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In this section we cover blogs related to the latest trends and news in the world of online video.
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Twitter is trying to change its image drastically from a social media platform to a website where people can watch third most-watched program in American television history with an average of 111.9 million viewers. Last April, twitter expanded its boundaries by beating other major players in the tech space, including Verizon, Yahoo, Amazon, and Facebook for securing the live broadcasting rights to stream 10 games of the 16 Thursday Night Football games to air this...

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Last month, YouTube faced the backlash from its community due to their decision of making demonetization public. This doesn’t convey that every change on YouTube brings negative vibes amongst their community. Today, YouTube announced that they are testing a new feature called YouTube COMMUNITY with select Youtubers. So, what is YouTube – Community? In this community feature, YouTubers can share photos, polls, links, text posts, and videos with their subscribers. As this YouTube community is...

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After establishing YouTube as the most popular video site, Google is now trying to penetrate Asian market with an aggressive on ground technology that can connect one country with another through fiber optic cables. Google’s latest investment in long-haul undersea fiber optic cabling will improve the internet connection in Asian countries like Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, including India and Nepal. With more people coming online every day in Asia than anywhere else in the world, Google...

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Several YouTube content creators are flipping out as their videos are getting demonetized for producing anti-advertising friendly content. It all started 3 months back when the YouTube policy changed by adding “Harassment may include” section. This trend of online harassing, counterculturist’s, and highly opinionated criticisms from both left/right wings of society started exactly after the Orlando shootings back in June. The rise of anti/pro criticisms on Police, Syrian refugees, Brexit, Black Lives Matter, White Lives...

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Calm down your VMAs’ FOMO, you can watch what everyone’s been talking about, online. Because Vevo has teamed up with MTV to distribute videos of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards 2016 performances online on YouTube! MTV started publishing videos of the VMAs early Monday morning, making them available for streaming both on its own website and through its own apps as well as on YouTube and the sites and services of other Vevo distribution...

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Around 100 million people watch at least one Vine a month, either on their mobile device or via their desktop. You will only get the addiction when you get into it. So here are top 10 Most watched Vine Stars for the month of August, 2016. The top 3 didn’t post much or at all this month but it seems unfair to steal those ranks from them. And people still watch them. News followers, old followers. Most...

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Yesterday, the internet was freaking out because a number of news and tech websites were saying that people who use or even view torrent websites that they are not supposed to like kickass, Utorrent, torrentz, YIFY, extratorrent, etc. may face a 3-year prison sentence or be fined up to 3 lakh Rupees. But chill, you won’t go to jail for torrenting, it’s the torrent sites that are going down. Police can’t go arresting literally everyone, but...

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British YouTuber Louis Cole, the face behind the travel vlogging channel FunForLouis is apparently not having a fun time dealing with everybody’s rage. By everybody I mean, the media, his fans, and everyone else who’s heard about the controversy on the internet. Of course, there are someone people who think he’s right and everyone’s just overreacting, but most people believe sources like Vanity Fair, Gawker, Philip DeFranco, and more. So here’s what happened- The travel...

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Gigi Gorgeous knew the middle eastern countries are Anti-LGBTQ but she would’ve never imagined being a transgender could be so dangerous for her life. She was detained at the Dubai airport because she is transgender. And if she stepped onto Dubai’s soil, they would have arrested her or worst case scenario beheaded/executed her. She told TMZ that she was stopped from entering the country when an immigration officer said to her, “I was told you are...

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It all started after a British YouTuber Marina Joyce posted a normal video and her fans/e-detectives observed some things that were notably off about her in the video. Such as- Her eyes were wider than usual, there were long periods of silence in her speech, she was repeating her words in a confused manner and she spoke in an uncharacteristically high-pitched, faraway manner. She frequently looked off-camera for guidance and there appeared to be another...

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The 2016 Republican convention will be live streamed for next four days though YouTube Live, and the special events will be streamed live in the 360-degree video through their App. Usually, the Republican conventions are usually boring, but this one promised to be much more exciting than RNC’s held in previous elections, and it’s mainly due to two reasons, one it’s Donald Trump, and the second; it could be a total disaster. In this Republican...

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PewDiePie lost more than 600 thousand YouTube bot subscribers in just a span of time. This purge can be a big blow to YouTube community as PewDiePie is the most subscribed YouTuber at present. Pewd’s expressed his rage against YouTube in the video which he uploaded just an hour ago titled “I’M LOSING SUBS.” The Bug Effect We know many creators are seeing a loss in YouTube subs. We’re looking into it and we’ll be...

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YouTube mobile live streaming feature is finally launched! But only for a few creators!! About 3 months ago, there were speculations that YouTube was working on a live streaming app called YouTube connect that would let anyone log in through their Google or YouTube account and start streaming from their mobile phones. Something similar to Facebook Live, Periscope, Meerkat and other live streaming platforms out there. The mobile live streaming space already had so many...

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VidCon is the 3-day annual event for online-video creators and it is one of the biggest dates in the YouTube Calender. John and Hank Green created VidCon as a convention, a conference, a celebration, and a discussion. It’s a chance for fans to meet creators, to learn more about how and why they do it, and essentially- it’s just one-big-party! VidCon is going global next year! Vidcon is held in Anaheim, California. So events take...

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Happy Queer Pride Month! This June (any given day), is when we help accept, love, and celebrate one another as the world mourns the tragic events in Orlando.  You’re probably already aware that turning your profile picture into a rainbow signifies that you’re a supporter of LGBTQ rights. Still, there’s a lot more you can do to celebrate Pride month, whether it means going out into your local NGO to help or chilling at your...

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Yesterday, Tumblr announced support for live video on its service, confirming that such a move was in the works. The feature will allow Tumblr users to live stream video directly to their followers’ Dashboards, and will also send out push notifications when users go live or reblog a live stream. Along with the announcement comes further clarification on how the feature will work. Instead of being a direct copy of something like Facebook Live, Tumblr is integrating with existing...

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WARNING: The following video contains scenes some viewers may find upsetting One of the Orlando massacre victims filmed the moment gunshots rang out as terrorist Omar Mateen carried out his mass shooting in Pulse nightclub on Sunday. Amanda Alvear, 25, shared the footage with friends on Snapchat. The clip was posted online by a man who claimed it was recorded by Alvear. During the night, she had posted a series of upbeat videos that showed...

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John Jairo Velasquez was the most notorious hitman for the dead drug lord Pablo Escobar and admits to killing 300 people while ordering the deaths of 3,000 more. The 54-year-old from Colombia was released from a high-security prison two years ago after serving time for being part of the infamous Medellin Cartel, which left 600 police officers and thousands of civilians dead during drug wars. But now John Jairo Velasquez, better known as Popeye, has...

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After the gruesome death of The Voice singer Christina Grimmie, Orlando did not need this. The world did not need this. American-born Omar Mateen, 29, killed at least 50 people and injured 53 at a gay nightclub in Florida before he was killed by SWAT officers. Law enforcement sources told NBC News Mateen — who worked as a security guard — swore allegiance to the leader of ISIS moments before the rampage. Hours after Omar Mateen was...

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Adapted from Blizzard Entertainment’s massively popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game “Warcraft”, the eponymous movie is set to hit the theaters on June 10th. The highly anticipated movie (especially for gamers) is the result of a visionary deal that Universal forged with the software giant more than a decade ago! Sam Raimi (of the ‘Evil Dead’ fame) was initially approached to direct the movie but was eventually replaced by Duncan Jones (remember the awesome movie Moon?) in...

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One of the most popular feature called YouTube Trends Map will be turned off. This feature not only lists the top trending videos on the site, but it also showed you what videos are being watched the most in different parts of the country. Trends Map was first introduced in 2013 and works as an effective way to see how a video travels through the web across gender and age groups. Get better results than...

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The days are gone when the use of flannel plaid shirts was at a peak in the 1990s with the heavy influence from bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But those days were gone, as millennials now glorify a new set of celebrities like YouTubers. According to Jeetendr Sehdev of the University of Southern California, “YouTube has an inherent ability to create contagious content,” Sehdev says. “The level of advocacy teens has about YouTube stars is...

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YouTube is now launching another advertising feature called “six-second ads” which is going to help lots of aspiring content creators.  These mini advertisements will be unskippable and will appear on smartphones. Talking about the attention span on YouTube advertisements, these new “snackable” formats on smaller screens will help them differentiate their ad segment on their desktop advertisements which is 30 seconds and increase the user’s attention on smartphone devices. According to YouTube, 90% of 18-to-49-year-old...

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Facebook’s top boss Mark Zuckerberg, a self-confessed Game of thrones fan posted a 360-degree video of the show’s opening credits last week. The video has clocked in over 3.8 Million views so far and Mark pointed it out in the post that it was the most-watched 360 video on Facebook in a 24 hour period. While Facebook was busy trumpeting about its video capabilities, YouTube went one step further by adding live 360 degree video...

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The 8th annual Shorty Awards held in NYC on April 11, 2016, honored the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and more. Here are the winners of 2016 Shorty Awards in the social media category, YouTube YOUTUBER OF THE YEAR – Casey Neistat YOUTUBE COMEDIAN – ROMAN ATWOOD YOUTUBE ENSEMBLE – PRANK VS PRANK YOUTUBE GURU – SPRINKLE OF GLITTER YOUTUBE MUSICIAN –...

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Coachella music festival fills the void for the need of perfect music and art symbiosis. It originally started back in 1993 with grunge gods – Perl Jam joining the lineup, but eventually rose to popularity after Woodstock 99 went disastrously haywire with heavy violence involved in it. Three months later, Coachella returned as an inaugural festival with a 2-day format. At present, it is currently held on consecutive 3-day weekends in April, with each weekend...

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It has finally happened! At last, there is a YouTube channel from India that has more than 10 million subscribers! Today, popular Music Label T-series‘ eponymous channel on YouTube crossed the magical 10 million subscriber mark. What T Series is doing right One of the biggest Music labels in India, T Series started its YouTube channel in 2011. Ever since then, it has built a solid online strategy and has been consistently utilizing the music...

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Almost 8 months ago, YouTube had launched a dedicated platform just for Gaming, to compete with the Amazon owned Live Game streaming service Twitch. The web version of this service was available almost everywhere across the globe whereas the Android and iOS Apps were available only in the US and UK. After 8 months; the wait is finally over – YouTube Gaming app has arrived in India, Philippines, Malaysia and other countries. The user interface...

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Leap year day has some interesting stories behind it. One of the most famous ones is that – in the early 20th century, the day was a chance for women to propose marriage to men! Rational people might find such stories and traditions stupid but every leap year day arouses the interest of people for sure. You see a lot of blogs and articles explaining the concept behind it, the Twitteratti shares its take on the day...

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Super Bowl is the time of the year when every brand wants to showcase its product and grab as many eyeballs as possible. Some brands really kill it by coming up with witty and entertaining ads whereas some of them miss the spot. Almost all the brands spend most of their Super Bowl advertising money on TVCs, since that’s where most viewers catch the action. This year, a 30 second ad slot during the Super...

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Creator Wizard. That’s what we’re calling our latest feature. A feature that lets you find out any YouTube channel based on your requirement and specification. If you’re looking for a YouTube channel from a specific country or from a specific category or based on its Subscribers/Views, you can use this feature and find it. For instance: Suppose you want to find out a comedy channel from Canada. But you don’t want to reach out to...