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Paul can you comment on this please?

  1. Jerrico Usher profile image57
    Jerrico Usherposted 10 years ago

    You tube video capsule feature added to profile so we can put a video introduction of ourselves on our profile..

    profiles are our front line of those discovering us as writers here, but I would like to suggest you allow us to add a capsule for youtube onto our profiles page so we can for example record a video where we talk about ourselves, introduce ourselves in motion, and express charictor.

    This would help people with getting fans and could be a great way to introduce people to the hub pages community (to get them to sign up under us).. it would be a great help to hubers because its more impactful than a picture alone and when they read our work they will be able to step into the visual as well as written mindset of the author.

    I hope you can do this, if not I could create a hub that would accomplish the same thing and simply link them to it, but the impact would be more emmediate if we could just put it right below our picture for example even if you limited the size of the video (and they could go to the youtube page to see it bigger) it would be an innovative and cool feature.

    Another suggestion is if the video is too much eye candy for the plain but distinct look and feel of our profile I suggest you crreate a seperate page (which means more ad impression activity so this helps you help us help add value and exposure to the hub pages revenue earning potential) just for this video (so it could also be big, and include a comment text capsule for us to put a comment too) and link it in a distinct and fixed place on the profile page, essentially it would be a blue/grey box under the picture that says "see this huber in real time" or something to that effect.

    as most people are curious beings this would probably get alot of exposure on all profiles and so more potential ad clicks (hubers would format their comments under the video to reflect the same rules of exposure on google search engines only in a more focused arena), actually what could be cool is putting the link there on the main page, and whne they click it it does what our capsules do, fade the main page out then highlight and center the youtube video but instead of it being editable it would just be a video playing with your profile being a canvas, would look really classy, and to have this ability to load automatically without having to click play first would be a great asset. it would in essence be a popup in the capsule style and look which I really love, as it feels so high tech yet so analog in presentation..

    My other idea is this is a benefit for hubers on the service who talk to one another in the forum. One of our forum problems I notice is that people are reading each other wrong. As writers we are opinionated naturally, but our words don't always come across how we mean them and people get offended. I know I've read people wrong only to discover this through humbling myself and appealing to their patient side  with the video blurb so to speak of our introduction to hubpages and ourselves, other hubers can go to their peers pages and watch them talk and express their charictor in their body language etc..

    and get a better more enlightened sense of that persons personality. Some people appear a bit rigid in writing but when you see them talk you "get it" as its not them being mean but simply being themselves (expalained better when you see them talk) so their expression could become a misunderstanding of their personality. This video could help clear up this and avoid tantrums in the forum more readily. so tis all around a great idea for hub pages and behooths you to add it.. I think it would resolve alot of things and gain more sign ups which to all of us means more money more fun and its a classy feature to have.. gives hubpages a high tech appeal.


    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is a good way to accomplish your goal, and best of all it doesn't require any effort on my part and is available to you immediately smile

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image79
    Maddie Ruudposted 10 years ago


    I'm not Paul, but I have a thought.  You can put HTML code into your profile blurb, and add a youtube video that way, if you'd like.  No need for "capsules" of any kind on the profile, I think.

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image57
      Jerrico Usherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      really? sweet!

      1. Jerrico Usher profile image57
        Jerrico Usherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        we can answer our fan mail just takes one step more, click their picture to go to their page, then click contact user (email link) and there you go, I answer all fan mail this way. as for the html video gonna try that.. wonder why noones done it yet if its a feature? or have they?

  3. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image87
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 10 years ago


    My two cents...

    I think this idea has edge.  I like it.

    Not that I am comfortable with live video of myself.  I prefer to be behind the lens of my camera.  That is why I like writing and being 'the' photographer, amateur as I am in both.  Perhaps it is control:-)

    Just deciding to use an actual picture of myself was a huge decision...  now we are thinking 'video introductions'.  Yikes!

    The reason I would second this motion, is because I know that  this is what will add to the dominance of Hub Pages as being the best in its class.   People spend so much time 'with' their computers now.   I believe that adding the 'personal' ability to be seen in motion could add a very important aspect of making it 'personal'.  Obviously that is why everyone is all about You Tube already.  Particularly in this environment.  These could be updated on a constant basis, daily, weekly, etc...

    Even the idea of being able to answer some of our fan mail would be really fun, after the nervous learning curve of being in front of a camera is past.

    When I was trying to decide which picture I should use of myself.... out of about 15,000 pictures I have taken and stored on my computer at this time, more in backup -- there were maybe three.  I am not kidding.

    Later in my life, people will see all my pics and wonder.... was she there?  But you guys are younger and ready to enter this world.  I will need to nudge myself into this online video world.

    Maddie -  I actually attempted just yesterday to use an html code to embed into my profile...  I could not get it to take it.  Perhaps it is because I am on a mac?



    Jerrico - is this being done on any other site similar to this one that you know of?  It is alway best, to be first!

    See Ya!