If you want to link to a specific part of a video on YouTube, you can. For example,
Notice the “#t=31m08s” on the end of the url? That link will take you 31 minutes and 8 seconds into that video. Linking to a particular minute and second can be really helpful — for example, that link takes you straight to where someone asks Eric Schmidt a question about Twitter. From there, you can listen to his answer, where he says (among other things):
“We’re in favor of all of these new communications mechanisms. …. I think the innovation is great …. Twitter’s success is wonderful, and I think it shows you that there are many, many new ways to communicate, especially if you’re willing to do so publicly.”
Deep-linking to a specific part of a YouTube video is really easy, so I wanted give a short example to tell how to link to a certain minute and second of a video.
Added: Guess what! You don’t even have to remember the “#” fragment! Instead, you can treat the t= as just another URL parameter and it still works, like this:
So just add “&t=2m5s” to start a video at 2 minutes and 5 seconds in, for example.
Also see my post about how to play embedded YouTube videos starting at certain minutes and seconds.