YouTube Adds 12 Free Holiday Tracks to the YouTube Audio Library Just in Time for Christmas

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YouTube is playing Santa this Christmas by adding 12 free seasonal tracks to the YouTube Audio Library. Announced on their Creators Blog, YouTube added holiday classics like “Deck the Halls,” “Joy to the World,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Silent Night,” and “Oh Hannukkah” to download for anyone. The tracks are license-free and can be used anywhere […]

Biting the Hand That Feeds Us: Top 10 Things We Hate About YouTube

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Look, NMR can’t be all sunshine and kittens. Sometimes we get fed up with the very material we are tasked with covering day in and day out. Don’t you think we want to tell it like it is once in a while? Don’t you think we get tired of hearing everyone in interviews say, “I’m […]

Survey: For the First Time Ever, YouTube Beats Facebook as Younger Teens’ Favorite Site

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On the heels of a Facebook earnings call where the social networking giant admitted they had lost traction with younger teens for the first time ever, comes the news that YouTube has now overtaken Facebook as younger teens’ favorite site. According to the Futures Company’s annual upcoming TRU Youth Monitor survey results, as previewed by […]

YouTube vs. TV: And the Winner Is … [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Ah, YouTube vs. TV, the debate that already seems as age-old as the chicken or the egg. Or Whitney vs. Mariah. Mario or Sonic. Weed vs. alcohol (dandelions and isopropyl alcohol, duh). Danny Zappin vs Maker. The answer to the last one, I believe, has always been clear: the right party in that matter is […]

Vice Launches Lil Bub & Friendz, Syrian War Can Wait

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When I watched the trailer for “Lil Bub and Friends” many a moon ago, I assumed it would be some kind of redonkulous space themed adventure centered on a slightly deformed cat from another planet. VICE, of course, doesn’t fuck around and instead used Lil Bub as a vessel to tell the tale of the […]

Windows Phone YouTube App Is Back After Ugly Google, Microsoft Feud

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After a three-month hiatus, the YouTube app is back on the Windows Phone marketplace. The application was pulled after Microsoft and Google had an ugly, public dispute over the original version’s lack of ad functionality. The Windows-built model, according to Google, defied many of the policies set in place by YouTube / Google including a […]

NMR Cheat Sheet: ’2013 YouTube Study’ Findings Made Quick and Easy for Everyone

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Previously, NewMediaRockstars reported on Columbia College’s “2013 YouTube Study.” The paper aims to answer questions like “How long should my videos be?” and “How often should I post?” and even “What kind of content gets the most views?” The paper’s author is Wojciech Lorenc, an assistant professor at Columbia College’s Television Department. For any current […]

’2013 YouTube Study’ Author on His Most Surprising Findings and the Future of YouTube [INTERVIEW]

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Columbia College is no stranger to YouTube — as early as 2008 they had YouTube personalities like Michael Buckley (“What the Buck?!”) and Natalie Tran (Communitychannel) visiting and talking to their students. Students of the college’s television department even did a web series called “Sexperts” back in 2009 that featured several popular YouTubers. Recently, the […]

New Study Shows Serialized YouTube Content Is Unpopular — Here Are The Reasons Why

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According to a recent study conducted by undergraduate students at Columbia College, serialized content on YouTube is tanking. The study, which collected data on YouTube’s top 241 channels, claims that of the 241 channels, 240 have a focus on episodic content. YouTube channel Machinima Prime is the only outlet represented in the study that deliverers […]

10 Things Creators Should Know About The Latest Study on YouTube’s Top Channels

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Undergraduate students in the Internet and Mobile Media Concentration at Columbia College, Chicago recently compiled the 2013 YouTube Study, which analyzed the practices of the 241 most popular channels on YouTube. The study includes information from both independent YouTube channels and extensions of large brands such as VEVO and major record labels such as Universal. […]

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