Live From YouTube, Its You

YouTube made news today after announcing that they’re testing a live streaming platform. This isn’t their first venture into live broadcasting (previous broadcasts included U2, the Indian Premier League, the White House & E3) but this is the first time they’re testing live broadcasts with the public. The limited test will occur on 9/13/10 . . . → Read More: Live From YouTube, Its You

What’s The Big Deal About Burning A Crayon

I’m such a geek. I laughed at this for about 10 minutes, then called my wife over to read it, but she didn’t find it as funny. What do you think?

The image above is pretty big so I included the transcript below for anyone with a slow connection or mobile browser.

[Reddit user . . . → Read More: What’s The Big Deal About Burning A Crayon

Tech

Google Instant Goes Live, Search Results Even Faster

How do you make an already fast search engine even faster? Add “instant” results.

Google Instant is a huge update to Google’s search engine capabilities that has added a search-before-you-type functionality. It attempts to predict your search query and provides “instant” search results while you type.

How has this improved on their search capabilities? . . . → Read More: Google Instant Goes Live, Search Results Even Faster

The Best Social Media TED Talks

I’m a huge fan of the videos that come out of TED. The good folks at MakeUseOf.com put together a nice collection of social media “TED talks” that basically cover our use of the Internet and how we can further utilize our online communities.

Speaking of Social Media – I love to use the . . . → Read More: The Best Social Media TED Talks

Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

Target will become the first retailer of “Facebook Credits” gift cards beginning September 5, 2010. Target stores nationwide will begin offering the gift cards in increments of $15, $25 and $50. The cards can also be purchased on Target.com.

More than 200 million people play games on Facebook each month. (Just ask your friends . . . → Read More: Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

Congratulations – You Are Now The Mayor of The STD Clinic

Queue the “Promiscuous Girl” song.

Yes, you too can become the mayor of your local STD clinic. Sounds too good to be true but I promise it’s real. Foursquare and MTV are teaming up for the first ever cause related badge – STD testing.

The badge is part of MTV’s “GYT” (Get Yourself Tested) . . . → Read More: Congratulations – You Are Now The Mayor of The STD Clinic

Antoine Dodson’s YouTube Channel Gains Most Subscriptions This Month – Homeboy

The power of the mighty internet has struck again, this time turning Antoine Dodson into an overnight star. Who is Antoine Dodson you say? Would you recognize the name if told you to “hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, cause they’re rapin’ everybody out here “? If you still don’t recognize . . . → Read More: Antoine Dodson’s YouTube Channel Gains Most Subscriptions This Month – Homeboy

If Facebook Existed Years Ago

You ever wonder what status updates we would have seen if Facebook existed years ago? (When you’ve finished viewing these be sure to check out “If Facebook Existed Years Ago – Part 2” & “If God Were On Facebook“.)

Update: Thanks to everyone for liking the page and sharing the link. This page has made . . . → Read More: If Facebook Existed Years Ago

Ochocinco Fined $25K For In-Game Tweets

I guess you can call him Chad Veinticinco Mil after his latest fine from the NFL.

The NFL recently fined Chad Ochocinco for two rule violations – possessing an electronic device and posting messages on Twitter – during the Bengals preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on 08.20.10.

After taking a big hit in the . . . → Read More: Ochocinco Fined $25K For In-Game Tweets

Links

Links You Should Know About

Google Public Policy Blog: Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal

Google has been taking some serious heat these last few days after announcing their joint proposal with Verizon. In the latest installment Google takes another attempt at explaining their reason for backing this proposal.

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Track Social Media Campaigns with Microsoft Excel

The folks . . . → Read More: Links You Should Know About

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