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A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding

A team of artists, including Rubidium Wu, Eric Stafford, Kettie Jean, and Rob Rusli has created an impressive video of New York City an a post-apocalyptic state. Standard fare for a generation raised on the Internet, a place where end-of-the-world …

Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports

No, I’m not talking about Christmas greetings from ABC’s now-defunct Wide World of Sports, but that would be pretty cool, as well. Unfortunately, there aren’t any fitting such a category on YouTube, although, there are quite a few WWoS intro …

EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening
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While people still buy their games like their hotcakes, when it comes to public opinion, EA’s reputation isn’t the best or the brightest. As long as that doesn’t disrupt their bottom line, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. This …

Obama Girl Songwriter Goes Anti-SOPA Obama Girl Songwriter Goes Anti-SOPA

Remember the “Crush on Obama” song? Sure, it made the hottie who starred in the video a popular item, but only because of her attractiveness. The creator of the song that catapulted “Obama Girl” to fame, Leah Kauffman, is back …

(NSFW) Dan Bull’s Anti-SOPA Rap Is Dope, Timely (NSFW) Dan Bull’s Anti-SOPA Rap Is Dope, Timely

Ah, SOPA. My good friend. We just can’t quit each other. Of course, when masterful content continues to pour out, all in the sake of defying you, there’s really no reason to quit, now is there? While the protection act(s) …

The Best Fails of 2011 The Best Fails of 2011

Earlier, Josh detailed the most-watched YouTube videos of 2011, and while that list is indeed eye-opening, especially in regards to the music tastes of YouTube viewers, it was missing something crucial: A video featuring the best fails of 2011. While …

Christmas Puppies Are Cute Enough to Melt YouTube Christmas Puppies Are Cute Enough to Melt YouTube

If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, you’re a bigger Scrooge than the person the meaning behind the name came from. You’re an even bigger Grinch than Dr. Seuss’ and there’s little chance your heart will grow …

The Power of The Internet Brings Us The People of Burning Man The Power of The Internet Brings Us The People of Burning Man

Be it crowd funding or crowdsourcing or anything else of a successful viral nature, the Internet is an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to organizing a movement or getting like-minded individuals together for a common cause and/or purpose. The …

Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video
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Note to people trying to be funny and/or cute at someone else’s expense: Sometimes, the sensitivity of things never goes away. Just ask Erin Andrews. In case you aren’t aware, Erin Andrews is an ESPN personality who is very popular …

Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content
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Normally, wanton destruction in the face of a major championship comes from the winning city. In Vancouver, however, fans were obviously unhappy with the way the Canucks lost Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals at the hands of the …

User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection

While we like to focus on the humorous cat videos that threaten to consume regular Internet users, user-generated content has tons other obvious uses, like protesting laws that make life difficult for urban bicycle riders, or protesting misguided funding repeals …

NBA Finals: The Mavericks Are The Toast of Ohio NBA Finals: The Mavericks Are The Toast of Ohio
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In case you’re wondering about the connection here, social media and the Internet in general reacted in spectacular fashion to the NBA Finals, especially now that Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks surprisingly defeated the LeBron James and the Miami Heat. …

The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style The Internet Wraps Up The NBA Finals in Style

If there’s a better mix of Internet content than social media and how it reacts to sports, I’m not sure what it is. Sure, message boards will always blow up if there’s a movie/television show worth discussing, but those “your …

Junip Shows How to Engage Fans with YouTube Video Contest Junip Shows How to Engage Fans with YouTube Video Contest
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It’s certainly an interesting time to be a music fan. The rise of social media, along with that of user-generated content and smartphones have come together to not only enhance communication and journalism, but also creativity. The latest example of …

AT&T CEO Gets Blasted on USAToday AT&T CEO Gets Blasted on USAToday
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The first newspaper to introduce color into the world of black and white print media is still going strong, effectively transitioning to Internet-based content. This, of course, is not newsworthy. However, because USAToday.com allows comments, every so often, there are …

The Japan Quake Maps Are Useful, Educational

If there’s some good that comes from the kind of natural disaster that hit Japan, aside from seeing people put aside their petty differences for a moment in favor of assisting those in need, it’s seeing Internet technologies being used …

YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights YouTube and ESPN Want Your Original Sports Highlights

Parents of kids who play sports, their coaches and the players alike, pay attention: ESPN and YouTube have put a call out for your user-generated content. If you have any original sports highlights you’d like to share on YouTube, be …

Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole was trying to be cute, not insensitive; at least, according to Kenneth Cole.  Nevertheless, his ill-advised marketing Tweet referencing Egypt, trying to bring humor to a decidedly-unfunny situation was given the treatment it so deserved.

Kenneth Cole
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Kenneth Cole was trying to be cute, not insensitive; at least, according to Kenneth Cole.  Nevertheless, his ill-advised marketing Tweet referencing Egypt, trying to bring humor to a decidedly-unfunny situation was given the treatment it so deserved.

Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole was trying to be cute, not insensitive; at least, according to Kenneth Cole.  Nevertheless, his ill-advised marketing Tweet referencing Egypt, trying to bring humor to a decidedly-unfunny situation was given the treatment it so deserved.

The Food Network Learns About The Power of User-Generated Content
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A silly recipe suggestion has been stricken from the pages of FoodNetwork.com, thanks to a bunch of sarcastic, derision-filled responses.  Hopefully, Food Network’s instructional experience about just how powerful user-generated content is has come to an end and they’ll try a little harder next time.