Innocence of Muslims is a crude and trashy video that portrays the Prophet Mohammad as a hate-mongering bum who approves of violence and sexual child abuse. Considered by Western audiences that adores the popular cartoon South Park, which mocks many religions on a regular basis, Innocence of Muslims is clearly insulting, but it's too boring to be worth a second thought. By conservative Islamic standards it's blasphemy. And, it's sparked the murder of four American diplomats in Libya . Largely ignored at first, for the simple reason that's it's really not very good by any standard, this YouTube video has now been seized as an excuse for protests and attacks on American embassies in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Google, YouTube's owner, but in no way, shape, or form the video's creator, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, as part of the Western culture, they're invested in freedom of speech. On the other, this shabby video has been used as an excuse for … [Read more...] about Murder, YouTube, and Censorship
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YouTube is home to a plethora of videos, from cats to political blunders and how-to guides. It enjoys 800 million unique visitors per month, and in 2011, the streaming site had more than 1 trillion views -- or around 140 views for every person on Earth. Localized in 43 countries and across 60 languages, YouTube's global following makes it a force to be reckoned with. With such a strong base and user-generated content expanding from animation to learning and business, it seems reasonable that the potential of YouTube could be tapped in other areas. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center as part of its Project for Excellence in Journalism, more and more visitors are turning to the website for news footage. "YouTube is becoming a major platform for viewing news," the report says. In the 15 month period between January 2011 and March 2012, news-related terms topped search queries during five of the 15 months. The project tracked the most popular videos in the news … [Read more...] about Is YouTube evolving into a competitive news outlet?
My UC Berkeley programming students often ask me which programming language is the most popular. It's a simple question with a far-from-simple answer. Let's start with why people want to know. Usually, at least when it comes to students, they ask which language is the most popular because they want to learn subjects where there are jobs. For most people, it makes very little sense to enter a field with knowledge about something that's not in demand. special feature How To Make IT More Agile Business executives are increasingly moving to an IT environment that is no longer focused on big, long projects but shorter, more sustainable efforts to drive change and innovation. Here are the pros and cons, and how to make it happen. Read More Other times, programmers who are already skilled want to get a feel for whether their current skills are relevant, or whether it's time to look at other languages because shifts in popularity might mean it's time to bone up on a new language. … [Read more...] about Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)?
posted on 08 Nov 2013, 21:26 6 1. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011) Yeah it's bull google posted on 08 Nov 2013, 22:22 31 9. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) The slow death of YT continues under google. Google needs to stop trying to force G+ onto everyone. posted on 08 Nov 2013, 23:32 6 15. StevenFranklin (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jul 2012) hows it going to die when we dont have anywhere else to go? and no vimeo is not the alternative posted on 08 Nov 2013, 23:41 2 16. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012) Have you ever see those comments on YouTube? there is a lot kids with Youtube channels and there is a lot of haters. Im ok with G+ but there should be a choice for those who don't want G+ to comment. you will see more mature ppl and lest trash talker there, posted on 09 Nov 2013, 04:24 1 20. xfire99 (Posts: 1024; Member since: 14 Mar 2012) I guarantee, that u life span is very much shorter then Youtube app. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google+ comments already added to YouTube app; YouTube creator hates it
YouTube is about to get a whole lot more kid-friendly in India. Google launched the YouTube Kids app in the U.S. a while ago, but now the app is making its way to India, allowing Indian children to enjoy YouTube without stumbling onto something they shouldn’t.Of course, YouTube Kids is about more than just blocking inappropriate content — it’s also about curating content that kids might actually be interested in. In releasing the app to India, Google has partnered with a number of YouTube creators in the country to generate content exclusively for the YouTube Kids app. Some of that content includes the popular “ChuChuTV,” which is the most popular YouTube channel in India and offers animation and songs specifically for kids.YouTube Kids was first launched in the U.S. around a year and a half ago as a response to parental concerns that the main YouTube app may not be the best for children. With India now in the mix, the app is available in 20 … [Read more...] about With India now in the mix, YouTube Kids app is available to children in 20 nations
Facebook has already proven that lightweight versions of popular apps can be a hit in developing markets — just ask its now 200 million monthly users in those markets. And now, YouTube is hoping to take a page out of that book with the inconspicuous launch of YouTube Go. On Wednesday, a version of the app appeared on the Google Play Store. It weighs in at less than 10MB, and comes with the option of sharing files using Wi-Fi Direct protocol.The stripped down version of the app was first announced at an event in India just a few months ago. Promising to be a “faster, and lighter” version of its behemoth video service, it’s meant to help you save data while watching footage of cats chasing vacuums (or whatever else floats your boat).The app also allows for offline viewing, and will be particularly useful for those in areas where data connectivity isn’t always the strongest. With YouTube Go, users can choose whether they want to play a video in basic or … [Read more...] about Lightweight YouTube Go app, planned for release last year, is now available
Cory Doctorow is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws, a proponent of the Creative Commons, and a celebrated author of many science fiction books that revolve around the same ideals for which he fights. He is also the co-editor of the popular site Boing Boing.Doctorow will be attending SCaLE 14x later this week to deliver a keynote presentation. I spoke with him by phone to discuss his upcoming talk. Following is the edited version of that conversation.Is this your first SCaLE appearance?Back in 1999, I think (I'm not very sure of the year), I went to SoCal LUG, which I believe is the precursor to SCaLE, so I think I have been to one of the predecessors of this event.What will be the focus on your talk?I will be talking about the same material that I work on at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which relates to the way the old and fairly obscure copyright law has become more and more urgent not just in the realm of free software but in realm of software in … [Read more...] about Interview: Cory Doctorow on digital locks and the threat to free and open source software
First Disney and now YouTube. It’s been a bad week for Felix Kjellberg, the vlogging sensation known online by his more famous alias, PewDiePie. The popular YouTuber lost his deal with Disney on Monday after a report by The Wall Street Journal discussing several PewDiePie videos with anti-Semitic content.On Tuesday, Variety reported that YouTube is also dumping the second season of Kjellberg’s original series Scare PewDiePie. The series was exclusively available on YouTubeRed, the site’s subscription service.In the wake of the controversy over Kjellberg’s anti-semitic content, YouTube told Variety the second season of the show would be cancelled. Kjellberg is also losing out on Google Preferred, the search company’s advertising program that packages top YouTubers’ content that advertisers can buy ad space against. The creators get a bigger cut of the ad revenue than usual and the content is supposed to be popular and “brand safe.”The … [Read more...] about PewDiePie dumped by Disney and YouTube over anti-Semitic stunts
The New York Times recently talked about people making a living (read six-figure income) from their videos on YouTube through advertisements but what they probably missed is this part where YouTube stars are getting featured in TV commercials due to the right popularity of their videos.Matt Harding, popularly known as Dancing Matt on YouTube, is one such unique example. His video "Where the Hell is Matt" has been watched around 15 million times on YouTube and that prompted Visa to sign him for their TV commercials promoting Visa Currency Cards.The 30 second commercial is now being aired across different countries and I just got a chance to see the ad (embedded above) during the India-England cricket match. Matt is not disclosing the financial arrangement with Visa but it’s the first case where viral videos made someone a TV star. … [Read more...] about YouTube Star Dancing for Visa Currency Cards
You can watch some of the popular Bollywood movies on YouTube for free using Zero Dollar Movies. These are full-length files available in Hindi and other Indian languages. Other than full-length movies, film trailers and Indian TV shows are also available on YouTube.The collection is currently limited to movies from film producers like Shemaroo Entertainment, Rajshri and UltraHindi. And like most other YouTube videos, you can embed these movies on your site as well. For example, here’s one of my favorite Bollywood movie – Sarkar (the Indian version of The Godfather starring Amitabh Bachchan). I can watch this movie anytime, anywhere as long as I have an Internet connection.The movies are available in both High Quality and Standard Quality versions.Just connect your computer to the TV screen, grab a snack and watch movies from the couch with your family. In addition to YouTube, you can also watch Hindi movies on the Yahoo! India Box … [Read more...] about Watch Bollywood Movies on YouTube