Chris Atkinson

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How PewDiePie Made It to the Top of YouTube's Subscriber Throne [Video]

Yeah, you might be over the age of 25 (or even 18) and wonder how PewDiePie did it. But there wasn't any magic to it. He makes videos every day that young people watch, 15-20 minutes a day. And believe me, YouTube's algorithm noticed. The Game Theorists' video illustrates this perfectly.

YouTube Experimenting with 'No Ads' Cookie...For Fun?

YouTube is experimenting with a cookie that removes ads from the site. Who knows their real intentions here, but they're likely testing the user experience in some way. Eagle-eyed cookie monsters are implementing the code into their browsers while it lasts.

PewDiePie Is the New #1, Dethroning 7-Month Smosh Reign

It was inevitable: PewDiePie glided past Smosh for the #1 most-subscribed YouTube channel. Meanwhile...PewDiePie's reign may be threatened by...YouTube? Will that even count? Anyway, video gamecasting is huge and it didn't need proof, but it's now at #1.
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Top YouTuber Michelle Phan Gets Her Own Makeup Brand

Michelle Phan released a makeup brand all her own, after two years of development. While many YouTubers have seen a new level of interest generated by TV deals, Phan's new makeup line shows there are plenty of other ways to say, "I've arrived!"
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Cuteness Reigns, You Cannot Stop the Cuteness: Fun Video Friday

In this Fun Video Friday, we see a commercial for women made by women telling women exactly what they want in life: yogurt and birth control...all rolled into one...and don't forget that racial diversity! Also, the usual: music, comedy, and science make their regular appearance.
Umbrella Lights Vs. Soft Box Lights

Umbrella Vs. Soft Box Lighting for Video

Soft box lighting and umbrella lighting aren't lights...they're light diffusion. So which one is better for your shoot? Here are some rules-of-thumb, but in the end, you'll need to test them both out to get that look you need. Understanding what they are is half the battle.
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This Is What YouTube Is Really Like [Video]

A new video "welcomes us to YouTube." While we've heard all the complaints about the platform before, it's always fun to see another satirical look at the world of YouTube, in which many people have formed a love/hate relationship.

A Look at YouTube 'Tip Jar'-Style Services

Recently, Patreon and Subbable came into being in order for creators to offer a unique opportunity: subscribers, fans, followers, etc. could, if they were so inclined, pay for the content they could easily watch for free. We take a look at four of these services, all with their slight differences.
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Vine Compilation Shows All the Fun We're Having in 6 Seconds

You really like Vine...but sometimes you'd like to see a whole bunch of Vines strung together into one big mega-video. And they're all the "Greatest of 2013," or so says the title. Sometimes, actually most of the time, video is just about having fun.
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YouTube Founders Introduce Mixbit to Compete with Vine and Instagram

Another social video app has arrived to compete with Vine and Instagram video: Mixbit, created by YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. Announced way back on April 1, this could have been taken as an April Fools joke, but it is now a reality.

Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry.