Video Sharing

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 ...

Bit.ly Bundles - Share Multiple Videos With One Shortened URL

Bit.ly Bundles   Share Multiple Videos With One Shortened URL

Do you use URL shorteners when promoting your videos?  I'm guessing most of you do.  And even though that marketplace is becoming saturated with options for shortening long URLs, the king of the hill is still Bit.ly, primarily due to their early adoption by Twitter ...

VYou Brings Video To The World of Online Q&A

VYou Brings Video To The World of Online Q&A

I love viral videos—perhaps more than I should.  It's just so much fun, that it's easy to sometimes forget that there are a multitude of things to like about video beyond just viral advertising.  We're still in the early stages of the life of online ...

DailyMotion Expands Video Discovery, Localization and Player Features

DailyMotion Expands Video Discovery, Localization and Player Features

DailyMotion is working on implementing better ways for their users to discover video content on DailyMotion. Apparently, what they had just wasn't working (which might explain their serious lack of stringency in what is acceptable as a view, having just scraped the bottom of the ...

Google Releases Goo.gl, Their URL Shortening Service, To The Public

Google Releases Goo.gl, Their URL Shortening Service, To The Public

URL shorteners are all the rage.  With the rise of social media like Facebook and Twitter, there is a greater need than ever before for users to find a way to make their links shorter so as to leave more room for actual text in ...

Justin.tv Offers Live Streaming Video iPhone App

Justin.tv Offers Live Streaming Video iPhone App

Perhaps they're trying to shake that reputation of being a place to find illegal sports and television streams or perhaps they really just want to cater to iPhone users who want to live stream events. Either way, they've launched a new app on the iPhone ...

Viral Video vs. Episodic Video - Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Viral Video vs. Episodic Video   Are They Mutually Exclusive?

What do you do when someone you like and respect writes something that you think is way off base?  Jim Louderback wrote a pretty interesting article over at AdAge yesterday, and it's the kind of thing I have to weigh in on.  In a piece ...

Crowdsourced Fan Film, Star Wars Uncut, Is Finished... and It's Awesome

Crowdsourced Fan Film, Star Wars Uncut, Is Finished... and Its Awesome

I've been interested in the Star Wars: Uncut project ever since I heard about it last October.  The premise:  let fans pick their favorite 15-second scenes from the original Star Wars: A New Hope movie and re-film it—fan film style—and then stitch together everyone's scenes ...

Reel Weekend: Social Networks Targeted By Video Spoofs and One Real Film

Reel Weekend: Social Networks Targeted By Video Spoofs and One Real Film

So, everyone in the Social Networking realm is all a flutter (bet you thought I'd say a twitter) about a string of spoof trailers for imaginary films based on the creation and usage of the social networks, spawned from a real trailer for a real ...

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

5 Actions You Want Every One of Your Video Viewers To Take

I read a fantastic article over at Visible Gains called Tuning Website Video For Higher Conversion – Part 1.  It has some really great insight into how webmasters can help nudge users toward certain desired behaviors through different choices in video placement and style.  The ...

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

5 Crazy Things You Can Learn From 5min of Online Video

It's the weekend and so we here at ReelSEO want to wind down and take it easy. Something came across our desk late Friday that talked about 5min.com and Answers.com teaming up. The deal is that 1,000 questions on Answers.com have been done up as ...

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesn't Work On IPhone

YouTube Adds HTML5 Iframe Embed Code, Doesnt Work On IPhone

On Thursday the YouTube blog popped up some new embed code. This time round they're giving us some <iframe> code so you can offer up both HTML 5 and Flash in one quick embed. That's pretty cool.The new iframe is a quick bit of code ...

PopScreen Unveils Viral Video Prediction Tool To The Public, Sort Of

PopScreen has officially launched their viral video prediction tool, which they're calling "On Our Radar.”  You may remember we wrote about this new feature back in June when we were afforded a sneak peak (thanks again, PopScreen!).  Well, now it's out in the wild for ...

Vimeo Announces Creative Commons Licensing - But Are Users' Hands Tied?

Video hosting platform Vimeo yesterday announced on its blog its support for Creative Commons licensing, providing its members a more precise control over where and how others can use their own videos. But restrictions persist with how members can feature other rights-owners videos and other original works on Vimeo, even if they have the same clearances that Creative Commons provides.

Hollywood Directors Team With YouTube To Launch Historic YouTube Film Experiment

Everyone wants to leverage YouTube, and the professional film community is no different.  We've seen unknown directors land big Hollywood gigs because of a video they uploaded.  We've seen major film studios reap the benefits and word of mouth for new releases by adding the ...