LGBT Rights Group Criticizes YouTube For ‘Giving Cover’ To Anti-Gay Church


When an LGBT advocacy group uploaded a video on YouTube of Michael Lowry, a young gay man explaining how he was held against his will by members of a North Carolina church and assaulted, it was removed without explanation. That’s what Brent Childers, executive director of Faith In America, accused YouTube of doing in a […]

Russell Simmons Announces All Def Digital YouTube Channel At CES


Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons’ latest venture is taking him directly to YouTube. He announced at CES in Las Vegas that he will launch the “All Def Digital” YouTube network with AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins, whose channel targets a tween/teen audience with shows like “Runaways.” The channel will focus on a variety of interests, including […]

Shocking News: Felicia Day & Phil DeFranco Among Winners At 2013 IAWTV Awards


The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards wrapped up last night after a cavalcade of digital video’s best and brightest showed up to accept their honors. After sifting through over 470 submitted web series, nominees were decided and eventually chosen in 33 different categories. Among last night’s winners were animated legends “Red vs. Blue,” […]

Lamarr Wilson | YouTube Tech Reporter


It’s one thing to make technology sexy, but how can you make it funny? Lamarr Wilson does that, which makes him the “World’s Funniest Tech Reporter.” Having started out as an educator, and later owning his own consulting business that helped teachers integrate technology into classrooms, he has used humor to get his point across […]

Finally A Reason To Pop The Molly You Got For Xmas: Skrillex Drops 3 Track EP Via YouTube


I grew up in the punk and hardcore scene, which means I’ve heard a lot of bullshit in my life. We’re talking about the kind of noise people associate with ritual sacrifice and the Son of the Morning — that’s right: Beelzebub. While I consider myself an expert on ear bleed-inducing nonsense, nothing could have […]

Hank Green Stops By To Talk About Raising $483k During Project For Awesome [INTERVIEW]


The Internet trends of 2012, for the most part, were either magical combinations of animal and food (see putting slices of bread on cat’s heads) or the result of drunken frat house brainstorming (see planking, milking and Tebowing). Although most of 2012’s trends were a great distraction from the reality of our soul-crushing existences, their […]

New Year’s Eve Live TV Disaster May Be 2013′s First Unintentionally Funny Viral Video


Even though my New Year’s Eve was not as exciting as the stuff you see on television or those $100 cover charge parties on the Sunset Strip, I wouldn’t trade my New Year’s Eve for anything, especially since videos like this on YouTube are around. One Southern California’s TV station had a very, err, interesting […]

YouTube To Debut Smartphone/TV Pairing At The Consumer Electronics Show


Traditional, stand-alone remotes are making way for smartphone devices that can send videos from your phone to your TV. YouTube announced in its blog today that it will debut its own mobile/TV pairing at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Later this year, you can choose and send YouTube videos from your […]

The Biggest Rap Battle To Hit Middle Earth: Gollum vs. Smeagol [VIDEO]


What will it take for Smeagol to get his “precious” One Ring this time around? He has to do things differently, and by “differently,” I mean an intense rap battle with his alter ego Gollum. In the latest viral YouTube video from ExtremelyDecentFilms, Smeagol and Gollum agree to “two verses each, one winner decided by […]

Walk Off the Earth’s Viral Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ Better Than Original [VIDEO]


Canada’s most famous cover band, Walk off the Earth, have impressed millions with their low-budget YouTube videos covering hits like Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” The video for “Somebody That I Used to Know” was a massive hit for them — the video has more than 143 million […]

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