YouTube Now Blows The Vuvuzela
Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 3:55 am
It looks like the Vuvuzela, an African horn, notorious for its loudness, refuses to tone down and encouraging it to keep going is the popular video sharing site YouTube.
YouTube, popular videos sharing site, is all set to play a new prank.It has introduced a button which appears in the shape of a football on the bottom right hand corner below the screen. It allows fans of the controversial African plastic trumpet to use its sound on film clips of political events, animal capers and music videos, often to hilarious effect.
YouTube has not added the new feature to all videos, it is experimenting its new move by introducing it to a selective few political as well as popular videos. YouTube users can check videos of David Cameron’s speech on being elected as the British prime minister, a fist fight in the Nigerian parliament following the suspension of 11 legislators and US President Barack Obama’s duel with a fly during a broadcast interview with MSNBC to have an “ears-on-experience” of the new feature.
If the new feature is made available for all the other videos, YouTube might just be able to awake the mischievous and rebellious side inside us. It will also make the video watching a personal experience with viewers needing only a single button to convey their frustration or excitement.
Critics though have criticized the move saying that the Vuvuzela’s noise may drown the original soundtrack of the videos being played.