Twitter is a frenemy to journalism, Vice proves long form video works, and Storyful actually uses Google+…
YouTube celebrities are becoming seriously big business - media operations in their own right. And now the lawyers are moving in.
Handy little addition to Youtube I spotted the other day: you can now specify exactly the width (or height) of an embed code for a YouTube video. This has been niggling me since the service upped the default width to wider than the column size of this blog. I had to manually work out the height and width and modify the embed code, which was a complete pain.
Simple addition, but it’ll make life so much easier.
Paywalls aren’t the only “retreat to print structures” model out there. YouTube has launched a new TEXTp format for its videos, that’s sure to warm the cockles of every “screw multimedia, words are all that matter” pissed old old-school hack:
Love this: OK Go ditches record label because they won’t allow embedding of music videos.
This is significant:
In the last six months, we’ve seen uploads from mobile phones to YouTube jump 1700%; just since last Friday, when the iPhone 3GS came out, uploads increased by 400% a day.
Some Friday Afternoon humour for you:
Werewolves would win. They regenerate. Robots just get torn apart.
[via Tango in her Eyes)
A clip from Doctor Who where the Doctor compares idle gossip to blogging.