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 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 …

YouTube Improves Video Analytics for Partners With New Tools

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by Amy-Mae Elliott Analyzing your video channel’s content is about to get a lot easier for YouTube Partners, thanks to the preview launch of new “Partner Analytics” tools. Whereas before, detailed analytical info had been available via raw data from downloadable spreadsheets, now there’s a lot more at-a-glance info. We spoke with the two YouTube product managers responsible for the launch …

YouTube Copyright School

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YouTube has posted a video on its official channel in an effort to educate uploaders about copyright law when submitting videos. The video appears to have been created in conjunction with creative team at Happy Tree Friends. YouTube users aren’t taking the video very positively as comments have been disabled and as of writing this blog, the ratings are sitting …

Viral Video(s) of the Week: Real or Fake? Beckham's Mad Soccer Skills

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In this latest video entry into the “what the hell did I just see?” video category is David Beckham supposedly making three incredibly accurate shots into trash cans. See the video below. So what do you think? Real or fake? Personally, I’m going with the latter. I could point to the obvious fact that Beckham is grasping a Diet Coke, …

YouTube To Get Curated With Channels

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by Brenna Ehrlich In recent months, we’ve been hearing growing rumors about YouTube adding more curation and original content, and now sources are saying that the video site plans to add “channels” to make itself more viable for Internet-connected TVs. The Wall Street Journal cites “people familiar with the matter” as saying that parent company Google is planning on altering YouTube’s …

YouTube Takes Another Step Toward Legitimacy With New Acquisition

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by Brenna Ehrlich In a move that’s been grinding through the rumor mill since December, YouTube has acquired web video production company Next New Networks. The New York-based company is the independent online video producer behind more than 25 branded networks and popular Internet programming distributed through YouTube. Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz from YouTube’s camp about ramping up …