Chris Atkinson

Harmless YouTube Cheerios Ad Gets the Full Racist Treatment cheerios 205x170

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.
Iron Man 3 Ends the Right Way and Epic Manliness: Fun Video Friday epic manliness 205x170

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

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.
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YouTube Adds A Dose of SloMo to YouTube Editor

YouTube introduces SloMo to their YouTube Editor! Now you can totally take that video that is ridiculously normal in its speed and make it slower! SloMo videos tend to be a pretty cool spectacle on YouTube, so it's no surprise that they're adding it to their in-house editor.
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New Arrested Development Shows the Effect of Raised Expectations

The new season of Arrested Development came with lots of high hopes and expectations. And like all things where fans demand to be entertained exactly as they were before, those hopes and dreams were given a reality check. However, this season of Arrested Development is just as good. It's just different.
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Buzzfeed, CNN Team to Create YouTube Channel

Buzzfeed and CNN are partnering to create a new YouTube channel. We can probably expect some list-based videos courtesy of CNN soon. Anyway, Buzzfeed is looking to align themselves with the relevance of CNN, while CNN looks to be cool with the 18-34 set.
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Suicide Prevention Video Ad Gives A Reason Not to Skip

Skippable pre-roll ads can be controversial. Are they delivering advertisers what they want? Are people smacking these things down like the outdated overlays? We've seen a few content creators and advertisers find creative ways to work with skippable ads. The Belgium Suicide Prevention hotline is the latest.
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Memorial Day YouTube Food Videos for Your Awesome Cookout

We'd like to thank the men and women who have died for our country. And, as we do in America, we say thanks, and have epic cookouts! Looking for some food ideas for Memorial Day, or at least how to make them? Here are a few YouTube videos for your Memorial Day cookouts: burgers, corn, desserts, and drinks.
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Smosh Hits Inevitable 10 Million Subscriber Mark

Smosh hit 10 million subscribers. It was pretty inevitable. Will this channel ever hit the wall? Also, there are other channels growing at an amazing rate that could overtake Smosh in the future if they continue at their rates.