Communications through the ages

Communications through the agesThe richness and sophistication of human communications is often what separates us from the other inhabitants of planet Earth.  While we can’t say for certain what the various clicks, hoots, howls, and moans of our terrestrial brethren mean exactly, it is fair to say that we’re the only group on the third planet from the Sun using YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.   Continue reading

2011 YouTube rewind

1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000)

According to a new video from YouTube, over 1 trillion video views (i.e., “video playbacks”) on the video sharing site.  That’s 140 playbacks for every man, woman, and child on earth.   Continue reading

YouTube’s daily delivery

YouTube3.5 billion (3,500,000,000)

In a recent presentation by Lucas Watson, Vice President of Global Sales & Industry Marketing for YouTube at the Monaco Media Forum event in Monte Carlo earlier this month (MMF 2011) it was shared that YouTube is now delivering over 3.5 billion videos a day.   Continue reading

Skype, like YouTube, is a great asset but tough to monetize

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Skype, like YouTube, is a great asset but tough to monetize – “Microsoft betting Skype keeps it ahead of Google, Apple

Japan needs more stories like this after

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Japan needs more stories like this after the #earthquake – “California student from Japan finds family alive on YouTube

Twitter adds photos & video to its bag of tricks

Twitter adds photos & video to its bag of tricks – “ Goes Media-Rich” #socialmedia

Insane Roger Federer trickshot

This next video clip is spreading around the Internet like wildfire.  I have no idea how Roger Federer pulled off this move but I am pretty certain that it is not a hoax.  Take a look at him knocking a can off a crew member’s head during a commercial shoot:

Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set

They just don’t make commercials (or toy guns) like they used to.  Have a look at the TV commercial for Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set from the 1960s.  One thing I know for sure, for $7.00 it sure is swell: