Showing posts with label YouTube News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube News. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2010

YouTube and Guggenheim In Search of the worlds most creative videos

YouTube and Guggenheim in corroboration with HP and Intel are in search of the worlds most creative videos. This is great news for people who love creating videos all you need to do now is to add some real creativity into it and have it showcased to a jury of world-class experts and get your video nominated the world's most creative video.

Those videos that make it will be shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Submissions close July 31 2010.

This corroboration is called YouTube/Play. Please click the link to find out more details and how you can enter the competition

This is a fantastic opportunity for all those people who love making creative videos.

To have your video considered you would first need to post it on YouTube and then submit it at

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Friday, May 28, 2010

YouTube introduces Moderator and how it helps channel owners

YouTube has launched Moderator. Opening new avenues for channel owners to interact with their audience in a more direct manner. Up until now the only way people could interact with a channel was through the comments section and channel owners could not easily interact with their audience en-mass. 

Now channel owners can ask questions to their audience and poll votes. Giving them the next idea and clue as to what video to create and upload next. The audience can also submit their reviews and ideas to channel owners thus increasing communication between channel owners and their audience.

Channel owners who spend time, money and  energy creating videos are sure going to love this new feature as it brings about a more personal feel to the whole thing. Channels will begin to make more sense with this new feature. Gives those users who really have something good to say a chance to be heard and seen.

Here's a video that shows you how this new feature works.

[Image courtesy TechCrunch ]

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Video: After Facebook Pakistan has now blocked YouTube

After a page appeared on Facebook called "Draw The Prophet Mohammed" people in Pakistan have started protesting against Facebook. Claiming the in Islam no one draws the prophet as it is blasphemous. Facebook in Pakistan has over 3 million users who are now not able to visit their favorite site. In addition to the protests against Facebook the protesters are now including other countries and well last and not least YouTube. YouTube has been accused of running blasphemous videos on the net. With Facebook and YouTube now blocked Internet traffic has now dropped by a quarter. 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

YouTube new redesign features

YouTube has gone through a complete redesign with a view to keep all of us watching longer. There is also a lot more interactivity and sharing options. Most of what you used to see on the left of the video has now been moved below the video.

You can also share a video now with a single click on Facebook. Twitter, Myspace, Orkut, StumbleUpon, LiveSpaces, Hi5 And Bebo. You can also share by email.

For those of you who use the embedding options which used to be on the right. It is now found below the video.

With regards to user comments. The comment with the highest rating is now featured prominently above all the other comments.

Additional information about the video is also consolidated below the video. This is a very subtle change but noticeable for long time YouTube users.

You will no more see the five stars rating system on YouTube. You now have only two buttons like with a thumbs up and another button with a thumbs down. The logic being that when the five stars were around people still clicked only on 1 or 5. So either you like it or you don't.

Name of the person's channel is now directly above the video and a drop down button to show you other videos uploaded by the user.

There is also better search integration. Depending on how you found the video, did you come via a search query, playlist or recommendation. So if you arrived via a search query the videos suggested on the right are the other results you could have clicked on. Of you found the video via a playlist or recommended video. The videos featured on the right are similar in nature. YouTube wants their video search to work smarter.

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