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How to share video with friends

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We will show you how to share videos with friends on the web and electronically

In a lot of ways, the Internet has made the world smaller than it ever was before. No longer do we need to travel for days on end in order to catch a moment with that beloved family member or friend. No longer do we have to pay long distance phone charges in order to have a conversation with them.

In other ways, the Internet has made it far too easy to lose touch with people. We assume it will be so simple to check on our nieces or nephews and then, in a flash those little family members have grown up. The best way to make sure that we are able to stay in touch with people, when we don't have the time to pay a visit or even make a phone call is to share photos and videos with those we love.

So what do we need to do in order to know how to share videos with friends? There are a couple of different ways that we can do this with minimal effort. The Internet is very good in making that possible as well.

Online Video Sharing Sites

With all the devices that can take, upload and download video, its not particularly surprising that there are almost as many sites that allow you to host your video online. The best known site is of course YouTube.

YouTube went from a simply video hosting site to a place where people have actually jumpstarted careers, but in the end, the main point of the site is to place and host videos. The big drawback of a site like YouTube is that it isn't easy to keep videos you host on the site private. There are however several easy ways to share new videos there. As long as you don't mind someone you don't know seeing one of your videos, YouTube has many upsides.

Flikr is another site that allows you to host videos and photos and share them with your friends. The drawback with a site like this is that there is a pretty strict limit to how much you host on the site and at some point it no longer becomes free to share your videos with your friends.

There are other, lesser known video sharing sites, like Viddler, that have some pretty good privacy controls, meaning that when you share a video you can make sure that only friends and family are seeing those videos.

Email and Text Messaging

If you aren't trying to share a library of different photos or videos you can use the old reliable services such as email. Using email to share videos with your friends certainly isn't something that is brand new, though there are devices that make it that much easier. Smartphones can take the video and email it right away. Gone are the days when we have to shoot the video, download it to your computer, go to your email program and upload them from your desktop. Smartphones and mobile devices are making sharing videos that much easier.

There are also text messaging services that will allow you to share short videos through SMS, though it can take quite a bit of time to send them if you aren't doing so while connected to a WiFi network.

NFC Technology

Android has actually made it easier than ever to know how to share videos with friends, assuming that your friends also have Android phones with the latest NFC technology. Android phones such as the Galaxy S III boast the ability to share videos and photos simply by placing the phone and your friend's Android Phone back to back and beaming the videos to the other phone.

This is the simplest and quickest way to share videos, though it obviously also requires that you are actually in the presence of your friends. It isn't going to work if you're trying to share videos with someone hundreds or even thousands of miles away.

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