Video Sharing

Vid.ly Grows Up, Goes Pro - The Universal Video URL Slam Dunk

Vid.ly Grows Up, Goes Pro   The Universal Video URL Slam Dunk

When I hop on a conference call and say "Go Team [INSERT BRAND] Woo!" you can be pretty sure that I dig your product. So Jeff Malkin and the team over at Vid.ly should be well aware of that fact now since I both opened ...

Facebook Now Let's You Add Video to Facebook Comments

Facebook Now Lets You Add Video to Facebook Comments

Social video marketers, we have a news update! We recently discovered a feature that Facebook was testing and it appears that they have just made public as of today. Now, when you include a link in a comment on anyone's Facebook post or status update, ...

Google Plus Is Growing Like A Weed

Google Plus Is Growing Like A Weed

Google Plus is growing quickly. Very quickly. A few days after it launched, I wrote about how badly I wanted them to remove the restrictions on joining and open the new social network up to everyone. Then, just a few days later, they opened up ...

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

Tosh.0 Proves The Power Of Viral Videos & The Need For Video Curation

YouTube officially became the America's Funniest Home Videos of the web when it launched in 2005. With reality shows and programs-making-fun-of-reality-shows being big business, it was only a matter of time before television began to aggregate the best the web had to offer into its ...

Video Curation Tips: How to Be a Successful Web Video Curator

Video Curation Tips: How to Be a Successful Web Video Curator

In the final part of my interview with web video curation expert Steve Rosenbaum, we share some recommendations for you to gather and organize rich and relevant video content from multiple sources for your website – which can improve your search visibility and link popularity, ...

Online Video As A Memorial: YouTube's Tribute To Fallen Journalists

Online Video As A Memorial: YouTubes Tribute To Fallen Journalists

Online video can be a lot of things. It can be entertainment, obviously, and that has been it's primary purpose these last six years or so. But it's flexing its muscle in recent years, showing how much power and creativity it can bring to help ...

Social Video and Cause Marketing: How Nonprofits Are Doing Viral Video

Social Video and Cause Marketing: How Nonprofits Are Doing Viral Video

I interviewed Chris Quigley, Co-founder of the buzz marketing company, Viral Ad Network, about why and how companies should engage in social causes using video. Chris also shares the special benefits that social video campaigns can have for charities, and we add some of our ...

YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

Some sites are reporting that WebM is the most used format at YouTube, but that's not exactly what the blog post says. It says that they have finished transcoding the most viewed videos to WebM and all new uploads are automatically transcoded to it. It's ...

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

I only found out about Stroome last week--and promptly wrote up an article about their approach to collaborative video editing and creation. Imagine my surprise when co-founder, Tom Grasty, reached out to let me know they were launching a new-and-improved version of the service this ...

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

How Microsoft Uses Video to Increase Employee Productivity

Did you know that Microsoft has their own YouTube? No, I don't mean Bing Videos. I mean Academy Mobile. Never heard of it? Me neither, until I read this piece yesterday at Ragan.com. Academy Mobile is just like YouTube--users can upload videos, rate videos, comment ...

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

Make Your Facebook Video Stand Out With Captions & Advanced Video Tags

More and more users are sharing video through Facebook, whether by dropping in links or uploading their own clips. Facebook is the fastest-growing referrer of video traffic, and users are beginning to upload videos to the site in higher numbers as well. And now a ...

Dailymotion Announces Curated Video Hubs for Current & Emerging Events

Dailymotion Announces Curated Video Hubs for Current & Emerging Events

Online video has proven to be a sought after content type during breaking news stories, natural disasters, or other current events.  However, the very nature of breaking news makes it tough to find video of a specific event as the news of that event is ...

More Senior Executives Are Using & Sharing Online Video Says Forbes

More Senior Executives Are Using & Sharing Online Video Says Forbes

In June of last year, Forbes Insights partnered with Google to conduct a study on how C-Level Executives were using video for business purposes.  The results, which we wrote about at the time, showed that their use of video was on the rise, particularly with ...

Consumer Generated Media, Customer Video Reviews, and Brand Marketing Strategies

Consumer Generated Media, Customer Video Reviews, and Brand Marketing Strategies

Grant Crowell interviews Pete Blackshaw, author of the book about consumer-generated media titled, Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends, Angry Customers Tell 3,000. We discuss how online video is one of the most persuasive forms of consumer generated media today, and where he sees are the “obvious opportunities” for businesses to take advantage of consumer generated media with their own video marketing strategies.

Goodbye Yahoo Video Uploads - Yahoo Shifts Away From User-Generated Video Content

Goodbye Yahoo Video Uploads   Yahoo Shifts Away From User Generated Video Content

Techcrunch is reporting that Yahoo Video is making some major changes in the wake of the company''s layoffs this week.  Specifically, they seem to be doing away with user-generated content altogether.  The upload utility is gone, and users are seeing a special message at the ...