The internet has sparked a new kind of economy, as creators find new ways to directly reach their audiences and customers. Services like Etsy, WordPress, and Amazon’s Twitch don’t have a lot in common, except for the fact that they give creative people ways to make a living doing what they love.
YouTube personalities like PewDiePie and Zoella are seeing a massive slowdown in subscriber growth and views, according to social stats analyzed by Business Insider.
YouTube stars have seen years of growth as vlogging has exploded, but it looks as though the golden days are over and the most business-savvy creators will need to diversify.
Popular creators like H3H3Productions have blamed YouTube’s algorithms for an apparent slowdown in subscribers or viewers.
There’s no official explanation, but YouTube has had to tweak its algorithms a lot in 2017 to tackle inappropriate content.
If you fly drones and post the video footage on YouTube, the Federal Aviation Administration may send you a letter. Continue reading… “FAA says no to posting drone videos on YouTube”
We have seen several robots that can cook but they mostly follow some level of pre-programmed instructions. One of the trickiest things about robotics is telling robots what to do and how to do it. That is especially tricky for the end user. But, now we can all just sit back and let the robots learn things by watching YouTube videos. (Video)
With their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in tech, and invested in some of today’ most talked-about startups, including Slack, Buzzfeed, and Instacart, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz investors have shared 16 trends and themes they’re excited about this year. Continue reading… “The 16 biggest startup trends for 2015”
Rita Ora does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
We can call this the summer of the Ice Bucket Challenge with videos of shivering people flooding social feeds around the world. And what a summer it was: we saw epic stunts, epic fails, quirky twists and a whole lot of celebrities. We learned a lot about the strange connections between famous people (Bill Gates knows Ryan Seacrest?). The IBC craze even resulted in a couple of marriage proposals. And it’s all in the name of charity: Since July 29, 2014 the ALS Foundation reported more than $115 million in Ice Bucket Challenge donations.
YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie’s gaming videos were watched 439m times in July 2014 alone.
There are more than 1 billion viewers a month on YouTube. They watch 6bn hours of video, with nearly 40% of it watched on mobile devices. Its top channels are taking advantage.
YouTube’s mobile traffic is up 25% from last year.
YouTube seems to be the exception when it comes to getting people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets. YouTube is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today. In 2011, just 6% of YouTube traffic came from mobile.
Virgin Mobile decided to harness our contempt for advertisements into nothing other than another advertisement: 25, to be exact. There is something different about this ad campaign, though. If you blink just once, you just might miss it. Using the power of your webcam and your eyes, the phone company created something called “blinkwashing,” which kinda sounds like some sort of psychological torture. As the final installment in Virgin’s “Retrain Your Brain” campaign, the ad’s premise is to persuade consumers to ditch their current “controlling” pricey mobile plans for Virgin’s no-contract ones.
Not just a trendy word anymore, social media marketing is fast becoming and in some cases already is a viable acquisition channel for most businesses. In fact, Hubspot reports that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired a customer through Facebook.
Putting new information directly in front of users as they go about their daily tasks is sure to disrupt a wide variety of industries.
Technology that was once only science fiction is now becoming a reality. Robots, touch screens and iPads could become passé as Google’s latest invention, Google Glass, begins to change the world forever.
On the internet there are only a few things bigger than Facebook, but YouTube, owned by Google, is one of them, and today the world’s top online video service marked its eight year anniversary by revealing that it is now seeing more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute.