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This article was published on August 30, 2011

The New York Times partners with YouTube to commemorate 9/11

The New York Times partners with YouTube to commemorate 9/11
Niall Harbison
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Niall Harbison

Niall is a social media advocate and co-founder of digital marketing agency Simply Zesty. He helps small brands get their message out to the Niall is a social media advocate and co-founder of digital marketing agency Simply Zesty. He helps small brands get their message out to the world and engage with their customers using the free tools available to them.

It’s hard to believe that 9/11 was nearly 10 years ago and to remember that horrific day The New York Times and YouTube are partnering and asking people to upload their videos to a special channel. Users will be asked to upload videos of themselves answering simple questions like “what is your one memory from the day.” YouTube says:

Through telling and sharing stories, we can all hope to make sense of an event that, for many of us, was one of the defining moments of our lives. Thank you for sharing yours.

It’s an interesting concept because while YouTube didn’t exist when 9/11 happened, this is a good way of bringing it into the minds of a new generation and never forgetting the people who died that day. There will be blanket media coverage of the anniversary over the next couple of weeks but it is smart from the New York Times to try and stand out from the crowd and have users create some unique content that will be remembered forever.

You can check out the channel here and watch the video below.