These days, if you turn away from your computer monitor for even a few minutes, you might miss a huge story in the world of online video. And this week was no exception. Facebook had big video news. Google had big video news. It's a very, very fast-paced world, and even many of us who live in that world can miss an important story here and there. Thankfully for you, we provide this handy one-stop shop for catching up on a week's worth of news you might have missed.
Online Video News
- 64% of iPhone owners use the device for watching video. I actually would have thought it was higher than that.
- The creator of Keyboard Cat is suing Threadless, one of the biggest online t-shirt companies around, for copyright violations.
- comScore has started up an online video measurement service in Russia.
Online Video Editorials & Opinions
- GigaOm attempts to predict the next decade in online video.
- Nalts needs your help! He's compiling input and data and opinions from readers on what we can learn from YouTube about comedy. Check out more on the presentation he's putting together, and send him some feedback.
- What counts as "primetime" where online video is concerned? When do viewers watch the most online video?
Gadgets, Tools, & Software
- IzzyVideo gave us this fantastic and exhaustive video tutorial series on the brand new Final Cut Pro X video editing software, which we wrote about here.
- Stroome has undergone a makeover designed to improve the user experience
- Cnet has a great little tips article on getting rid of embarrassing YouTube videos and untag yourself from Facebook photos.
Reel Stories You Might Have Missed
- Google unveiled Google Plus, a new social network that heavily features video.
- Speaking of Google, they also released a cool new tool to convert your SWF files into HTML5.
- Our interview with Chloe Spencer delved deep into the subject of how teens interact with social media and online video.
- Christophor wrote about a Facebook video chat app, called Bibbil, only to see the news come out later that day that Facebook was going to release their own video chat app next week.
The Lighter Side Of Video News
- Weird Al says YouTube & Twitter saved his album.
- A grainy, long distance video shot of the Dark Knight Rises set has gone viral. Do you think there's any interest in this movie? (sarcasm intended)
- A new YouTube video illustrates/proves that director Michael Bay reused some shots from The Island in his brand new Transformers 3 movie. Strange.
I Leave You With...
This excellent little short film that re-imagines Pac Man as a high-speed car chase:
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