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.
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.
Tons of videos for April 19, 2013 include a cat vs. a vacuum, super talented women, the Dove ad about "real beauty" and a subsequent parody of the Dove ad, Harrison Ford not wanting to talk about Star Wars on Jimmy Kimmel, tons of science, tons of cool...just watch these videos already.
If you're a brand looking to see what the competition is doing, or need to have historical and/or real-time analysis of a video campaign, Unruly has just created Unruly Analytics to track such things to get a leg up on the competition. Let's see how it works.
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.
In this week's Fun Video Friday we really find out what happens when the Earth loses the sun. We also see what happens when Times Square goes backwards. And one airline has a solution for that awful "kids" problem on airplanes. And if you want to see absolutely stunning time-lapse photography of New Zealand, you've come to the right place.
Vine's been making waves trying to become a great video-sharing app. Today they introduced more embed capabilities for their video-sharing service, ones that will make it easier to share videos across the web on Facebook, Twitter, and regular ol' websites like this one.
Welcome to another Fun Video Friday, where we learn why we play games, how kissing is magic, what kids think about dating problems, and we watch a baby giraffe try to stand on its legs. I know, I can't believe we can observe all that stuff, either.
A study on Vine shows that it has quickly shot past Viddy and Socialcam as the leader in social video sharing. While adoption is slow, the people who use it obviously love it. And while video sharing will probably always take a back seat to photo sharing, Vine's numbers are encouraging.
We're about to get all sorts of knowledgeable about Fred (we call him "Mr.") Rogers up in here. And we're also going to see something we always enjoy, only in slow motion: stuff getting destroyed. After that we might make a cliff jump in Hawaii, or go to the snowy plains of Russia to blow away snowmen. Whatever we may do, it's Fun Video Friday.
Music was all over the place this week, and they dominate this Fun Video Friday with a diverse range of hilarious to just plain awesome. Bad outcomes for Disney Princesses. A dubstep war over a pretty girl on a park bench. Justin Timberlake singing in a Barbershop Quartet. And Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla school each other in Epic Rap Battles.