I have used Youtube a lot through all the stages of my coursework. It has been useful not only because of the ability to research into existing products but also to find tutorials to increase our skills with the editing suites. For example it was key for our narrative that we included a split screen effect, and so we looked up how to create this in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Facebook was my main way of communicating with both my audience and my cast. I used it to send group emails to those taking part in the video to organise times and places as well as using it for audience feedback purposes. However audience feedback grew to be problematic where Facebook was concerned. Many were interested and happy to watch the videos but became reluctant to answer the questions and provide useful comments due to the sheer amount of other media students doing the same thing.