Dartmouth & Stanford To Live Stream Commencements on YouTube

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by Brenna Ehrlich Never made it to your college commencement ceremony? (All-night celebratory benders can do that to you.) Never fear. YouTube will be live streaming the graduation ceremonies of two top-tier U.S. schools on Sunday for your nostalgic viewing pleasure. There are tons of commencement speeches up on YouTube —Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley gave a particularly inspiring one at Syracuse — …

Viral Video of the Week: Shampoo Prank

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The internet loves a good prank video. They’re short, sweet and usually satisfying. The Comedy Central show “Tosh.O” has made internet prank videos a regular part of its content, however they are often mean-spirited and even end in injury for the unlucky victim. Thus, it’s refreshing to see a completely harmless gag from time to time. This video is the perfect example …

Viral Videos of the Week: Improv Everywhere – The Mute Button

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Just a few weeks ago we highlighted the Improv Everywhere Musical at the GEL Conference in New York. Their latest prank consisted of 23 actors and 2 dogs that suddenly were muted of all audio, causing quite a bit of public confusion. You can read about the production and backstory on their website.

Viral Video of the Week: Tribute to People of Walmart

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“This site is simply a satirical social commentary of the extraordinary sights found at America’s favorite store.” That how’s  The People of Walmart blog describes itself. Inspired by the quirky images of individuals shopping at the mega department store, Jessica Frech wrote, recorded and set her song to images from Walmart.    

YouTube isn't the only video sharing service in town

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by Zachary Sniderman28 YouTube, YouTube, YouTube. If you want to upload a video on the Internet, pretty much anyone will default to the web’s standard. And why shouldn’t they? YouTube has been the platform for viral sensations, from huge brands (Old Spice) to kid musicians (Justin Bieber). The wisdom: “Go where the people are.” It makes YouTube tempting, especially as it continues …

Viral Videos of the Week: Improv Everywhere at the GEL Conference

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At the GEL Conference in New York, members of the self-proclaimed “prank collective”, Improv Everywhere burst into a full blown musical after a man refuses to turn his cellphone off.   By now we’ve become accustomed to Improv Everywhere’s viral videos exploding across web. These are the same people who orchestrated the now legendary “Frozen Grand Central Station” event where …

Girl is a Master Musical Multitasker

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Uploaded just two days ago, this video features a young woman playing several classical pieces on the violin, piano and some other plucked instrument. (If you know the instrument name, let us know in the comments). The video has already pulled in nearly a half million views and was a hot topic on the front page of the popular link …

Google’s Eric Schmidt Interviews Tina Fey

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The former Google CEO Eric Schmidt took an hour to interview the comedy powerhouse that is Tina Fey. This isn’t Schmidt’s first trip into talk show territory, he’ previously interviewed James Cameron in 2010 and at one point filmed a pilot for a TV show with CNN. Fey is making the promotional rounds for her new book “Bossypants”.