Chris Atkinson

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YouTube Celebrates the Geeky with Geek Week in August

YouTube is going to try to make another "week," this time celebrating geek culture. Their "Comedy Week" was met mostly with awful reviews, but Geek Week should be able to turn it around for theme weeks, because it's more a celebration than pressure to "be" something.

Video Sharing Increased in Q2 2013, Thanks to Three Big Ads

Video sharing increased 7 percent in 2013's Q2, according to a new white paper released by Unruly. Sharing in Q2 beat the Super Bowl-dominated Q1 on the basis of three out-of-this-world showings from the ubiquitous ads released by Dove, Evian, and Kmart.
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You Can Now Embed the YouTube Subscribe Button on Your Website

YouTube has made their subscribe button embeddable on your website. While there were tricks in the past to accomplish this goal, now YouTube has made it very simple, with a really easy script you can now apply to your site.
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Way Too Early to Judge Success of YouTube Paid Subscriptions

Not really a big surprise, but some YouTube paid subscription channels are finding it tough getting subscribers. The obvious reason is that people don't want to pay the money, but there are numerous other factors in creating a successful channel that even free channels have to consider.
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Could We See A Center-Aligned YouTube Soon (Again)?

A new YouTube layout has been spotted--no don't worry, it's not another complete overhaul, yet, but it does center the videos on the page. It also relocates some of your channel commands and such to a more out-of-the-way, but easy-to-use, place.
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Fine Bros. Focus 'Kids React' to 'Controversial' Cheerios Ad

The Fine Bros. got kids to react to the "controversial" Cheerios ad showing a biracial couple. The reactions, without any context given to them beforehand, are awesome. It's a small sample size of children, but maybe we have hope as a human race.
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The Online TV Network That Cried Wolf: Hulu Doesn't Sell Again

Hulu didn't sell again. Back in 2011, it looked like it was hot to sell and then it pulled out at the last minute. And this year, it looked like it was hot to sell again. But Hulu has proven to be one big tease again in 2013.
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Video Overload: Funnest Friday Ever [Fun Video Friday]

Quite possibly the most videos we've ever compiled for Fun Video Friday. This week was chock full of entertaining bits, and it was hard to keep track of them all, but darned if we tried. This compilation will keep you more than occupied today and over the weekend.

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.