Fun Video Friday: Summit Edition has Saturday Night Live actors who can't stay in character, Vsauce asks where your data goes when you delete it on your computer, and Rhett & Link know what women want...oh yayuh...
We talked to Google/YouTube's Suzie Reider, Director of Media Solutions, also our keynote speaker at the ReelSEO Marketing Summit this Friday. What exactly do brands need to keep in mind when creating content for YouTube? Suzie's got some stats, tips, and top-notch info for us to consider.
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 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.
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.
All of these videos are awesome except one. But don't worry, we warn you properly before you click "play." Why would such a video be included in "Fun Video Friday?" Really, just so you can feel better about yourself, even though you may not feel great for humanity.
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.
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.
ComScore released their June 2013 U.S. Online Video Rankings today. We saw another incredible rise in ads last month, and Americans watched a total of about 45 billion videos overall. Minutes-per-viewer increased to the highest point since last October.
So you have some footage that has just a little more shake than you'd like. Fortunately for you, you have some options in post-production through Adobe Premiere's Warp Stabilizer feature. Just remember, fix that before you get to this point next time.
Brendan Gahan will be on a panel at the Reel Summit called, "Content Vs. Community: Which Is King?" We talked to him about the role of social media, the responsibility of multi-channel networks, and whether production value factors in to becoming a "hit" on YouTube.
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.
Psy's "Gangnam Style" is a year old today. And his channel just hit 3 billion views. And there's a lot of talk about how this video introduced the world to K-Pop, when it was a little-known musical genre before 2012.
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.
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 joined ReelSEO in 2011. He is a longtime film and television reviewer, and has almost two decades of experience in the theater industry.