Our friends at Unruly are opening up a Social Video Lab in New York City, much like the one they opened in London last year. Lucky guy Greg Jarboe got to take a look at it last week, and now he’s going to share with us what he saw there.
It’s interesting trying to figure out “how to make a viral video.” Chances are, though, if you have “viral” in mind while making a video you’re probably not thinking the right way. Anyway, here’s a video from Hunka Wunda (and bonus vids from Daily Grace and Nigahiga) that tell you the secrets of viral video creation.
Much of the same ads from April made the Unruly Viral Video Chart for May, but quite a few new ones were still able to make their mark. Quite a few phone ads, especially from Samsung, made the list, as well as Kmart’s new “Big Gas Savings.”
It’s a holiday weekend for many of us so it’s the perfect time to release 15 episodes of a much loved and missed comedy all at once….but is binge watching our favourite shows the harmless activity we think it is? I wonder just how many of us will watch video content via our mobile devices this weekend too?
Google and Microsoft have been facing up to each other all week over the Windows YouTube app which has yet to be settled – although Google’s ‘Cease & Desist’ letter might hasten Microsoft’s decision about whether to allow ads and prevent downloads. In other news, YouTube’s ‘Comedy Week’ starts tonight – we can’t wait!
User-generated content meets rich ad units with a new partnership between Moontoast and VideoGenie for integration on Facebook. These videos can be uploaded straight to the Facebook News Feed and to a brand’s news feed, get picked up, and possibly become a viral video sensation.
There seem to be a lot of bullet points to cover when it comes to creating a viral video. While none of the following factors actually guarantee one, it’s good to know whether or not your video has the potential to spread among the masses by checking out the qualities of past viral videos.
If Youtube wanted to solicit any valuable information they would break down where the views are directed towards. As youtube continues to blossom, I feel less interested in what the company can provide to me as a hosting service for my explanatory videos.
YouTube have announced a pay by subscription option for the first time in their history but we’d like to take a moment to celebrate those channels that are still free but we’d gladly pay for if we had to. Let us know some of your favourites channels too.
YouTube’s introduction of subscription channels dominated the online video news this week, creating many headlines but we also bring you the rest of news including Ryan Gosling’s aversion to cereal how Amazon makes money from rival Netflix.