Chris Atkinson

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Your YouTube Likes and Dislikes Bar: How Much Does It Matter?

Your likes and dislikes bar can mean something...but probably only after you get an established presence on YouTube. Like many things on YouTube, it really depends on the type of video. Heavily opinionated pieces on controversial subjects, music, and comedy can all be subject to intense engagement on both sides.
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'Haunting Melissa' Video App Shows Unique Way to Distribute Video

"Haunting Melissa" is a horror series being made available through an iOS app. It's a unique strategy for distributing a video: get people to download a free app, watch the first episode for nothing, then charge if people want to see new chapters.
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Reminder: Your YouTube One Channel Is Coming Tomorrow

Today is June 4, which means that tomorrow, which is June 5, will be the day that all channels that haven't switched to the new One Channel design will be automatically switched over. So, you might as well learn some things about it if you're going to be forced to deal with it.
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Amazon and Viacom Make Streaming Content Deal

Amazon and Viacom have struck an exclusive deal, and Netflix no longer will have shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, or MTV. That's all well and good for Viacom and Amazon, I guess. But for the rest of us, it just means having to buy more than one streaming service to "have it all."
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Dollar Shave Club Is Back with One Wipe Charlies

Dollar Shave Club is back with a new video for a new product: One Wipe Charlies. Yep, we're talking about #2 here, in more ways than one. The same stream-of-consciousness style is back, and it looks like they have another winner here.
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Harmless YouTube Cheerios Ad Gets the Full Racist Treatment

A Cheerios ad showing an interracial family forced Cheerios to turn off the comments, which is of course, stupid. The move illustrates that YouTube probably needs an automatic moderation system, because it's nearly impossible to keep the discussion entirely civil 24 hours a day on your own.
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Vine Finally Comes to Android

Vine is on Android, finally. It only took 5 months, but the app that iOS users downloaded 13 million times has finally arrived on Android. Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be able to use the zooming feature on this app, which makes this version unique from the iOS app.
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Animoto Teams with Vimeo; Premium Video Service for Small Businesses

Animoto is offering a new service called Pro Premium, which integrates their branding, video styles, music tracks, and more with the included Vimeo Pro membership. A service like this is cool to know about when you're a business looking to brand your videos, and not have to use that same old YouTube player.
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Which Video Marketing Metrics Matter? [Infographic]

It's easy for marketers to get hung up on the amount of views a video gets, but there are perhaps even more important factors to look for when it comes to a successful video campaign. ReelSurfer has given us an infographic detailing what you should look for.
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Iron Man 3 Ends the Right Way and Epic Manliness: Fun Video Friday

A ton of videos again for your perfectly decent Friday: How Iron Man 3 should have ended, a tribe discusses whether they should do "samesies" anymore, Vsauce asks why we feel nostalgia, and does music make you smarter? All that and more in this week's Fun Video Friday.
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Revision3 Acquires DeFranco Creative; DeFranco Becomes Senior VP

Revision3 has acquired DeFranco Creative, which means they now have SourceFed and all other Philip DeFranco channels and ventures. The partnership between Rev3 and DeFranco has been a fruitful one, and Rev3 is also making DeFranco a Senior VP.
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Gumroad Announces Online Streaming Feature

Gumroad, a platform for selling digital media, has added live streaming video to the mix. Content creators can now monetize their videos on the service, which will be taking a somewhat smaller fee than usual when it comes to this sort of thing.
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Organize Your YouTube Subscriptions With New Collections Feature

YouTube has made it so that you can organize your subscriptions into basically what amounts to a playlist, or at least a set of categories so that you can clean up the left side of your subscription feed. It's called "Collections" and it's a pretty nifty feature.
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Achieve Bokeh With Shallow Depth-of-Field [ReelRebel #40]

Creating that creamy, out-of-focus background with a sharp, in-focus subject in front of it is all a matter of shallow depth-of-field. And if you really want to impress your friends, call it "bokeh." It's achieving a film-like look and making you look more pro.