YouTube hosts a number of short tutorials to help users get started with Google tools. Google Reader Help Channel currently offers video tutorials on three topics: Getting Started, Reading Feeds and Sharing Items. The page also includes links to other Google channels. Terrific resources if your institution doesn’t block YouTube. Mine does.
Remember that hyperlinks were supposed to help us all become lateral thinkers? Here’s a lateral leap to the reason my institution blocks YouTube – Eagle Dawg Blog mentions the “#1 bandwidth, energy and productivity-sucker” based on her “completely unscientific research and observation of [her] colleagues” — viewing a suggested YouTube video, then surfing the Related Videos. More journalism news: a cup of Google Tea with your Brazilian Second Life Avatar explores the relationship between journalism and the reporting of scientific research.