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YouTube: 33% of Total View Time Is Long Form Content

YouTube: 33% of Total View Time Is Long Form Content

Long form video content accounts for a third of view time on YouTube, that’s video that lasts over 20 minutes or more. Not everyone is watching 30 second clips of car crashes or talking cats and YouTube’s encouragement of longer form quality content looks like it’s paying off.

YouTube Fan Finder Gives Away Free Advertising To Creators

YouTube Fan Finder Gives Away Free Advertising To Creators

YouTube are offering free TrueView ads to creators who produce and upload a promotional video for their Channel. The new feature, Fan Finder, wants to help creators find a wider audience across YouTube. It’s free at the moment so hurry and sign up!

Vine For Windows Phone Arrives With Exclusive Features

Vine For Windows Phone Arrives With Exclusive Features

Vine is finally coming to Microsoft’s Windows phone almost 11 months after it was released on Android and iOS. It gets all the same features but also a couple of extras exclusive to this new roll out. Users will be able to use the Window’s “lenses” to capture footage and they’ll also be able to pin their Vine account to the home screen.

You Saw This Coming Of The Day: Video Postage Stamps

You Saw This Coming Of The Day: Video Postage Stamps

Just in time for Christmas, the Australian Post Office has introduced a video postage stamp that allows the sender to record a 15 second message via a special QR coded stamp. The recipient retrieves the video by scanning that code into their smartphone. Genius.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil October 2013

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil October 2013

The online video market in Brazil is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Brazilians are the second largest group of YouTube and Facebook users. We take a look at the 10 most shared video ads in Brazil for October 2013.

Fun Video Friday: Fireworks And Video Games

Fun Video Friday: Fireworks And Video Games

We have Halloween candy trauma and very rude fireworks along with a look back at some old timey video games and consoles in our round up of our best videos for you this week. We also have buddy cops and tearful reunions and unwatchable pregnancy announcements.

Google+ Video Explain Those YouTube Comment Updates, Sort Of

Google+ Video Explain Those YouTube Comment Updates, Sort Of

Want to know how YouTube implemented that comment feature update on the site? Or why? Then take a moment to watch this entirely serious video that lets a little light in on the magic. A Google+ account isn’t required to read it.

Want Engagement? Just Scare The Hell Out Of Your Audience With Prankvertising

Want Engagement? Just Scare The Hell Out Of Your Audience With Prankvertising

Forget cats, forget dancing babies, scaring the living daylights out of people is really the only way to make them remember your brand – forever. Advertising wizards John St bring us their own spoof on ‘prankvertising’.

The Best Twitter Responses To The New YouTube Comments Feature

The Best Twitter Responses To The New YouTube Comments Feature

The new comments system on YouTube hasn’t gone down too well with users of the site, particularly the forced integration with Google+. There’s been quite the backlash to the new feature and we take a look at some of the feedback from Twitter.

New YouTube Comments System Rolling Out Right Now

New YouTube Comments System Rolling Out Right Now

YouTube promised more control over negative, spammy, insulting and inflammatory comments left by others and today they are making their new comments system available to all users across the site. They really, really want you to sign up to Google+ though.

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