Friday, February 19, 2010

Youtube!! I can also Youtube

When did you learn to Youtube? How many days or years ago? YouTube has grown into such an extent that, it has become like the google search for videos. The video streaming has become more bearable as the speed of internet have improved beyond acceptable limits. You can comfortably watch a video on today's broad band network.

To me, learning how to use youtube has never been a big task as I was used to "Graphic User Interfaces"(GUI) before. Very simple user interface means just minutes to learn it. For a person from a computer background you will take minutes nay seconds to learn it. What if you are not well tuned with using computer?

What if you are a person who has not had enough exposure to computer GUI before? It will take sometime to even get the hang of using the mouse. We take it for granted now a days that, when a person touches the mouse he would be able to handle it instantly. I found out that, it is not the case. My mom has started using the computer off late. She is not good with GUI or neither the interface. She finds it difficult to move even the mouse. Her hands take the mouse arrow in an elliptical orbit as compared to the parabolic one we use. :)

She was very curious to see some videos on YouTube. She had not used an Internet Explorer browser before. I taught her how to go to the site. At the beginning, she found it difficult to map things which were happening. As the days went on, she got the hang of using the mouse and also double click.

One day when I came back home from office, she was watching some devotional songs on YouTube. She did surprise me with her computer handling skills on that day. :) She has improved leaps and bounds :)

6 comments:

nitin said...

my mother can only play games on computers....for hours!!!!

LAN said...

@nitin: hahaha.....my mom has yet not learnt that part...soon she will

Kalyan ( Progress for all) said...

This is really a good achievement. My mom is totally oblivious to computers.

LAN said...

Sorry for the late reply kalyan!!
true; my mom did not know anything in computers; now she can atleast do the basic things!! I am really happy for her :)

Choco said...

Aha! Your mum is hooked to youtube? And uses it to listen to devotional songs? How cool is that? :D

Mine just reads blogs, loves the keyboard shortcuts and hates the mouse! :)

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