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Knowledge Community Video Sites

People are crazy about watching videos on Youtube, Metacafe & Co. but the videos there are in most cases either entertaining or kinda crappy. In my opinion, it's a little hard to find really good or useful videos on those websites due to the sheer amount of videos that get published on them every hour.

While you may be able to find videos if you carefully word your search phrases, it is often the case that you do get unrelated or unfitting videos in the search results next to some that provide you with what you have been looking for.

You probably want to learn something new sometimes and in such case video tutorials are often better suited than text tutorials. Instead of just reading how something is done, you hear and see it instead. This may include additional tips and information that written tutorials may not include, making video tutorials a great source of knowledge.

sutree knowledge communitySuTree is a social website aimed at creating and maintaining a knowledge community. They collect video lessons, tutorials and short how-to videos from the community, let users decide which are the best ones and also approve the videos themselves (at least they claim so). SuTree was also nominated for the CNET's WebWare 100 competition.

Currently there are about 5500 videos in the site's database divided into several categories including computers and electronics. In the computers category for example there are videos about Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint and similar common applications.

However, for tutorials of this kind maybe I'd better suggest you to take a look at the previously mentioned Showmedo which is probably more specialized in this kind of tutorials.

SuTree still offers interesting stuff, though. I especially enjoyed the Everyday Advice category which is a collection of all sorts of advice from self defense to wrapping gifts.

Update: The video site has improved over the course of years, featuring more than 90,000 videos now. You can still browse one of the categories on top, use the tag system or search to find video tutorials of interest.

Note that videos do not play on the site itself, but that you are redirected to the source site, e.g. YouTube, where you can play the video.

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