YouTube will now let viewers add annotations to films submitted by other people. Will it spark a new wave of Wikipedia-style online vandalism? Find out how others can doodle on your YouTube videos after the jump!
As of today, the YouTube annotations feature, letting you add text, labels and links to videos you upload, has opened up. Add a video and you’ll be given a special link to share with friends, who will now be able to annotate your movie as you would.
This new YouTube annotations addition is great news for the “Look what we all did last night” crowd, but could be a drawback if your friends share the link with too many others, and could easily lead to vandalism of your videos.
Luckily, YouTube annotations now have a few useful safety clauses too: the video owner will still have approval on annotations added by others, and you can choose to switch annotations off from the start, which is a relief.
What do you reckon though? Is this a useful feature? Do you actually use YouTube annotations? Shout up in the comments below.