The piece of online video news that made the biggest splash this week didn't even fall on a week day. In fact, it happened yesterday, when Netflix announced its deal to air brand new episodes of cult-classic television show, Arrested Development, almost singlehandedly returning the DVD and streaming content provider back into the public's good graces. Of course, a lot of other important news stories happened this week in the video realm.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- Arrested Development is returning, with all new episodes, and it'll air on Netflix!
- Google is doing some new things with thumbnails on video results in universal search.
- YouTube plans to go from 200,000 advertisers to 7 million.
- The video we watch on tablets we watch for longer.
- How to make a video website - The Reel Web!
- Is something going on with YouTube titles needing to apply to 75% of the video or more?
- When video itself becomes the product.
- Using keyword tools to build a video audience.
Online Video News
- Wal-Mart is making some upgrades Vudu--it's online streaming service. (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Annoying Orange will be a series on the Cartoon Network. (Tubefilter)
- A new "YouTube for businesses" startup has received funding from an original YouTube founder. (Ad Week)
- Slingbox coming soon to Facebook? (Lost Remote)
- Hulu is going political for ad dollars. (Advertising Age)
- YouTube's been testing some new Google-Plus-inspired changes. (The Next Web)
- 10 recent algorithm changes from Google. (Google)
Online Video Editorial & Opinion
- "Brand lift" is becoming a more important metric for the online video world. (Video Nuze)
- At least one YouTuber thinks he's found proof of other YouTuber succeeding by cheating. (Social Times)
- Video is evolving. (Media Post)
- Buffering is video engagement's #1 enemy. (Video Nuze)
Gadgets, Tools, Tips, & Software
- Google Plus Hangouts tips from Chris Brogan. (ReelSEO)
- This camera stabilizer on Kickstarter looks pretty cool, and already reached it's goal. (KickStarter)
- Here's the latest in our series on running an online video contest. (ReelSEO)
- The Kindle Fire is here. (ReelSEO)
The Lighter Side of Online Video
- Are these the coolest YouTube annotations ever? (ReelSEO)
- Okay, I'm already ready for the age of people using YouTube videos to get dates with famous people to be over. Does that make me a bad person? (Social Times)
- Best videos of the week. (ReelSEO)
- GoPro dog cam! (Filmmaker IQ)
- The Dark Knight Rises seems to be pretty popular with online video crowds. (ReelSEO)