All Blog Posts Tagged 'YouTube' (24)

Art Imitates YouTube’s Imitations of Art

Found this article on the New York Times about a theater company staging YouTube videos at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village. Art Imitates YouTube’s Imitations of Art

Tomorrow I'm going to New York City to explore the Off Broadway theater district in Hell's Kitchen. I will be seeing Golden Child at the…


Added by rrobbins on December 7, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Snuff Films Online

I've long contended that how we choose to use the internet is an extension of our inner "self".   What we do online, how we comport ourselves, our actions and the relationships (good and bad) that we forge are a mirror image of a real time existence or in other words, our reality

Therefore, sometimes I can be genuinely shocked by things I learn online (because I'm pretty naive about some stuff).  And, this week was a stunner for me.  You see, up until now I had no idea that…


Added by Victoria on June 7, 2012 at 5:32pm — 14 Comments

The YouTube Reader - New Book

There is a new hardcover book about YouTube entitled "The YouTube Reader" ISBN: 978-9-188468-11-6. I just noticed that it was published in Sweden by the National Library of Sweden but the book is in English. This book has just been published and I just got my copy so I have not had a chance to read it. But it looks like it is a collection of dry academic articles in the media studies department.

The only vloggers pictured are Mr. Safety, Geriatric1927, and LittlePandaExpress.… Continue

Added by rrobbins on January 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Remembering where we came from...

I'll be vlogging my two-cents worth of opinion on the implementation of democracy on VloggerHeads a little later today, but I just wanted to quickly share this:

Remember YouTube? That place where most of us came from, and where many of us still return frequently to visit old friends?

Well, this is what came up as "Featured Videos" while watching AndyMooseman's latest vlog this morning. No, Andy is not a hot young chick in a tight… Continue

Added by Ken ♦ kenrg on October 25, 2009 at 12:53pm — 6 Comments

The Insincere Youtube Question

I don't need to tell you guys: there are a bunch of annoying things about/ on YouTube... spam, DMCA issues, etc etc etc. But you know what one is really irking me lately? The insincere question.

A lot of the "big" Youtubers do it. It's bad enough they do that "Comment, rate, subscribe" crap at the end of each of their videos. Oh, is that how the site works? Hurr durr... I'll decide if I choose to subscribe to you, thank you very much. But at least that's upfront and… Continue

Added by a6487487 on October 22, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture

Although I've already blogged about this book, I've finally finished reading it and was impressed enough to want to mention it again. YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture is written by social scientists who have clearly done better research than any other commentators on the YouTube community. They mention trolls, YouTube drama, Stickam, the Partnership program and many other insider aspects of the YouTube community. It is nice to see these topics discussed in an… Continue

Added by rrobbins on June 13, 2009 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Vlogger News

I have enough news concerning vlogging to warrant a blog post. First I want to recommend RealPlayer 11. Although RealPlayer has been a pain in the past, this version has one extremely useful feature. It can rip any video that uses a Flash player. Once installed, almost any video playing in your browser will have a RealPlayer download link so you can easily download the video. The video will be added to a media library. This has made it a lot easier… Continue

Added by rrobbins on June 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Be Nice To YouTubers - Their World is About to Collapse

Here's a little item posted this morning on Mashable under the title of Coming Soon: The Hulufication of YouTube?:
YouTube has been moving to bring in legitimate, licensed content from TV networks and movie studios for some time, inking deals with the likes of CBS and MGM, among others. Now, that professionally produced content is going to become the focal point of the site, as Google plans to launch a major…

Added by Ken ♦ kenrg on March 30, 2009 at 12:17pm — 15 Comments

Please Keep Your Videos "Advertiser Worthy"

Yesterday, I read an article about YouTube changing their "Most Viewed" category into a "Popular" category. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/02/youtube-popular.html. I was particularly amused by the quote from YouTube skank HotforWords, "Was nice knowing you all.". This is part of their effort to make sure that prominent content is appealing to advertisers.

I remember reading… Continue

Added by rrobbins on February 6, 2009 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

YouTube Videos Pull In Real Money

Today I came across this article on the New York Times web site:


Michael Buckley claims he has made over $100,000 from YouTube advertisements!

Added by rrobbins on December 11, 2008 at 6:32pm — 3 Comments

FallOfAutumnDistro's Book On YouTube

I finally have Alan Lastufka's book "YouTube: An Insider's Guide To Climbing The Charts"…


Added by rrobbins on December 10, 2008 at 6:25pm — 2 Comments

YouTube Live FTL

Now I've never had a tooth pulled without Novocain but I imagine it would resemble tonight big unveiling of YouTube Live.

It came off like a high school group project. Everything was just thrown together without consideration of entertainment or humor. Not that they had much to work with in the line-up.

I can't fathom the idea of sitting at a concert type arena and watching Darth Vader blending a broom, a magician playing with a laser pointer that wouldn't keep a 4 year… Continue

Added by Justinmazing on November 22, 2008 at 10:24pm — 3 Comments

Virus Alert!

Just got word from Esther of this new spoofing technique involving fake YouTube accounts. These things are often bogus but this one looks genuine. We suggest you read the article and use caution.

Added by Tom Guarriello [Co-Founder] on October 9, 2008 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

YouTube's Sickeningly Slick Gathering

The YouTube Blog has a post about their first official YouTube Community gathering. http://www.youtube.com/blog?entry=nLl5YQjbwfk.

Today we announced YouTube Live, a celebration of the vibrant communities that exist on the site, to be held on November 22 in San Francisco and streamed for a potential worldwide audience of millions.

YouTube users have been gathering informally for years, but this is the first…

Added by rrobbins on October 2, 2008 at 9:56pm — 5 Comments

What is your legacy?

Some days ago I considered leaving here and YouTube but after thinking it over and with some friendly advice I decided to stay. I have now resolved to never close my YT channel in particular. My thinking is that it is my legacy even if I no longer participate years from now.

What will be your legacy? When you think about it, we are the originals of the video sharing medium. YouTube for example is but a pup at three years old. I've come across vids that were made in 2005 when YT first… Continue

Added by Sainter on September 6, 2008 at 8:30pm — 25 Comments

Vloggerheads - some of my first impressions

Sorry, no video yet, I'm still lurking about.

First off, I'm not wild about the name "vloggerheads" I'm not sure why. It is apropos, as vlogs are talking heads, however something about the word seems silly, as if it's a joke to vlog. Certainly some vlogs are a joke, but the act of vlogging isn't a joke to me. To put ones thoughts and ideas out on the internet is no trivial thing. Somehow the sound of vloggerheads communicates a lack of integrity or authority. I liked The Tropolis… Continue

Added by C-Daddy on September 1, 2008 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

Defeat Big Ads On YouTube

Today I read on Techmeme that YouTube plans to use big ads on its home page. YouTube Finally Figures Out How To Make Money: Big Ads On Its Homepage.

This has finally prompted me to do something about the annoying channel ads that appear on partner videos. I have an ad blocker that prevents some advertisements from showing up but it still leaves a large blank… Continue

Added by rrobbins on August 28, 2008 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Stamping Out The YouTube Virus

I am reposting this reflection, originally posted as a comment to RavensLaugh's excellent blog post, asking why we think VH is any different from YT.

Ah, finally we get to the nub of the thing. VH is not YET different from YouTube because most of us are infected with the YouTube Virus (VTV).

What is YTV?

Well, actually, it's not a virus, it's more like a spongiform prion infection, kinda like… Continue

Added by Tom Guarriello [Co-Founder] on August 24, 2008 at 11:16pm — 5 Comments

vloggerheads V Youtube: A long honeymoon

Just now, RiverBirch1967 and I lowered ourselves and began talking about YouTube *shakes head in disbelief* We both have been "neglecting" YouTube since being here. If this is a honeymoon then it's a long one. She suggested I ask you if it's the same for you.

I must admit, since being involved in VH and the palpable community spirit that it generates, YT has become a less attractive option than I ever thought it would be. In truth I felt that YT would be home base and here would be a… Continue

Added by Sainter on August 20, 2008 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

...and another thing...

From my LiveVideo blog...

After a slightly bumpy start (I didn't realize that all new videos uploaded appear on the front page and uploaded a whole bunch which got some rather pointed reactions...) which was smoothed over by morning, I have been schmoozing on Vloggerheads.

I also joined Moar but haven't done much there. I have been frying my fish at VH.

In fact, I have been finding that VH is the community that disappeared from YouTube and is swiftly… Continue

Added by Mudhooks on August 20, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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