Google+: Does Anyone Use It?


While Facebook and Twitter has its users engaged constantly, the new kid on the block—Google+–is still struggling to shed its “ghost town” image. We told you a while back that Google+ clocked in at a mere 3 minutes per visitor monthly and for something that has been force-fed to millions of Google users that search […]

After School Special: Facebook Could Be Terrible For Kids


Move over Coca-Cola, MTV, and Ecstasy, there is a new trend exploiting the youth of America. It’s called social media. In a Huffington Post article, Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media wrote that, “The average child spends more time today with media than they do in school or with their family.” Steyer’s company, Common […]

YouTube On The Rise Nominees Announced


On May 10, 2012 the official YouTube Creators Blog announced four nominees to participate in the collectively coveted On The Rise program. The On The Rise program gives YouTube users with an accelerated subscriber rate but who still have less than 100,000 subscribers a chance at being featured on YouTube’s homepage. In addition, the winner […]

Wilson Cleveland Talks To NMR About Leap Year Season 2


With four winning nominations from the 33rd Annual Telly Awards and a season premier trailer debuting at Mashable Connect, season two of the original web series “Leap Year” is off to a great start. The second season of “Leap Year” begins Monday, June 18, on YouTube, Hulu, and Mashable. “Leap Year” shadows five friends as […]

Give Me A Social Media Break


Advertisers have finally found a solution to “social media stress”: Kit-Kats. Just kidding, although a firm that works with Kit-Kat in Singapore is trying to do to tackle the unfortunate problem of “social media stress,” which, if you’ve ever used Facebook or Twitter on a regular basis, you know is all too real. Their solution […]

Mishka the Husky Breaks Her Silence, Talks to NMR [INTERVIEW]


“I love you.” Those are the three words that eventually changed a dog owner’s life, not just because that was what he said to his dog, but because that was what his dog said to him. The YouTube video of a 9-year-old Siberian Husky named Mishka howling something that sounds like, “I love you,” has […]

YouTube Announces Its Sweet 16 Next Vloggers


The YouTube viewership wants to search for the next vlogger and they are in for a treat. YouTube is presenting the 16 Next Vloggers as part of its Next Creator programs that identifies and helps emerging YouTube stars improve their skills and broaden their audiences with the help of top vloggers iJustine and Natalie Tran […]

Web Series Review: Do’s & Don’ts Episode Two


Episode 2 of “Do’s & Don’ts” hits YouTube screens everywhere May 7th in a frenzy of political incorrectness that only the crew at Smosh would dare to create. It would be easy to classify “Do’s & Don’ts” as comedy designed just to shock a reaction out of viewers. However, once you understand that this episode […]

NMR Visits NASA: The Science of Social


The visitor center of the Dryden Flight Research Center looks a bit like a command center. Each guest table is covered with an assortment of laptops and iPads that are plugged into power strips placed all around the room. The electronic chimes of tweets and retweets fill the room as, one by one, NASA engineers […]

NMR Exclusive: Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback on Acquisition


Yesterday, it was announced that Discovery Communications, the global media company responsible for 28 network brands that include the Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, agreed to acquire San-Francisco-based new media studio and distributor Revision3 in a deal that Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback confirmed exclusively to NMR, is valued somewhere “around $30 million.” Revision3 is […]

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