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What is a thumbnail?

Thumbnails – little pictures, lots of power

Thumbnails can be found everywhere online. These small images help users to get a preview of web content such as photos or videos, and to select what might interest them. Thumbnails can be seen as teaser, formatted as compressed images. Website operators use the thumbnail images to attract attention and gain clicks. But what exactly are thumbnails? And when are they used?

What is YouTube Stories?

YouTube Stories: The video platform now offers a Story function

In order to remain at the forefront of the social media world, even pioneers like YouTube must be guided by younger competition from time to time. Youtube has therefore decided to introduce another communication channel in addition to the Community feature. Like Snapchat and Instagram, the video platform now has a Story feature that allows you to share short videos with your followers. Originally...

YouTube alternatives: an overview of the best portals

The 8 best YouTube alternatives at a glance

YouTube has revolutionised the internet: since it was founded, it has been inundated with video content and more than a billion users have been recorded. No other alternative has come close to this impressive number. But what are the other alternatives to YouTube and what do they have to offer? Here are the eight best YouTube alternatives at a glance.

Delete Twitch account

Deleting your Twitch account: here’s how to

Do you want to delete your Twitch account, but don’t know how to get started? If you’ve had enough of the livestreaming platform, deleting your account is easy as 1-2-3. Be aware that deleting your account means that your name and data will be gone! If that step is too much, you can also just disable it to use it again later. We’ll show you both options.

WebM

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...

What does lol mean?

What does lol mean? Internet abbreviations and acronyms

What does lol mean? Anyone who regularly spends time online has surely encountered the expression before. The Internet is home to numerous expressions that might appear cryptic to the uninitiated. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to catch on quickly. Keep reading to find out what lol stands for, how to use it, and what other online abbreviations you should be aware of.

Netiquette

Netiquette: What you need to know for discussions online

When participating in discussions online, you should be sure to follow the netiquette of the group you’re interacting in. If you violate these rules of politeness, you’ll not only make a bad impression but might even have your post deleted or be banned from the group. But since netiquette is pretty much universal, you can easily avoid landing in these sticky situations.

Twitch Streaming: Tutorials for PC, PS4 and Xbox

Twitch stream tutorial: how do you stream on Twitch?

Twitch has become of the most popular streaming platforms worldwide in recent years. Gamers in particular, will get their money’s worth with the wide range of video game broadcasts. But what exactly are the requirements and challenges that need to be met or mastered when publishing and maintaining a stream on Twitch? Our Twitch Stream tutorial provides guides for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation users.

What is a podcast?

What is a podcast?

Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of content. They are seen as being a convenient and multi-layered medium perfect for listening to on the go. It’s not only private individuals who use the format as an uncomplicated and effective platform for their ideas and content, for quite some time now podcasts have become a very powerful marketing tool. As well as answering the question of...

How to embed a video with HTML

Embedding videos on your page

With HTML5, uploading video content onto your website is easier than ever. The most recent version of this popular mark-up language defines a new native element, video, and the associated programming interface. Website operators can also embed audio-visual content onto their online presences using video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.


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