Google’s ‘Video Year in Review: 2012′ Stirs The Emotional Soup — That’s A Thing, Right?


2012 was a “meh” year for me, but if Google’s “Year in Review” video now up on YouTube is any indication (and why should it not be?), this was a pretty dynamic year for Planet Earth. Good work, everybody. I guess your meth labs didn’t blow up and kill your dog, Buttons. Sniff … I […]

2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps Takes Gold Medal in Social Media


As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London ends, competing nations are counting their medals to see which country dominated. So far, it looks like a close win for the United States, with China nine medals behind. However, the games are about much more than just finding the fastest sprinter or the most accomplished diver. The […]

2012 London Olympics On YouTube: Belly Flops, Crip Walks & Stiff Competition


Making fun of the 2012 London Olympics is in many ways too easy. Sports like trampoline, judo, and sailing feel suspiciously made up. It also seems pretty obvious that the men’s U.S. basketball team is eerily similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, which makes the Washington Generals, well, the rest of the world. As much as […]

Twitter’s Olympic Fail Fiasco: Apologies Aren’t Enough


When NBC disappointed many by not streaming the London 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony and limiting the games to subscribers, The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, Guy Adams, couldn’t take it anymore. He tweeted on his @guyadams Twitter handle: “The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what […]

6 YouTube Fitness Channels to Pump, Shred, Tighten and Tone


While the next Summer Olympics won’t happen until 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, it’s never too early to go for the gold when it comes to your fitness on YouTube.   Bodyrock Dubbed “The Home Workout Movement,” Canadian channel Bodyrock seeks to keep you fit without spending time at the gym or money on heavy […]

Olympic Boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. Scores a KnockOut Through YouTube


Joseph Diaz, Jr. an American boxer trying to win his first Olympic gold medal, knocked out Ukrainian boxer Pavlo Ischenko in the bantamweight opener Saturday. He talked about his hopes of winning the gold to help his family make ends meet, but what was the secret to his successful fight over the weekend? YouTube. Yes, […]

5 London 2012 Olympic Videos that Go for Viral Gold


The London 2012 Olympics are in full force right now, and the Internet is in a frenzy in response the onslaught of news and Twitter coverage all devoted to the planet’s biggest quadrennial display of athletic prowess. When you’re not busy watching the world’s Super Mario-esque blood thirst for shiny gold coins, check out these […]

4 Worst Blunders of the 2012 London Olympics in Social Media and the Internet


It’s been a few days since the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and already we’ve got quite a few social media gaffes — some of them even before the arrival of the Olympic flame at the stadium. Whatever happens at these Olympics, these fails will always make us scratch our heads. Here […]

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Unaired by NBC, But Others Step In [LIVESTREAM]


Even if NBC is gung-ho about making the 2012 Summer Olympics in London live for everyone, they’re not so keen about streaming tonight’s opening ceremony and the closing ceremony August 12. It will happen around 9pm London time, but so far, the folks at America’s official Olympics channel won’t stream the ceremony (and the closing […]

New YouTube Creator Space in London Set to Help Video Makers


Just in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the YouTube Creator Space has made its own British invasion by setting up a studio at Google’s London office. Sara Mormino, director of YouTube content operations and Next Lab in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in an official statement that the new studios opened last night […]

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