Last month, I wrote about various timeline tools and how they’re a great way to present temporally-based information. I’ve been using SIMILE Timeline and MyTimeline for a number of projects. (MyTimeline is built on SIMILE Timeline.) Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to embed videos into the timeline events in SIMILE Timeline.
Now there’s TimeTube from Dipity [via NewTeeVee], which is all about presenting videos on a timeline. Enter in keywords, click the Build TubeLine button, and you’ll get back an interactive timeline, aka a TubeLine, of YouTube videos tagged with your keywords.
TimeTube TubeLines have a very interesting presentation, which you can embed on a page, but there’s no refined control over it. For example, here’s a TubeLine for Saturday Night Live videos on YouTube:
You can actually link to specific events in the timeline – something you can’t do with SIMILE Timeline. However, what I’m really looking to do is to present a timeline of all the SNL cast members since 1975, with a select video – if available – of each member. So for getting finer control, I’m sticking with SIMILE Timeline. I just wish I could figure out how to embed videos in its events.