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The Last HOPE (2008): "YouTomb - A Free Culture Hack" (DVD)

The Last HOPE (2008): "YouTomb - A Free Culture Hack" (DVD)

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Sunday, July 20, 2008: 3:00 pm (Hopper): YouTomb (youtomb.mit.edu) scans sections of sites where popular videos pop up (Digg, Technorati, YouTube, etc.) and adds these videos to a database. This growing database is continually re-scanned and all the metadata is logged. When a video from the YouTomb database (about a quarter million right now) goes down, it is featured on the YouTomb website. The future of YouTomb may include: tracking geographic blocking, caching the videos themselves, tools for bloggers and people embedding YouTube clips, a search function(!), and more. YouTomb was born at Free Culture MIT. This session will begin as a presentation, but should quickly become an interactive discussion.

Hosted by Oliver Day, Dean Jansen, Quentin Smith and Christina Xu