Google thinks it figures out how to get though Chineses laws, but then the government stuck back. We’ll give you the latest details in the battle between China & Google. Then we’re talking spam. One social media site has almost no spam, while another is being flooded with it. And the latest internet craze becomes today’s viral video. Get caught up with iePlexus Social Media News Brief for today, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. (more…)
Google no longer in first place. What social media site has taken the gold from the giant search engine? Then, can the battle between Google & China soon be over? Why a letter from several companies may have given the world a big clue that the end is near. And one of the most anticipated music videos of the year, gets beat out by a cover version in this week’s viral video. Find out what happened this week in iePlexus’ Social Media News Brief. (more…)
One of the greatest parts about my job is how I get to always keep up with the latest viral videos. I don’t often write an aritcle about certain viral video, although I have been showcasing at least one viral video a week in iePlexus’ Social Media News Briefs for the past few weeks. But this viral video, I think deserves it own article.
Posted on March 9, “The Future of Publishing” has had more than 125,000 views at the time of this posting. While the video is intended for book publishers, I think the video is a good marketing as well. The video is sort of like a palindrome, something you can read forwards as well as read it backwards. (more…)
A new report from comScore shows that online video views are up compared to the same time last year. And in fact YouTube, the leader in online video, had views up 50% compared to January 2009.
In January more than 32.4 billion videos were viewed in the US alone online. YouTube, owned by Google, had 12.8 billion viewed videos, taking up roughly 39.5% of all viewed online videos. ComScore reported that the average YouTube visitor watched an average of 94 videos throughout the month of January. That means there were about 136.2 million YouTube viewers in the US (that’s give or take 44% of the entire US population). (more…)
Lip-syncing, crazy weathermen, and dancing babies are just some of the types of things we expect to see on YouTube. But what about using the site as away to post a Missing or Found ad, like one you might see on a street pole. Well, two Canadians used the video site to do just that. Josh Rimer and Craig Weckerle are two Vancouver residents, who were walking around city the night of the Olympics Opening Ceremony. As they were walking they came upon a red case with a Sony HD camcorder inside, just laying on the sidewalk.
A few months ago, YouTube announced they would begin supporting closed captions on videos. Since that time, we here at iePlexus have been using the feature on all of our social media news briefs, and have even been praised for our use of closed captioning.
However, now YouTubers now have a feature which should make enabling closed captioning easier. It’s known as YouTube auto-captioning. YouTube says auto-captions will help YouTube users reach a larger audience in a simple matter. (more…)
It was discovered today that in just a few weeks, on March 13, 2010, YouTube will no longer be supported by Inernet Explorer 6. Reports say that Ars Technica found the specific date buried in a YouTube Help item pertaining to browser support.
“Support stops on March 13th. Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.” (more…)