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Rebooting YouTube →

nerdology:

Wow. Just, wow. This is a gigantic article. No, I haven’t read it all yet, but I wanted to share it ASAP.

For the past few weeks (months?) I’ve been seeing ads for specific YouTube channels in the subway. The first run showed a baker, a stylist, and a makeup artist. Recently I’ve seen 15 and 30 second commercials for channels while watching Hulu for Vice News and Epic Rap Battles. If this is any indication of what’s coming, I applaud it. YouTube is already a monster company boasting”over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month”.

But now, with Susan Wojcicki at the helm YouTube wants to change the way you think about it. YouTube is not just a place to watch cat videos. It’s a network, like cable, with highly produced shows you can only watch on YouTube.

I’m going to dive in to this article, I’m very excited.

(via emergentfutures)

— 2 months ago with 117 notes
#internet  #news  #tech  #YouTube 
GIFFFFR turns YouTube videos into animated GIFs for you and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 

GIFFFFR turns YouTube videos into animated GIFs for you and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 

— 8 months ago with 70 notes
#gif  #GIFFFFR  #tech  #YouTube 
Bloop It Takes Cutting And Curating YouTube Videos To Mobile »

Banking on growing interest in mobile video sharing and creation, Bloop It wants to tailor the YouTube video sharing experience for mobile devices, starting with the length of the video. Rather than sharing full-length videos, Bloop It lets you cut your favorite twenty-second clip from videos to send to friends and followers.

Bloop It Takes Cutting And Curating YouTube Videos To Mobile »

Banking on growing interest in mobile video sharing and creation, Bloop It wants to tailor the YouTube video sharing experience for mobile devices, starting with the length of the video. Rather than sharing full-length videos, Bloop It lets you cut your favorite twenty-second clip from videos to send to friends and followers.

— 8 months ago with 1 note
#apps  #Bloop It  #social media  #videos  #smartphones  #tech  #YouTube 
Why YouTube buffers and why “during peak times, HD videos have been almost universally unwatchable”: The secret deals that make—and break—online video »

Why does online video have such problems? People may assume there are perfectly innocent causes related to their computers or to the mysterious workings of the Internet. Often, they’re correct. […] But cynical types who suspect their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) intentionally degrade streaming video may be right as well. No, your ISP (probably) isn’t sniffing your traffic every time you click a YouTube or Netflix link, ready to throttle your bandwidth. But behind the scenes, in negotiations that almost never become public, the world’s biggest Internet providers and video services argue over how much one network should pay to connect to another. When these negotiations fail, users suffer. In other words, bad video performance is often caused not just by technology problems but also by business decisions made by the companies that control the Internet.

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Why YouTube buffers and why “during peak times, HD videos have been almost universally unwatchable”: The secret deals that make—and break—online video »

Why does online video have such problems? People may assume there are perfectly innocent causes related to their computers or to the mysterious workings of the Internet. Often, they’re correct. […] But cynical types who suspect their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) intentionally degrade streaming video may be right as well. No, your ISP (probably) isn’t sniffing your traffic every time you click a YouTube or Netflix link, ready to throttle your bandwidth. But behind the scenes, in negotiations that almost never become public, the world’s biggest Internet providers and video services argue over how much one network should pay to connect to another. When these negotiations fail, users suffer. In other words, bad video performance is often caused not just by technology problems but also by business decisions made by the companies that control the Internet.

Read more…

— 1 year ago with 101 notes
#internet  #ISPs  #online videos  #tech  #YouTube 
10 surprising social media statistics →

courtenaybird:

  • The fastest growing demographic on Twitter is the 55–64 year age bracket. This demographic has grown 79% since 2012.
  • The 45–54 year age bracket is the fastest growing demographic on both Facebook and Google+.
  • 189 million of Facebook’s users are ‘mobile only’ and mobile use generates 30% of Facebook’s ad revenue.
  • YouTube reaches more U.S. adults aged 18–34 than any cable network.

(see the full list from Buffer)

— 1 year ago with 77 notes
#demographics  #digital culture  #internet  #social media  #Facebook  #Twitter  #tech  #YouTube 
littlebigdetails:

Youtube - Page load progress bar in Chrome changes to Youtube red.

littlebigdetails:

Youtube - Page load progress bar in Chrome changes to Youtube red.

— 1 year ago with 87 notes
#design  #news  #tech  #YouTube 
YouTube Adds Paid Channel Subscriptions →

nerdology:

Mark this date. I have a feeling this is going to be a huge disruption in the TV space. It’s limited to select partners for right now, but I’ll bet that anyone with a YouTube channel will get the opportunity eventually. And as Mat Honan sais, this brings us “a small step closer to the dream of a la carte programming.

Just like some popular social networking sites, online video services are moving to become (big) networks on their own. This’s good news. But, this debate will continue, unendingly: Should we all pay for what we watch OR should we all pay for what some of us like to watch??

— 1 year ago with 47 notes
#digital culture  #internet  #news  #online video  #social media  #tech  #YouTube 
It’s getting harder to make money on YouTube even in this post-dial-up-modem era »

The surge in new content—about 72 hours of which is uploaded each minute today vs. every 48 hours in 2011—makes it harder for any one content channel on the site to get noticed. Even worse for creators: Rates that advertisers pay to be on popular videos have fallen by about one-third since last June, according to research firm TubeMogul, which bases its figures on rates for several video sites, including YouTube.

It’s getting harder to make money on YouTube even in this post-dial-up-modem era »

The surge in new content—about 72 hours of which is uploaded each minute today vs. every 48 hours in 2011—makes it harder for any one content channel on the site to get noticed. Even worse for creators: Rates that advertisers pay to be on popular videos have fallen by about one-third since last June, according to research firm TubeMogul, which bases its figures on rates for several video sites, including YouTube.

— 1 year ago with 40 notes
#digital culture  #internet  #making money online  #tech  #videos  #YouTube 
theatlantic:

How Much YouTube Do Employees Really Watch at Work?

J.C. Penney employees are reported to have watched five million YouTube videos from the office during the month of January.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

How Much YouTube Do Employees Really Watch at Work?

J.C. Penney employees are reported to have watched five million YouTube videos from the office during the month of January.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

— 1 year ago with 158 notes
#internet  #tech  #YouTube  #videos 
"None of these students had met one another in person. The class directory included people from 125 countries. But, after weeks in the class, helping one another with Newton’s laws, friction and simple harmonic motion, they’d started to feel as if they shared the same carrel in the library. Together, they’d found a passageway into a rigorous, free, college-level class, and they weren’t about to let anyone lock it up."
Virtual classmates help one student reconnect after her country’s government cut off access to the course on YouTube, in TimeThe disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves  (via courtenaybird)

(via courtenaybird)

— 1 year ago with 35 notes
#digital culture  #education  #online education  #tech  #YouTube 
Everyone’s doing the “Cat Daddy” dance »

Who would have thought Kate Upton gyrating in an itsy bitsy red bikini would spark a trend?

Everyone’s doing the “Cat Daddy” dance »

Who would have thought Kate Upton gyrating in an itsy bitsy red bikini would spark a trend?

— 2 years ago with 92 notes
#celebs  #gif  #internet  #Kate Upton  #offbeat  #social media  #tech  #trends  #YouTube 
A Suicide Gone Viral: Fox News accidentally showed a man killing himself on live TV. BuzzFeed decided to share it with the world →

Here’s a still from the BuzzFeed video uploaded to YouTube of a car chase that Fox News aired live Friday, in which the suspect killed himsellf.

— 2 years ago with 68 notes
#news  #social media  #tech  #YouTube 

'Gangnam Style' breaks Guinness World Record on YouTube »

Winning the hearts of South Koreans and Americans alike, the insanely viral song is now the Most Liked YouTube video of our time.

PSY escalated quickly!

— 2 years ago with 67 notes
#internet  #news  #social media  #that escalated quickly  #trends  #videos  #YouTube