December 29, 2007 |
The Queen of England has her own YouTube channel now, the Royal Channel (The Official Channel of the British Monarchy), located at www.youtube. com/theroyalchannel. If you go there hoping to see Her Royal Highness demonstrate a rude noise she can make, or the Prince of Wales begging in tears for everyone to leave Jamie Lynn Spears alone, or some unfunny comedy short princes William and Harry made, you will be sorely disappointed.
December 24, 2007 |
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II launched her own video site on YouTube, featuring old news reels and film snippets of daily royal life. Buckingham Palace said the 81-year-old monarch keeps up with new ways of communicating with people and was hoping to reach a wider, younger audience. The palace plans to add new clips regularly on the official Royal Channel, and the queen's televised Christmas message will be available on the website.
August 22, 2007 |
Almost a year after paying $1.65 billion for YouTube, Google Inc. is seeking some return on its investment. YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a new form of advertising to cash in on its 130 million registered users, who watch 3 billion videos a month. Dozens of other sites have tried ways to make money from the burgeoning popularity of online video.
August 12, 2007 |
Many of the most explosive and virulent online videos -- think: "Star Wars Kid," "Numa Numa" and the recent interpretation of "Thriller" by Filipino prisoners -- manage to be at once bizarre, hypnotic and borderline upsetting. Tay Zonday's new hit YouTube song, "Chocolate Rain," is no exception. "Chocolate raiiiiiin," belts Zonday again and again, in a voice so cavernously deep that it couldn't possibly be coming from the skinny, sweet-faced young boy on the screen (he's actually 25).
July 25, 2007 |
Free-wheeling video questions from ordinary citizens put a fresh spark into the staid ritual of presidential debates this week, with everything from a talking snowman to a guy cradling a rifle he called "my baby." By remaking the debate format into something more akin to "American Idol" than "Meet the Press," Monday's CNN/YouTube presentation could inspire thousands who normally ignore such events to tune in to the many that lie ahead, Democratic and Republican.
July 24, 2007 |
Embracing the Internet in all its brashness and irreverence, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls differed over Iraq, Darfur, same-sex marriage and more offbeat issues in a lively Monday-night debate driven by dozens of amateur inquisitors. A mix of serious policy talk and sophomoric humor, the session sponsored by CNN and YouTube broke ground in style and content.