We talked to Marty Kinrose at UCP WORK, Inc, an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy that has launched a YouTube channel in the past week. We asked Marty what the challenges of running a charity with no government funding are, and how he hopes YouTube will spread the word.
The highly-coveted YouTube Live Stream is being made available to Congress. How will politicians use this new tool to their advantage? Will they use it at all? Who will want to watch politicians talk about anything for an extended period of time? We shall soon see.
U.S. Senate hopefuls in Massachusetts have oddly quiet YouTube channels, especially for Democratic and Republican primaries that are happening tomorrow. Is it because voters don't watch online video? Far from it.
There's an easy way for subscribers to get notified through e-mail when you upload a new video. They have total control over it and can make it stop any time. This is a handy thing to have when there's a channel of which you don't want to miss a single upload.
Despite a nearly universal professional loathing of Annoying Orange, the show has proved to be a huge hit on Cartoon Network and is getting a second season starting on May 16. Why is that, you ask? Well, there's the matter of boys aged 6-14. That's why.
The Boston Bombings was an awful incident, and as usual, video was there. In fact, it played a key role in the eventual nabbing of the suspects. The videos on YouTube were shared all over the place and truly made people feel "one" with Boston.
Just in case you have a brand name that could potentially be sullied by copycats pretending to be you, there is a verification badge available through lots of connections with Google Plus and your website and your channel to make sure there's an iron clad identification for you and others.
There are two essential things you need for YouTube success, and surprise: it's not an expensive budget and high-quality visuals. What you need to do is to get people to feel like they are part of something bigger, something they are excited to be a part of, rather than just passively watching your content.
YouTube and Google+ Business Page Integration is now here, complete with multi-admin user capabilities so that you can have multiple users uploading and managing videos on your channel. People have been able to link their YouTube channels to their Google+ profiles for awhile now, but now those with pages can do it, and there was much rejoicing.
Getting your channel to rank in search just requires a little bit of common sense, and avoiding trickery of any kind. For instance, writing a good channel description means finding the words you want to rank for, but putting those words into relevant sentences that tell newcomers about your channel. We'll discuss that and more in this week's Creator's Tip.
Sick of the same old YouTube videos and channels getting recommended when you go to YouTube? Well, that's the beauty of using an open source browser like Firefox or Chrome, there are people out there who think like you do and work to make annoying YouTubers a thing of the past.
After we talked about what we'd like YouTube to do for uploaders and viewers, now it's the advertisers' turn. What would they really want out of the YouTube experience if they could make wishes and get it to happen? Consider this Part 3 of The YouTube Wish List, in which we rub our magic lamps and hope the genie has YouTube skills.
No wait, there's more! In Part 2 of the YouTube Wish List, we talk about how nice it would be to interact with your commenters better than just the comments section. And more people getting a chance to use that YouTube Live Stream would be awesome, too.
John Green talks about the various funding for things like YouTube channels and discusses the various problems with all of them, and perhaps coming up with a solution, at least an alternative to the ads vs. paywall argument.
The new channel design is set to be up by the end of the day. And today is March 7, so be on the lookout for these changes in the next few hours. The new channel design will offer a consistent look over all devices and a few more neat features.