YouTube Adds New Functionality for Categories

Andy Plesser at Beet.TV reports that You Tube last night introduced new functionality that will let users to organize clips around designated categories. For those managing a large number of clips this will be a welcome addition. Previously, clips whether uploaded to a channel or to a regular account, simply went up in a semi-random order -- usually chronological. Users could organize their clips into playlists, but there was no way to group clips more completely. This change, which I've not yet tested out, will let the user decide how to organize their clips and will improve the user experience. Andy notes that this will make YouTube more Flickr-like.

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Amanda Watlington is the owner of Searching for Profit, a search marketing consultancy focusing on the interaction of the consumer with businesses using search engines, RSS, blogs, podcasting or other new media to deliver their message. She is a frequent speaker at Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld and other industry conferences. She's the author of three books and has written feature articles for over thirty magazines and journals. She has twenty years of experience as a communications, sales and business strategy consultant, and over ten years as a search marketer.