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YouTube’s First Video Turns 10, in Case You Weren’t Feeling Old Today

YouTube’s First Video Turns 10, in Case You Weren’t Feeling Old Today

By Josh Wolford April 23, 2015

If you woke up in a good mood, feeling young and spry, you’ll hate to know that YouTube’s inauspicious first video turns 10 years old today. “Alright, so here we are in front of the, uh, elephants. Uh. The cool …

Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’ YouTube Kids Launches as Google’s ‘First Building Block in Tech for Tykes’

YouTube is one of the biggest resources on the planet for content that can entertain, educate, and in the best cases, entertain and educate your kids. Of course, YouTube is also filled with a lot of stuff you probably don’t …

Cat Draws YouTube Copyright Claim with Its Derivative Purring Cat Draws YouTube Copyright Claim with Its Derivative Purring

In this story, cats and lame copyright bullshit collide. It’s the perfect internet story. Have you ever heard a cat purring and thought, man this really sounds like that one song? Well, YouTube did. And it recently flagged one cat …

YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging …

Report Finds YouTube To Be Biggest Loser Of 2014 For Social Media Traffic Referrals Report Finds YouTube To Be Biggest Loser Of 2014 For Social Media Traffic Referrals

Each quarter, we look at Shareaholic’s reports on social media traffic referrals, which give us an idea of how eight different social media platforms are performing in terms of driving traffic to websites. The latest one came out on Monday …

NFL Highlights Are Finally Coming to YouTube, Google Search NFL Highlights Are Finally Coming to YouTube, Google Search

The NFL has finally joined YouTube. Welcome to the future, guys! The new channel is part of a deal with Google, which will see the NFL upload official highlights and more video content on YouTube. “It’s pretty simple: On any …

Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy? Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy?

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands on Facebook posted 20,000 more Facebook videos than YouTube videos last month. …

Man Filming Crash Catches Own Near-Death Experience

Blocked by an accident on an ice-covered New Jersey turnpike, a man takes out his phone to record the scene. Little did he know, he’d actually catch a terrifying near-miss, right behind him. “I was blocked by two trucks on …

Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official …

Facebook Now Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos (On Facebook) Facebook Now Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos (On Facebook)

Native Facebook has become bigger than sharing YouTube videos on Facebook as far as brands are concerned. Take a moment and let that sink in, because this time last year, that was pretty much unthinkable. Brands posted 20,000 more Facebook …

The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won&#8217;t Break Even The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been …

YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists

YouTube recently gave us a look at the top ads of the year. Then the YouTube Trends team gave us their top picks for videos of the year. Now, YouTube is giving us the 2014 Year in Review. This review …

&#8216;The Interview&#8217; Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend ‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two …

YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014 YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014

Google’s YouTube Trends team is sharing its picks for the best videos of the year. Seven members have compiled playlists to give us a look back. “Here at YouTube Trends HQ, when we weren’t logging “Ice Bucket” views, watching PSY …

YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

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 …