Hundreds of thousands of would-be video watchers found that YouTube was down for them Tuesday night – in fact it’s still down for some people – because of an oopsie by the Pakistan government, trying to block its own people from accessing YouTube. Instead, Pakistan accidentally ended up blocking as much as 2/3rs of YouTube users around the world from accessing YouTube.
Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman who went to YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, April 3rd, and shot three people before killing herself, was clearly and increasingly angry at YouTube for, as she saw it, censoring her and intentionally suppressing her revenue.
Did you know that you can try virtual reality (VR) on your iPhone right now, for under $5? How? By using the Google Cardboard VR viewer, which does work with the iPhone (read how below), and downloading some of the fun VR apps from the iTunes app store!
We all know the importance, in business, to have a social media team. However, that the Syrian rebels have a social media team in Turkey, set up to meet United States CIA arming requirements may come as a surprise to some.
It’s fairly trivial to make a playlist on YouTube, whether of your own or others’ videos. And of course, you can make a custom channel URL. But what if you want to make a custom playlist URL – i.e. a custom URL for one of your playlists?
Stripper Janelle Ambrosia, the unwitting star of the video “Blatant Racism in Cheektowaga NY”, showed off more than her stuff, demonstrating a stunning cluelessness about how to behave in front of your children, or while in the midst of a custody dispute, or..while being filmed. It wasn’t bad enough that she knowingly screamed racial epithets at the fellow, who goes by “IAMOYAB” online, while he was filming her, but she taunted him to put it on YouTube.
This article features the transcript of the online video ‘thank you’ posted by Cleveland kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. The actual video is included, along with information about the video, and about the victims’ crisis management PR firm, Hennes Paynter.
What is The Harlem Shake? That depends on whether you’re talking about the Harlem Shake dance, the Harlem Shake song, or the Harlem Shake video — by either Al B, Albee, Baauer, Bauer, Bauuer, or the Russian Army. And, the infectious internet meme doesn’t get any less complicated from there. But since the original Sunlight Harlem Shake, it has gone viral on YouTube (or uTube if you prefer) at breathtaking speed.
When Tyler Anderson posted shocking video detailing the violent aftermath that befell spectators as a result of Kyle Larson’s wreck on Saturday, NASCAR intentionally — but falsely — claimed copyright infringement which triggered the video being taken down by YouTube (or “utube” as the kids call it). The video was quickly replaced and, now, NASCAR admits it made the claim knowing no such copyright violation had occurred.
Tony Stewart was the winner of this year’s Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona, but the big talk was NASCAR’s removal of a spectator video from utube. Shot by a fan in the stands, the video shows a pileup, and debris hitting the catch fence — but more importantly, a tire in the stands which had clearly injured a spectator. YouTube quickly reposted the video as both sides issued dueling statements about the incident. And here it is.
YouTube (or “Utube” for those who are too lazy to type “Yo”) is preparing to launch channels with paid subscriptions to its video lineup. Channel owners can apply to have a premium channel, and YouTube is hoping that channels with specially designed content will draw more users. It looks as though premium channel subscriptions will cost somewhere between $1 and $5, with the first channels launching as early as the second quarter of this year.
We can all probably agree that one of the most frustrating things about belonging to so many social networks is managing all of them. Different passwords, profile pictures, and account and privacy settings can be a lot to keep up with in your regular day. Enter BlissControl.com, the website that now allows you to manage the settings on all of your social media accounts with the click of a button.
It is being hailed the “Instagram of Video” and, much like Instagram, has taken off like wildfire in the mobile and social media communities. Socialcam, a free video-sharing app, is quickly becoming a worthy adversary for YouTube on account of the fact that it is strictly a mobile app, and is tailored to be such. Many complain that uploading videos to YouTube from their phones is kind of a pain and being able to do so is a mere side product of YouTube’s focus on a computer-based user experience.
YouTube now strongly encourages real names before leaving a comment. As the subject of cyber-bullying continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind, theories have been swirling that people are more emboldened to make inflammatory comments online because they can hide behind anonymity. Now YouTube is proposing to counteract that by encouraging users to use their real names when leaving comments on YouTube videos.
The video search engine Blinkx expanded its offerings today after signing a deal with AnyClip, another video search engine whose database is focused exclusively on movie clips. Through the new partnership with AnyClip, Blinkx was able to add tens of thousands of clips from various films to its searchable database. With the addition of these new movie clips, Blinkx now has over 35 million hours of video content on its site. This is big news in the video search engine business, and it sounds like a good partnershhip, but two questions: What is Blinkx? What is AnyClip?