Sunday, August 10, 2008
I've written here and elsewhere about several unconventional research toold for writers, including eBay and Amazon.com. Here's another: YouTube. If you need background on an institution, a particular city, a building style, a celebrity, or any of endless other subjects, there's a good [possibility someone has produced a video having to do with it--and uploaded it to YouTube. I found several useful videos there when I was writing On the Way to the Web and Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Invented Talk TV.