Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.
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Now that YouTube officially supports 15-minute videos, Andy Warhol's dictum that we'd all be famous for 15 minutes has proven more than a little prescient. Viral video is nothing to scoff at. There's more than just page-view bragging rights at stake--there's real money to be made. (Get popular enough, and YouTube will cut you in on ad revenue.)
In response to some recent posts about YouTube, reader Miles wrote me to ask about YouTube "buffeting" (I think he means buffering, unless YouTube has started generating strong winds in his area).
Yesterday we talked about customizing your YouTube homepage settings -- and protecting your privacy while you're at it.