Google Video describes itself as:

…the world’s first open online video marketplace, where you can search for, watch and even buy an ever-growing collection of TV shows, movies, music videos, documentaries, personal productions and more.

Google Video offers free non-professional content, free previews of commercial content, and access to commercial content via the Google Video Store and a Google Account.

An example of curricular use of Google Video can be seen in a keyword search for “Darfur.” The search currently yields 43 videos. The example below is a:

30-second Public Service Announcement featuring Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life survivor whose story inspired the Academy-Award nominated movie “Hotel Rwanda? and Don Cheadle, the Academy-Award nominated actor who portrayed him on-screen.

As you can see, this embedded video plays right within your web browser. When viewing a Google Video on the Google Video website, you can click the right sidebar link PUT ON SITE to copy and paste HTML code to embed the video on your webpage, as I have done above and below. Very cool, very powerful, very simple. (That is the “Google way,” isn’t it?!)

Some of the clips are longer too. This one about Darfur from LinkTV is almost 30 minutes long. LinkTV’s slogan is “Television without Borders.”

LinkTV’s website describes itself as:

Global and national news, uncompromising documentaries and diverse cultural programs, connecting you to the world. Link TV offers in-depth programs on issues that matter, without censorship or commercials. WE link you to people at the heart of the news and provide ways to take action.

Via Raj Boora’s post on “Spore – Sim Everything.”

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