Thanks Google, But I Rather Use YouTube

When I first applied for my job at Faronics, one of the first things I had to do was to write an article on Faronics.

I didn’t know anything about the company. In fact I wasn’t sure if the opportunity was even worth considering. I wasn’t interested in spending too much time on the task, so a day spent researching and learning about Faronics seemed like a LOT of work; especially with no guarantees.

I decided the fastest and easiest way to complete this was to rely on my number one source for information: YouTube.

Unlike the research I would have done through Google, the videos I found on YouTube actually made sense. I was lucky enough to find a video of a sales manager describing in detail two of the products. I immediately understood. I never would have gained this knowledge from Google.

Since that time the Faronics YouTube channel has grown a lot! –Yet, it still achieves the goal of making software easy enough for everyone to understand. For example, take our Layered Security video. Explaining the combination of anti-virus, application whitelisting, and instant system restore was confusing to some people, so we made a video. Now when people watch the video, they get it. It just makes sense.

How do you prefer to learn? Do you rely on Google or YouTube?

 

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?