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.
In our round up of the weekly news stories in online video we learn that Netflix now has more U.S. subscribers than HBO and how their new package aims for more family friendly subscription service. We are excited about the first Google Glass apps to be announced as well as wondering what took a hacker so long to jailbreak the device.
In the effort to attract more advertisers at this year's NewFronts, YouTube is learning from the mistakes it made last year and being more flexible. While YouTube thought they had all they needed with the Original Channels Initiative last year, the focus will be more on content that is doing well rather than what simply has promise.
The Michael Shannon video where he reads the infamous Delta Gamma e-mail is amazing. And so is Will Sasso's Arnold Schwarzenegger Vines all culled together in one YouTube video. And you gotta love Jimmy Kimmel exposing people who think they know every band out there...even if they're made up names.
YouTube's view counter stops at 301 when a video gets a ton of views. It has been like that forever, and many curious types wondered why a video had 301 views and way more likes/dislikes than it should. Well, now, YouTube has added a little something to alleviate the confusion...sort of.
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.
YouTube is going to have a good ol' fashioned Comedy Week starting May 19. There will be all kinds of celebrities, Hollywood and YouTube alike, doing live performances, stand-up, pranks, collaborations, musical performances, and more.
PSY's "Gangnam Style" is at 1.5 billion views an counting. Really, his next effort, "Gentleman," had nowhere to go but up based on all the goodwill generated by his first song. The second video mirrors the success we see from a lot from sequels in the movie industry.
YouTube's first video played 8 years ago today. Founded by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen to share videos with people far away, it obviously kind of caught on. And it continues to grow and change and has become life itself for many.
YouTube Mix is a new experimental video discovery option on YouTube that shows up on the right-side suggestion box column. Now, YouTube is generating playlists of all those videos you click through one-by-one and streamlining the process.
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.
In our weekly look back at the news in online video we cover the plans to go HTML5 from Netflix, how the American Family Association is up in arms over Kmart and how Psy has done something that we are all going to watch eventually, you know it.
YouTube-Viacom: Round II went to YouTube thanks to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Because YouTube has policies in place that take down copyrighted material when they are told about it, a Federal Court has denied Viacom's appeal.
YouTube will be changing how you see videos on the home page so that you see more videos in the subscriber box. Apparently taking place next week, the home page will have this new addition and maybe take up some of that white space you've been wondering about since the new layout.
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.