So I was feeling inspired and decided to do my first assignment after a long work week. My first assignment in which I choose to tackle was the Web Assignment YouTube It Your Way. This assignment was actually quite entertaining!!!
In terms of videos, I choose an old American Idol auditioning video. As you can imagine not everyone deserves to be on that show. So what I did was I altered a bad auditioning video i.e. Nashville Worst American Idol’s ….and transformed it into a must click video for all those aspiring singers out there trying to get on idol.
Step 1. I followed the directions on the X-Ray Goggles and dragged the yellow “activate,” tab to my bookmark tool bar.
I went on YouTube and found a couple of YouTube videos that I thought would easily trick people. I thought the best videos for that would be performance videos so I found the following video below and took a screenshot of what the page looked like before hand. (Credit:
Step 3: I then activated X-Ray Goggles to change the page and instead of it being the worst American Idol Audition video ever from Nashville it turned into one of the best!
To make it even more believable I changed some of the related video links that were brought up along with the original “worst American idol,” search to give a more authentic look.
Things I did:
*I changed the number of views the video had to about 3 million more views then the original!
*I edited the titles of the results video links to say best auditions instead of worst.
*I also changed the number of likes to a different number
* I also edited the tag from “Nashville Worst Auditions,” to “The Best Auditions Ever. Why didn’t these people make it, click to learn how!”
Step 5: I just had fun with this, the application of X-Ray Goggles itself was really entertaining, I can see myself using this in the future!