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Last week we asked where you go to find what’s hot online today Where Do You Go To Find What's Hot Online Today? [Poll] Where Do You Go To Find What's Hot Online Today? [Poll] Read More . And guess what? Most of you head straight for your RSS reader, where you’ve got all your favourite feeds ready and waiting for you.

We collected 298 votes which were broken up like this: 29% head to their RSS reader; 11% go to somewhere not on the list (a few of those people mentioned where they go in the comments Where Do You Go To Find What's Hot Online Today? [Poll] Where Do You Go To Find What's Hot Online Today? [Poll] Read More if you want some good ideas); 10% get cool links from Twitter (from one of the many ways to do so); 8% head to Facebook; 8% expect to find the best stuff in their email; 7% find great things on YouTube; 7% find great news on Reddit; 5% people go to DIGG; 4% use Delicious; 4% find hot stuff on StumbleUpon; 3% use PopURLs to find the top news; Flickr and Slashdot both scored 2% of the votes.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


Unsurprisingly, it looks like we find our own RSS readers have a better selection of content than any one site on the web.

This week’s poll question is: How many YouTube videos have you downloaded?

We know there’s a number of ways to download video from YouTube. But Tina Sieber was wondering how many people actually do it? And if so, how much do they download? And no, we don’t mean streaming it normally (even though technically that’s downloading) “” we mean saving a copy to your hard drive.

Did you copy something from YouTube just so you could watch it all the way through without interruption? Do you like to put YouTube clips on your iPod? Do you even know whether it’s legal to download video from YouTube or not? Should YouTube offer an easy-download option itself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  1. Filmes Cine Fox
    March 12, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I searched our lot. I found only here I loved the bully site

  2. Michelle Pendlelton
    March 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I like what js has mentioned. There are good content that suddenly disappear over time. It's good that we're able to watch these things for free, but after some time, the user might get suspended or the video might get deleted for some reason. I've been streaming funny videos and some movies now. I admit that I've downloaded a few, but it won't reach more that a gigabyte of downloaded data.

  3. Aibek
    January 18, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Looking at my own Youtube browsing habits I am pretty sure I would visit
    Youtube a lot less if there would be a download options :-)

    Most of us keep coming back to the site watching the same videos over
    and over. :-)

    Aibek

  4. js
    January 18, 2011 at 6:22 am

    I download from YouTube for two reasons. Firstly, to keep hold of interesting content which might disappear, secondly to have a local copy of something I might need to access offline. Mostly this is related to my teaching work: if I prepare a class around a particular piece of content, I need to know I can get at it both now and in future years.

    • Angela Alcorn
      January 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

      Very good reason!

  5. Makeuseof-disqus
    January 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    http://deturl.com has 3 excellent ways.
    1. Like many sites, enter the youtube url into a box.
    2. A simple URL Hack (see the home page for explanation).
    3. Best of all, an excellent bookmark.

  6. Aibek
    January 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    see,

    4 Quick Ways To Download YouTube Videos Off The Net
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4...

  7. Just Outsourcing
    January 17, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I have never downloaded a YouTube video because I don't know how to!!

  8. danny6114
    January 17, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Youtube should absolutely make it so you can download videos.

    • Aibek
      January 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

      That will be problematic considering there are millions of copyrighted videos on the website. Plus adding this feature is likely to reduce pageviews.

      • Angela Alcorn
        January 18, 2011 at 7:16 am

        I'm sure YouTube could allow the person who owns the video to choose whether it was downloadable. But, you're right. It would decrease pageviews so they'll probably never even consider it. :)

        • Aibek
          January 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

          Looking at my own Youtube browsing habits I am pretty sure I would visit
          Youtube a lot less if there would be a download options :-)

          Most of us keep coming back to the site watching the same videos over
          and over. :-)

          Aibek

        • Angela Alcorn
          January 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

          Heh. You're probably right there.

        • Just Outsourcing
          January 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

          They used to allow owners to download their own videos, but they removed that option for some weird reason. Thanks to Aibek and Makeuseof-disqus however, I successfully retrieved what's mine! :-)

        • Angela Alcorn
          January 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

          Great to hear. :)

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