedded Vimeo video. The key here is to recognize, that sometimes you need more than one platform to get what you want. If you like to post a lot of videos on Twitter, you probably want to either also post them on a video platform, like Vimeo or YouTube or look at some of those external plug-ins like Twitvid. As you go down through the other popular social networks such as Pinterest and Tumblr, these work more like Twitter. It's often a good idea to post your video first on YouTube or Vimeo, and then use that as a platform to add to your Tumblr, your Pinterest or etc. In most cases, we're not just adding our own videos, but we can add videos created by other people to share them.

That's the case here, where a radio show has shared a staff pick from Vimeo. Okay, that should get you started, about thinking of posting videos from the social site. What are the tools that I need for my chosen social network to add video?

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Online Social Video
Up and Running with Online Social Video

15 video lessons · 3007 viewers

Jason Osder
Author

 

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Online Social Video.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.