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Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor who is chosen at random. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
The Chatroulette web site was created by Andrey Ternovsky, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, Russia. Ternovsky says the concept arose from video ch...

Viral Video Lessons Round Up – Yoda, Street Art and Wheat Thins

This weekly Viral Video Round Up series is intended to accomplish a few different tasks:  point out viral successes, reverse engineer them to ascertain what elements helped push them over the top, and have a little fun.  I feel very confident that this week's edition …

Speculation On What YouTube’s 6th Year Might Bring

Monday was apparently YouTube's birthday.  Tuesday was mine.  I'm in the mood to wax poetic. It's very trendy this week to write flowery editorial articles about YouTube's positive cultural impact over the last five years.  It's hard to let an anniversary like this one—especially one …

YouTube OgilvyOne Contest Skips Some Very Basic Steps, Will Probably Still Be A Success

There's an interesting new marketing effort—using YouTube—that the web is buzzing about today:  a contest from a global marketing agency named OgilvyOne Worldwide.  The contest's goal?  To find the single best salesman on the planet—or saleswoman.  The contest is actually called "The Search For The …

Oneupmanship, Dopplegangers, and Citizen Newsmen – Viral Video Round Up

Another week, another round of awesome viral video success stories—that's kind of the beauty of a series like this Viral Video Round Up… there's always something fresh to talk about coming around the corner. Let's begin:

Sequels, Spats, and Going Back To The Well – Viral Video Round Up

In this week's edition of the Viral Round Up, we have some stellar examples of creativity and humor as catalysts for viral success.  I've frequently spoken in this column about how difficult it can be to go viral with a boring video.  That's not to …

Rube Goldberg, Slow-Motion and Legos – Viral Video Round Up

This has been one of the busier weeks for viral video that I can remember… at least in terms of the sheer volume of buzzed-about vids.  Let's jump right into our look at three of the best, breaking them down to find their recipe for …

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