Do you think MakeUseOf should have a video section?

Rajaa Chowdhury December 23, 2012
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I was thinking if there was a video section in the MakeUseOf website on product reviews and comparative analysis between Gadgets or OS, it will be great. Example,

iPad 4 vs. iPad 3 Speed Test
Google Nexus 4 vs Apple iPhone 5
Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III
iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4
iOS 6 vs. Jelly Bean
Google Nexus 10 vs Google Nexus 7
iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4
Windows Surface RT vs. iPad feature-by-feature

There can also be standalone gadget reviews. I think this can very very useful for us users, and help us make the correct choice much better. Posting as I want other MakeUseOf readers opinion also on this suggestion.

  1. Randy Menard
    December 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Yes. Any additional assistance you folks can provide is always helpful.
    Keep up the great work!!!

  2. Ryan Borja
    December 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Yes! Video section for reviews is nice

  3. Bumferry Hogart
    December 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    100% yes. A video section that not only does comparisons of products but shows products in use would set MUO apart from other sites.
    A brilliant idea!

  4. shaurya gupta
    December 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Hell yes, i mean there must be video for almost every article written on MUO. It could be a review video or a how-to instruction video....Even i could do that stuff for MUO!

  5. Paul Pruitt
    December 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    You could make a video section with entries from both staff and users. The subjects of videos could be HowTos, Site and Software Expositions and even Funny IT riffs. A point system could rank videos for user submissions.

  6. Piseth Mao
    December 24, 2012 at 7:43 am

    As long as the speed of video streaming is as fast as those on YouTube, it would be a great idea; however, a channel on youtube could also save some bandwidth on Makeuseof.

  7. Muo TechGuy
    December 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Yes, we should, and I've been pushing for one for a while now, but it's not on the immediate to-do list I'm afraid.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      December 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Thanks a ton for the response. Good to know that at-least it is under consideration, albeit for the future.

  8. Fawad Mirzad
    December 23, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I suggest posting some IT tips in video format. this do requires a bit more resources, from servers to video cameras, video editors. but do helps users. Hope they add a section if they can afford

    • Kamil Ko
      December 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      I agree but the regular tutorials are so well done that no video is needed.

  9. Alan Wade
    December 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I honestly believe sort out what you have and get it right then expand.

    • Alan Wade
      December 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

      A classic example would be the points system, either do away with them or fix them so they are fair!
      I have posted many times this week with points stagnated!

      • Rajaa Chowdhury
        December 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

        Alan,

        After the new system came into place, I just accumulated 12 points till now but still that gave immensely more satisfaction than accumulating hundreds previuosly.

      • Muo TechGuy
        December 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

        No game system is ever perfect, but the comment system is better now. You don't simply get points for posting comments - only for posting things which other users find useful, or enjoy. If it's a good comment, people will like it.

        • Rajaa Chowdhury
          December 23, 2012 at 11:27 am

          I 100% agree and second it.

        • Alan Wade
          December 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

          I hear you and in principle I agree with you but while people are amassing points for comments like "I agree" or "Thats right!" there will always be a bad taste in my mouth.
          I for one, and posted about it a while ago, would like to see the points system scrapped completely and then you would find that only the people who genuinely want to help will post.

        • Tina Sieber
          December 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

          We changed the point system because we didn't want to see all those short comments. Those people have not been earning any points for a while and now people who post valuable comments can potentially earn many points for each of their comments. I guess this just needs to catch on, everyone has to get used to liking comments on here again.

        • Douglas Mutay
          December 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

          If I get you right, you mean I can post a comment but as long as no one has liked it I don't get any point? Hum... it's good only if people are taking the time to read your comment. But have you noticed that people don't just read others comments? I have seen this because sometime there will be someone giving the exact answer as other people and also even when the person who has asked a question has said that he got his problem solved still you will see people commenting and giving suggestions...sometime the same as previous or just "crap". I have seen this situation many times and just understood that most people are not reading others comments. So if our reward will come ONLY from them, we're in trouble...

        • Douglas Mutay
          December 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

          And also how do I know who liked my comment? Is there a notification system for when someone liked my comment? I hope so.

  10. Âdil Farôôq
    December 23, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Cool Idea :) I also vote for this ...

  11. Kulwinder Rouri
    December 23, 2012 at 6:55 am

    This is cool and very useful idea to get more audience. But this will take time.

  12. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I hope MakeUseOf moderators heed to this request. :) Cheers!!!

  13. Jose Paolo Gonzales Otico
    December 23, 2012 at 6:38 am

    That's quite a clever idea. MakeUseOf Tutorial Youtube Channel!

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      December 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Yeps, I 100% agree to this idea. great suggestion. Bring up a MakeUseOf YouTube Channel and have a hyperlink to the main MakeUseOf website. Would not then have to the headache of extra coding and stuff as the framework is already existing. Lot of established IT companies and tech forums follow this method.

      • Muo TechGuy
        December 23, 2012 at 10:44 am

        We kind of already have a youtube channel, but its not used. I've begun posting more videos - like in the Surface RT review I did - but those have been uploaded to my own personal channel. There's a lot more to launching a video section than simply making videos (which is difficult in and of itself to do professionally). We'd need a new editor for instance, a new part of the site to be coded, and without lots of regular content it would be useless, so then we'd need to ensure authors are making videos. And of course, a lot of the authors can't do that, so ...

        (yeh... its not so simple)

        • Rajaa Chowdhury
          December 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

          Sorry i made it hear so simple being a non-technical person. Obviously you guys would know much better about it. Thanks for making it clear. Merry Christmas in advance. :)

  14. Meeth Jain
    December 23, 2012 at 5:50 am

    definitely yes....
    they can also add video tutorials...

  15. John Petersen
    December 23, 2012 at 5:12 am

    that would be an excellent idea

  16. Junil Maharjan
    December 23, 2012 at 5:10 am

    This is a great idea. definitely yes.

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