Posts Tagged ‘ Strange ’

Creepy Twittering Teddy Bear

Jun 16th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Alison and Lloyd of technology makeover show My Home 2.0 perform some innovative surgery on an old teddy bear. The result: a teddy bear that reads your Twitter feed. The Twittering Teddy also has a UStream channel, so you can tweet about something and then go watch a creepy animatronic teddy bear speak it on […]

Judge Orders Kids To Humiliate Themselves On YouTube As Punishment

Jun 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, General

A Florida judge has ordered two teenage boys who used the site for a prank to create a video apology for their mischief and to post it on YouTube.

While this seems at first like an apt punishment for the teens, it also seems like it goes against the site’s content guidelines, which forbid posting videos of people getting humiliated.

Should the state be forcing minors to humilate themselves on YouTube?

Blogging Could Save Your Life

May 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Commentary, Strange

Remember last month’s blogging can kill you hysteria?

In April, the New York Times ran an exposé on the health risks of blogging. At the time, we were skeptical, and it turns out that our instincts were right.

Researchers now say that blogging is actually good for you.

There’s More To Life Than Great Voiceovers

May 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Strange

Ever struggle to get a decent recording of your voice for a podcast? This video, from poykpak, shows that there’s more to life than great voiceovers….

Bad News For April 15th; Twitter Spam, Toilet Demon & All Your Videos Are YouTube

Apr 15th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Strange

It’s tax day in the US, and it looks like that’s not the only bad news. Here are a few news items related to new media that aren’t exactly making my day: Twitter is adding advertising. Would you like spam with that tweet? Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto is sort of optional; they run new […]

Make A Potato Video, Get An MP3 Player

Apr 5th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) has launched one of the stranger user-generated video contests ever, iTuber Take II. They are inviting potato lovers from across the country to create videos featuring potatoes. In celebration of the International Year of the Potato, the Idaho Potato Commission has launched a special category just for Idaho high school […]

Today’s Kids Are Pwned

Apr 4th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Strange, Streaming Video

Remember all the goofy things you did as a kid, and how you’re glad sometimes that people don’t know about them? Things are different now. With YouTube, today’s kids are completely pwned. WFMU’s Beware of the Blog has a great post that looks at a terrifying and hysterical sub-genre of YouTube videos: AP English classes’ […]

Design Coding – An Awesome SEO Rap

Mar 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Strange

Chuck the Poetic Prophet offers a rap that looks at how web standards and proper design can affect the ranking and conversion of pages on your site. Yep – user generated media about search engine optimization and proper coding. You gotta watch that! The rapping may be a bit wooden, but the advice is good, […]

The Big Lebowski Podcast

Mar 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, General

A story in the Muncie, Indiana Star Press serves as a reminder that there’s more to podcasting than “monetization”: When Ben Ranfeld, Liz Ranfeld and Paul VanDemark decided early last year to start a podcast centered solely on one topic - the movie The Big Lebowski – they figured they faced one major problem. “We didn’t […]

Does Hot Sex Really Beat Dancing?

Mar 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Podcasting Statistics, Streaming Video, Video

A scandal has broken out over the fact that the most-viewed video of all time on YouTube, Evolution of Dance, has been beaten by a fan video for the song Music is My Hot Hot Sex. A lot of people are crying foul – not just because the Hot Hot Sex video is so bad, […]