Help End Global Poverty

In the year 2000, world leaders set the Millennium Development Goals and promised to end extreme poverty by the year 2015. We only have 7 years left — now is the time to urge leaders to keep their promise to the world’s poorest citizens.

Celebs like Will.I.Am, Scarlett Johansson, Fergie, Bono and John Legend are already adding their names to the campaign — now it’s your turn.

It’s easy — just upload a video to www.youtube.com/inmyname stating your name, your home country, and your message telling world leaders to end poverty. Be as creative and compelling as you like. Then, together, we’ll create a mash-up of the best videos and broadcast it to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

You can learn more and upload your video now at www.youtube.com/inmyname.

YouTube Supports Captioning!

I learned about this today, through the Google Nonprofit Newsletter:

“If you’re a non-profit organization with global membership, or you have members who are hearing-impaired, YouTube is making it easier for you to communicate. A few weeks ago, YouTube launched a new captioning feature which allows people who would not otherwise understand the audio track in a video to follow along. You can add captions to one of your videos by uploading a closed caption file using the “Captions and Subtitles” menu on the editing page. To add several captions to a video, simply upload multiple files. If you want to include foreign subtitles in multiple languages, upload a separate file for each language. There are over 120 languages to choose from and you can add any title you want for each caption.

To find out more about the new captions feature and view examples of them in use, read the full blog post here.”

Very exciting news for hearing-impaired folks! I am very glad to read this.