SXSW Panel Coverage: ‘Visual Conversation: Being at The Center of Social’ Media


From the 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute to the 160,000 photos uploaded to DeviantArt each day, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that visuals (videos, images, gifs) are driving mass amounts of consumer engagement and providing a platform for storytelling like never before. These issues brought a panel moderated by author Mark Borden, […]

Is There Racism on YouTube? Black Content Creators Speak Out At SXSW


  DeStorm Power, Black Nerd Comedy, Kingsley and Shanna Malcolm are some of the most prominent black YouTube stars out there. They all have the power to entertain and to make their fans laugh in ways that they might not have been able to do in mainstream media. While the YouTube partner program has made […]

Video Of Imgur Creator Hijacking SXSW Q&A Shows The Ugly Side Of IRL Redditors


  There’s this video circulating around the web right now of Imgur creator Alan Schaaf reading notes about Reddit from his cell phone at a recent SXSW panel. The panel, “It’s Reddit’s Web. We Just Live in It,” began as a thoughtful discussion about Reddit’s place among web culture and how it is helping and […]

‘Armed Response’ is Break Media’s Explosive New Web Action Series [INTERVIEW]


“Armed Response” is, hands-down, the coolest new web series debuting today. Like, literally today. Taking place at the Port of Long Beach and dealing with a team of Homeland Security-type agents trying to stop the influx of narcotics, the series is shot entirely first-person through helmet cams and “security footage,” so you know we aren’t […]

‘World’s Tallest Geek’ Shaquille O’Neal Talks Social Media with Brian Solis At SXSW Panel


Shaquille O’Neal considers himself the “world’s tallest geek,” and made the case for that while on the hot seat at an SXSW Sunday panel moderated by prominent media strategist Brian Solis. In comical Shaq fashion, he entered the stage by carrying Solis on his back, and many who attended the panel laughed at his opening […]

Vimeo Unveils Pay-To-View Service At SXSW, Users Now Allowed To Set Their Own Price


  Great news, starving Vimeo creators. As part of the video-sharing site’s continual effort to attract filmmakers, Vimeo has unveiled a new pay-to-view service at SXSW and at their official blog. Vimeo On Demand will allow users to sell access to their videos, taking a 90% cut with the additional 10% going back to Vimeo. […]

Vevo Launches ‘Fully Programmed’ TV and Digital Music Network, Moves Further From YouTube


Fast Company, in a pre-SXSW announcement, reported that collaborative music site and YouTube channel Vevo have set their sites on cable-style television. Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff told Fast Company that Vevo is developing “a fully programmed, linear, 24/7, lean-back experience.” In a bold move away from YouTube, Vevo has announced Vevo TV, a television and digital […]

‘Annoying Orange’ Creator Dane Boedigheimer On Succeeding In A Competitive YouTube Space at SXSW


The “Annoying Orange” YouTube series was originally meant to be a single episode that combined three of creator Dane Boedigheimer’s favorite things: talking fruit, puns and special effects. More than 4 years later, the series, named the most-watched web series on YouTube, has recently transitioned to become “The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange,” a […]

Tumblr Founder David Karp Talks ‘Building Tools For Creativity’ At SXSW


26-year-old Tumblr founder and CEO, David Karp, took the stage at SXSW interactive yesterday for a Fireside Chat to discuss “building tools for creativity.” The chat primarily focused on Tumblr’s history and the role it has played in allowing new media content creators to share and curate content for the web. When asked about how […]

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric Debut JASH YouTube Comedy Channel At SXSW


Five mainstream comedians are joining the YouTube bandwagon by launching their collaborative channel JASH at South by Southwest last weekend. Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts joined forces on a channel which, according to their mission statement, will “offer all its comedic partners complete creative autonomy.” You can probably expect […]

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