YouTube is the third most popular site in the UK (after Google and Facebook) so it's no coincidence that the British made 10.6 billion visits to video sites in Feb 2013. That's an incredible 323 million hours spent just watching video content in the UK alone.
YouTube, in the neverending quest to be all things to all people, have introduced a "tape mode" to select videos. This is for nostalgia I guess, or something to do to "make things interesting" when you want to just do something crazy with a video that you would never really do.
Maker Studios, in collaboration with Tribeca, will be bringing a channel called Picture Show to YouTube. It will look to combine the forces of Maker and Tribeca to form an online community where creative types can collaborate and make YouTube magic.
Another week, another brilliant viral video - this time from Kmart. Yes, that Kmart. We dare you not to laugh at least once, especially at the old guy on the bed. Our look back at the week's news in online video also has us drooling at the Phantom Flex4K camera and hoping the current price tag is a mistake.
YouTube has proved a successful platform for expediting change time and again over the past few years. Today, they have announced the winners of their annual DoGooder awards to highlight four more powerful films that tackle different subjects with humour, passion and imagination.
Just another 5 weeks for SMOSH, another million subscribers. At this rate, they'll probably have their own cable network before it's over with. SMOSH became the first to 8 million just a short 39 days ago and surpassed Ray William Johnson for "most subscribed" YouTube channel not too long ago.
We have a ton of epic stuff this week. How animals eat their food, Skrillex vs. Mozart, a 100-pound chocolate bar, Mystery Guitar Man gets stuck in a video game, there are epic ask-outs to prom and formals, Old Spice gives their usual cracked take on 80's soap commercials, CGP Grey talks about The Vatican. Are you not entertained? Watch these, you'll definitely be entertained.
YouTube's TrueView ads are all the rage for advertisers and viewers, because they are skippable. And anyone who watches the ad chooses to do so. And also, brands can use TrueView to test market ads before they hit TV. The IAB recently conducted a study that shows you really should be doing digital and TV ads.
Here's a whole load of extensions for Firefox that can tailor your YouTube experience exactly how you want it. And what's more, this isn't nearly all of the things that you can find on the Firefox Addon Page. So let's dive in and see what you can do to put the "You" in YouTube.
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.
Coachella 2013 will be hitting YouTube again, and continues a tradition I hope never ends: live events being able to be found from the comfort of your own home. This year's festival takes place starting Friday, April 12-Sunday April 14 and streaming live from Indio, CA.
Machinima already reaches practically everyone in the world with their American-based channel. But creating content that is more local is a great idea, that's why Machinima has expanded to the UK with their own channel. And the UK is not the only place Machinima will likely land.
Over the past few days, YouTube has introduced a new, extremely low 144p resolution into some videos in an effort to reach more people who might not have the best of internet connection speeds. And, possibly for those who need to use it as a "last resort" if they have no other choice.
There are so many numbers being thrown around about YouTube's viewership and engagement, it's hard to figure out what's right and what's wrong anymore. But new data independent of YouTube suggests that the popular video destination hub is chugging along quite well, and might even make certain video experts quote Indiana Jones in the process.
It's here! Your weekly round up of the video news you may have missed if you don't actually spend every second glued to your computer. Luckily, that's exactly what we at ReelSEO do for fun so sit back and catch up on some of the tastiest news snippets from the past week.