The Boston marathon tragedy was one of many occasions when citizens were best placed to report the facts. Yet again, YouTube became the place to watch the story with hundreds of people at the finish line to film the horrific events as they unfolded.
As images and videos surfaced on the internet immediately after the explosions at the Boston marathon finish line, Storyful was checking their legitimacy.
Read how Storyful verified user-generated content as the tragedy unfolded.
At first, people were asking, ‘why would anyone watch this?’ Then they’d ask ‘why isn’t it making any money?’ After that, they begun saying ‘how can we get in on this thing?’ That’s where we are with internet video.
"Some YouTube users may be noticing that they can now edit their videos onsite thanks to a new feature that’s rolling out globally Wednesday.
Using the feature will enable you to edit uploaded YouTube videos while also maintaining the same video IDs, making it possible to hold onto view counts and comments. Existing links to the video will also continue to work. All you have to do is click “Edit Video” on your video’s page or on the My Videos page.”