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Tornado Outbreak Shows The Speed & Power Of Social Video

Tornado Outbreak Shows The Speed & Power Of Social Video

I spent the better part of my Wednesday evening following media coverage of the tornado outbreak in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, & Georgia. So far, 127 tornadoes have been confirmed, the death toll is at 54-and-climbing, and the devastation is immense and widespread. Online video was ...

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore Continue to Disagree Dramatically in Online Video Numbers

Nielsen and comScore will never see eye-to-eye and that goes doubly for the numbers they report. While comScore said some 174 million Americans viewed online video last month, Nielsen states it's only 144.2 million, or billion if you were to take their chart at face ...

Faith in Social Video Marketing: My Q&A with Rob Bell of “Love Wins”

Faith in Social Video Marketing: My Q&A with Rob Bell of “Love Wins”

Last night I had the opportunity to personally meet with neo-evangelist pastor and social video marketer Rob Bell, the author of the New York Times bestseller book, "Love Wins." Learn from Rob himself on how his own upbringing, passion, and faith greatly shaped his own ...

Reel Quick Clips: Mid-Week Online Video Industry News

Reel Quick Clips: Mid Week Online Video Industry News

Another week is rapidly slipping past. While I planned on doing this on Wednesday, I didn't manage it. So here's a quick look at some online video stories I have been tracking but didn't really think merited a full blown article: Google TV and CNN ...

We Already Have The World's First iPad 2 Movie

We Already Have The Worlds First iPad 2 Movie

You may remember Majek Pictures--the filmmaking duo of Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel. They're the ones that made waves last June by shooting and editing a short film, "Apple of My Eye," entirely on the iPhone 4. That film has nearly a million views ...

Did Apple Cheap Out On The iPad 2 Video Cameras? Yes & No

Did Apple Cheap Out On The iPad 2 Video Cameras? Yes & No

The iPad 2 was only announced five days ago, and won't ship until late this week, but already we're seeing the beginnings of a small backlash against the device's two cameras. The strongest criticism comes from Wired, in an article entitled "Just How Bad Is ...

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

Exclusive Interview With The Creators of The Shaving Helmet Hoax Video

I've been talking about the now-famous head-shaving helmet video for a few weeks now. First I featured it in one of my weekly round-ups of the latest and greatest viral success stories. A few days later, CNN revealed the video as a hoax and spoke ...

A Tale of Two Viral Hoax Videos Done Right

A Tale of Two Viral Hoax Videos Done Right

Hoax videos are pretty trendy right now. You probably heard about the Jerusalem UFO videos, which many have labeled as the work of well-organized pranksters. Or maybe you heard about the Central Park iPhone marriage proposal that ultimately turned out to be staged. Either way, ...

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

Surprise, Surprise: YouTube Million Dollar Gift Was All A Hoax

You should probably sit down for this. Get composed, and ready yourself for really unexpected, bad news: The kid that asked for a million dollars on YouTube and then got it? Yeah, total hoax, exactly like I said it was. After staging a check-awarding ceremony ...

How TWiTtv Added Live Video & Grew Their Audience 20%

How TWiTtv Added Live Video & Grew Their Audience 20%

First there was a radio show. Then there was a podcast. Eventually Leo Laporte turned on a webcam and TWiT.TV was born.  Now Leo is trying to grow into a sort of CNN-for-technology. With the rise of online video Leo believes that he can now ...

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