I have to share a Twitter crowdsourcing success story from today. I was leading a workshop in digital storytelling for CBCnews.ca. A journalist asked how to embed a YouTube video in a Google map. I had to confess that I didn’t know. Then I asked my tweeps:
They answered quickly:
Not surprisingly, the CBC journalist and I were not the only ones curious about this:
In the afternoon exercise, where teams of CBC journalists were planning digital storytelling projects, the journalist who asked embedded some YouTube videos in Google maps.
In case you didn’t gather this from those tweets, it’s this simple: When you’re in the editing mode for a map, editing the content that opens up when you click a pin, you’ll see an HTML option. Click that and paste the embed code in the text window. Save. I did a quick map with some embedded videos: