It's a meta-age in many ways, and so, it's not surprising that when The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer came out, we had people shooting their reactions to it...and then Peter Jackson got his elves to react to the reaction.
Just a few days after it got its Android release, Vine has surpassed Instagram on Twitter with users sharing more six second videos than images. Considering the fact that Instagram users outweigh Vine users by 87 million, that's a huge achievement for the new app.
If Samuel L. Jackson wants to raise money for Alzheimer's, he could simply create a YouTube channel and just say things the way we know Sam Jackson says things. The AdSense money he could bring in just by saying things would be amazing. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.
HowToBasic has a very entertaining, and very cathartic, way to return to the old YouTube design. Hate the new design? Just watch this video and be amazed at what you can do to defeat the new YouTube One Channel. You'll probably have to watch it more than once to get the concept.
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.
Vine is on Android, finally. It only took 5 months, but the app that iOS users downloaded 13 million times has finally arrived on Android. Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be able to use the zooming feature on this app, which makes this version unique from the iOS app.
A ton of videos again for your perfectly decent Friday: How Iron Man 3 should have ended, a tribe discusses whether they should do "samesies" anymore, Vsauce asks why we feel nostalgia, and does music make you smarter? All that and more in this week's Fun Video Friday.
We'd like to thank the men and women who have died for our country. And, as we do in America, we say thanks, and have epic cookouts! Looking for some food ideas for Memorial Day, or at least how to make them? Here are a few YouTube videos for your Memorial Day cookouts: burgers, corn, desserts, and drinks.
Did you ever want to see what would happen if Superman kicked a man in the balls? Did you really want to see Patton Oswalt's Star Wars filibuster from Parks & Recreation to come to life? Did you ever want to see a zombie feed on brains in a drive thru? Look no further.
Chris Hadfield's "Space Oddity" highlights Fun Video Friday. But we have a ton more in store: ducks stop a police chase, Epic Meal Time reaches into their horror bag again with a Bacon Arachnid, and Abercrombie & Fitch get their just desserts.
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.
The following videos for May 10 will totally shock you with entertainment value. Compiled here are videos from The Lonely Island, CGP Grey, Rhett & Link, Walk Off the Earth...heck, we even have the trailer for the new Edgar Wright film The World's End here. Enjoy!
A ton of videos this week have cinematic qualities: a killer robot named Abe, a bunch of killer giant robots and monsters in Pacific Rim, how the Captain America shield is made, and a ton more. Plus the usual comedy and music videos. And VSauce answers the question to why we kiss.
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.
Unruly has unveiled something they call the "Social Diffusion Curve," which shows the life of a video measured through its shares. Not surprisingly, it's important for your video to be shared in the first three days. But what is surprising is that those first three days set the tone for the rest of a video's life.