New Thing #341: A YouTube Account

You_TubeHere's a terrible thing that's happening more and more lately: I keep forgetting certain passwords.

Not like e-mail or Facebook passwords - ones I use often.

The ones I use more rarely are the ones that don't stay in my head.

Two factors contribute to this - one being that I always log out of a site when I leave it, and the other is that I use different passwords for most sites.

I think I might have to change my approach, because it's preventing me from signing up for new online accounts.

But I tell you all this because I have yet another account to keep track of.

Last week I tried a New Thing with video attached to it.

And I figured the easiest way to share it with you (coming soon!) would be to put it on YouTube rather than upload it right here.

But in order to do that, I needed to have a YouTube account.

Now, you know I'm no stranger to YouTube - I've embedded plenty of videos from it on this site over the course of this year.

It's just that I've never had an actual YouTube account before.

Except I have, apparently. Sometime in the past couple of months I started to get YouTube e-mails on my gmail account. I don't remember signing up for them, but when I clicked onto YouTube to sign up for an account, it brought me to gmail.

So I signed in with my gmail account, and automatically I was on my YouTube account, where I could apparently set up video stations and all manner of things.

And I could upload video…which I'll do sometime this weekend, and then I'll post on Monday here a link to what I uploaded over there.

The best part of this whole YouTube thing?

Since it's the same as my gmail account, I don't have to think up another new password.