Characterizing Videos and Users in YouTube: A Survey

TitleCharacterizing Videos and Users in YouTube: A Survey
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsChowdhury SA, Makaroff D
Conference NameBroadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA), 2012 Seventh International Conference on
Date Published11/2012
PublisherBroadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA), 2012 Seventh International Conference on
Conference LocationVictoria, BC
ISBN Number978-1-4673-2972-9
Accession Number13249984
Abstract

Web 2.0 has reshaped the way people interact with Web sites. People are now able to view content created by other users as well as publish their own content on Web 2.0 sites, instead of downloading content created by a small number of publishing professionals. Understanding the characteristics of these sites has become a subject of immense interest to the Internet service providers, content makers and on-line advertisers. This understanding is also important for the sustainable development of the content distribution systems themselves. As an approach to comprehend the characteristics of media content delivery systems in Web 2.0, a significant amount of research has been done in investigating the characteristics of YouTube. In this paper, a survey of findings of the characteristics of YouTube and related sites is presented from both video and user perspectives along with some open research issues. This kind of study is instrumental to understand the usage of YouTube and other similar user generated content (UGC) sites.

DOI10.1109/BWCCA.2012.47
Refereed DesignationUnknown