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Lisa Du is director of ReadyTechGo, a service that helps people gain the confidence and skills to embrace modern technology.

People are increasingly choosing to watch videos on the Internet over television, and you've probably heard people talk about a website called YouTube.

What is YouTube?

YouTube is a free video sharing website that allows anyone to watch videos if you have an internet connection. You can also create your own videos, and share your videos online for others to view.

You can watch just about anything on YouTube. Here's five reasons why YouTube is pretty awesome!

3 great reasons to use YouTube

1. Education as entertainment

YouTube contains educational videos, so you can learn anything from "how to perfect risotto", through to "How to fix a leaky tap".

When you visit the YouTube website, click into the Search field, and type what you would like to watch and learn!

2. Listen to full albums for free

YouTube is a great source for listening to music. A lot of the music videos you find on YouTube also contain videos, so you watch the video clips.

To listen to full albums on YouTube:

Just type in the artists name in the Search bar. E.g. Bruce Springsteen album.

A list of options will appear for you to listen to!

3. YouTube movies

There are a selection of free movies you can watch on YouTube, and documentaries. For new releases, and other movies, you stream them on YouTube for a small fee, roughly $3.99.

Please note that using YouTube relies on an active internet connection, so please make sure you have enough internet allowance/data before visiting YouTube. It's easy to get carried away watching videos!

Do you use YouTube? What’s your favourite video to watch?

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