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YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

By Josh Wolford December 12, 2014

GIFs, however you say it, already rule the internet. And though making a few-second GIF from the world’s greatest source for GIF-able material – YouTube – isn’t rocket science, it’s a tiny pain in the ass in that you have …

Fake Army Ranger Exposed; Video Goes Viral

On Black Friday, Afghanistan veteran Ryan Berk spotted a man dressed in camouflage fatigues while shopping at a mall in Pennsylvania. While it is common for veterans to don their uniforms when they’re out and about, Berk noticed something different …

Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING …

YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and …

Bethany Mota Talks ‘DWTS’ and YouTube Success

Bethany Mota is making quite a name for herself as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, as she and pro dance partner Derek Hough make their way across the dance floor week after week, wowing fans and judges alike. …

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here. …

Glowstick In Microwave: “Dingaling” Learns A Lesson

Putting a glowstick in the microwave is usually not one’s idea of an awesome thing to try, but Jack thought it would be. Even though Jack’s dad apparently already said it was a dumb idea. When one puts a glowstick …

YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos

Your YouTube videos are about to get silky smooth – I mean seriously good-lookin’. Back in June, YouTube announced that 48 and 60 frames-per-second videos were on the way. Well, they’re here. Kotaku has spotted the option in the wild. …

Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube? Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube?

The sky is blue, grass is green, water is wet, and YouTube is free. For many, many years we’ve all lived in a world where one can just go to a website and watch billions of hours of video – …

Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report …

EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law

When it comes to the usage of media on the Internet, there has always been a lot of debate about what’s acceptable versus what’s unacceptable. Here we are in 2014 still trying to hammer out exactly what all falls into …

Are You Afraid of the Dark Is on YouTube

In this is why you love the internet news, some wonderful, wonderful redditor discovered that every single episode of the nostalgia-inducing horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? is available to watch on YouTube. Culled from various YouTube accounts, …

YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report

YouTube is now offering a realtime report for video publishers showing estimated views data for the last five published videos. The data is also available for any individual video. Google says the report can give you early insights into the …

YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from …

YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from …

Google At Work On Kid-Friendly Versions Of Products Google At Work On Kid-Friendly Versions Of Products

Earlier this week, news came out that Google is looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is working on a new system that would let …

'YouTube Music Key' Is Coming, According to Report 'YouTube Music Key' Is Coming, According to Report

Rumors of a YouTube-branded subscription streaming service have been floating around for quite some time – both before Google launched Play Music All Access and since. The reasoning appears rather simple. YouTube is already a massive destination for streaming music …