Youth Media Exchange (ymex.org) accepts digital media work of all kinds as long as they are related to global issues and/or how digital media affects your life. The vision of ymex.org is to create a space where members can critically discuss a variety of world views on select issues as well as communicate your own perspectives through your digital media skills. Ymex.org is a space where you can sharpen your digital literacy skills, get valuable feedback to your work, and collaborate with members in other parts of the world.
Due to the participatory spirit of the site, you are responsible for linking to or embedding your own work based on the ymex.org guidelines. Ymex.org does not host media (with the exception of images), it must be linked to or embedded from other websites which do host media. The list of websites we think are best for this purpose are listed in our Resources section. To keep the exchange positive and focused, we will be monitoring the site for inappropriate material (*listed below).
encourage everyone to use Creative Commons when sharing your work.
Click here to learn more about it : http://creativecommons.org/ and
here to learn more about the variations in Creative Commons licenses
http://creativecommons.org/license/. As for work that is created by
others and taken from other sources or websites (such as YouTube or
SlideShare), it is extremely important that you credit the source of
that work. Think of it as if others are using your media creations –
you would like to get credit for it. So we are asking you to do that
for others. All submissions must have:
1.Who created the work?
2. Where you found it?
3. How do you know you can share it (Creative Commons, permission from creator)?
We also hope you will collaborate as much as possible with other youth from your community and from other countries. A few brains at work can be better than one – as well as provide a truly global perspective on an issue! In the spirit of ymex.org, please mention of all the participants involved in every process.
*Submissions must fit the mission and vision of ymex.org, which are:
1. Promoting cross-cultural expression and dialogue through digital media.
2. Raising awareness of major global and social challenges.
Showcasing the personal interpretation and talent of young people
through an open and shared space that creates opportunities for digital
media creators of all kinds.
*Submissions may be removed from the website if they are:
1. Excessively vulgar or offensive
2. Discriminatory towards race, sexuality, religion, etc
3. Promoting or advertising products or organizations unrelated to ymex.org content.
4. Not given adequate context as to how they relate to the purpose of the site (i.e. vacation photos, or photos of families or friends, although nice, do not fit with the ymex.org goal or mission)
5. A duplicate or copy of another's work without a proper credit
6. work that uses intellectual property owned by another (e.g. a song without the artist's permission)
7. Inappropriate sexual content
Please give a red flag to any content which you find inappropriate according to these guidelines. Please contact us if a red flag is not sufficient.
If you have concerns or questions about what is appropriate or how to source your material, beyond what is mentioned here, please email us at email@example.com.
And thank you for your contributions!
Apr 28, 2008
Ymex.org is based on a points system that allows you to rate other’s work and be rated, to have access to more participation on the site (such as quests and mentoring), and will allow you to be rewarded for your hard work and quality productions and discussions. Most things you do on the site will be rewarded with points, including but not limited to:
- Embedding or linking to media content that shares information on ymex.org's selected topics
- Creating new digital media around the topics
- Rating or giving feedback on other media submissions
- Submitting resources that will help others learn more about making & sharing new media as well as learn more about global issues- Participating in quests, surveys and other activities promoted on ymex.org
Apr 28, 2008
Ymex.org, at this time, is an English-language only website. You can submit media and resources in other languages as long as there is an English translation of the material as well.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but we also hope it will be a good opportunity for you to practice and improve your English-language skills!
May 5, 2008
Your log-in info, username and password, and the email account you have provided, are the same for ymex.org and takingitglobal.org. If you change your username, password, or email on ymex.org, it will change automatically on takingitglobal.org as well (and vice-versa).
May 2, 2008
Click on "Edit Profile". Under your birthdate, check the box that says "Hide my birthday"
May 2, 2008
1) Create your Vimeo account at . Once this is created, just sign in.
2) Click on upload tab or go to: http://www.vimeo.com/upload/video/swf to upload your video
3) Click on "Choose a file to upload". Find your compressed video file. Vimeo accepts the following files: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx and 3vx.
4) Once you choose your video file, you must be patient. Depending on the size of your video and the strength of your internet connection, this part can take a while.
5) Once your video is uploaded, copy the embed code and submit to ymex.
May 2, 2008
Sharing your Photos with Flickr
1) Create your flickr accoun
t at . Once this is created, just sign in.
2) Upload the photos you want to share at http://www.flickr.com/photos/upload/
4) Click "Describe your photos" to give the title, description, and tags that your friends or the public will read when they see your photo
5) Click "Save this Batch"
6) To get the location directly to the image use the following methods, depending on the web browser you are using:
Firefox: 1. Right click on the image, select Properties from the context menu. The Element Properties window will open showing you the location to the image and its dimensions. The location is what you need here: simply copy & paste.
2. Right click the image, select Copy Image Location from the context menu. This will copy the full path to the computer's clipboard which can be pasted to any location. Note: the address gathered from this step will be exactly the same as in the previous step.
Internet Explorer: Right click the image, select Properties from the context menu. The Properties window will open, showing the dimensions, size, date, and address of the image. The address field is what will need to be copied.
Safari: Right click the image, select Copy Image Address from the context menu. This will copy the full path to the computer's clipboard which can be pasted to any location.
8) Copy the link to the Flickr page which hosts that photo
9) Under "Submit" and then "Images" on ymex, choose the "I made this" option
10) Choose the "URL" field if you want to link to the photo
Note: use the same steps for sharing others photos that you find on Flickr, just don't forget to give them proper credit.
*Another option for sharing your original photos or digital images on ymex.org is to Upload the photo directly from your computer.
Apr 25, 2008
1) Log in to TIG at http://www.takingitglobal.org/
2) Under "Express Yourself" tab, go to "TIGblogs"
3) Click on "MyTIGblogs" OR
You can also go to your own personal tigblog URL which is - http://[your user name].tigblog.org.
4) Click "Post Entry" tab at the top.
Decide what type: if you want to include photos, choose Photo post or Audio post to upload a podcast
5) Click the POST! button at the bottom of the page and write your blog
6) Once your blog is posted, copy the URL
7) Under Submit Writing on ymex.org, paste the URL from your TIGblog
8) Click the Submit! button at the bottom of the page
Apr 25, 2008