New Media

Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film New Media

The is the sci-fi short film <i>New Media</i>, present by Dust.<p>It was co-written and directed by Julian Cooke and Sebastian Dias. Check out the synopsis and …

Pop Culture

‘Internet content’ is YouTube, Twitch and Vine, not Netflix

Let’s explore this term<p>To best define “internet content,” the term internet needs to be redefined.<p>Or, at the very least, the way Netflix intends to define its content needs to be examined. Netflix views “internet content and entertainment” as shows or movies that require an internet connection, …

YouTube debuts comedy video series in VR push

As with other YouTube uploads, virtual reality clips are supported by ads.<p>YouTube virtual reality (VR) video series "The Confessional" debuted on …

Virtual Reality

PewDiePie is an ‘untouchable’ YouTube personality, says Smosh Games’ director

‘We know that he does things for shock value’<p>It’s almost impossible to talk about the past, present and future of YouTube without bringing up Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg.<p>During a lengthy interview at New York Comic Con, we spoke to the Smosh Games team about what YouTube has become and where it’s …

Smosh Games talks future of YouTube and gaming on the world’s biggest network

Between scripted comedies and streaming, what’s next?<p>If Smosh Games represents the era of YouTube past, where does the game-playing comedy troupe fit into the biggest network’s future?<p>YouTube executives are constantly playing catch up with the site’s community. The definition of what’s hot changes …

Millions of kids adore this YouTube star; here's why parents do too

Never heard of DanTDM? Your kids probably have.<p>The 25-year-old boasts a sold-out global tour, an original series, a bestselling graphic novel and merchandise so popular it’s hard to keep in stock. He’s a self-made millionaire with more subscribers on YouTube than Adele and more video views on …

Kids

How to Make Money and Get Paid By YouTube

As you’ve noticed, the world’s top YouTubers cover all sorts of different niche markets. And that means there’s a good chance on of your interests …

Small Business

10 South African YouTubers You Need to Be Watching

South Africa's video blogging scene is steadily growing as a lot of opinionated young people are taking advantage of the tools and platforms at their …

Africa

Telegram v4.4 adds live locations, a new media player, and more

There are two things we've come to expect in each Telegram update. First, the developers will add some useful features that improve your chat …

Android News

BBC's head of news leaves to set up new media company

LONDON (Reuters) - The BBC's head of news James Harding said on Tuesday he was stepping down to start a new media company with a distinct approach to …

Media Industry

This Adorable Baby Showed Her Dad Who Is Boss And People Are In Tears

"You're a manservant."<p>Cross told BuzzFeed News he created his channel "to creatively chronicle my life as a new father, the growth of my daughter, and our evolving relationship." So far, his channel has gained over 130,000 subscribers and more than 16 million views, collectively.<p>View this post on …

Viral

How to Get Famous and Make Money On YouTube

YouTube continues to be a booming media mecca where everyone, including influencers, can share ideas, create art of all kinds and, of course, make money.<p>YouTube started very small; in the beginning, it was not a big audience who visited YouTube and shared videos. Today, you can find everything on …

Marketing

New media venture featuring crew of ex-Obama aides expanding

A new media company aimed at millennials and featuring multiple former members of the Obama administration - including Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Jon …

MTV

Beauty for girls, pranks for boys – it's the same old gender stereotypes for YouTube stars

We are living in an age where becoming a full-time YouTuber is now a credible career option. So much so that a recent survey found that 34% of young …

Gender

UGA students create stickers app for Bulldog fans

Four students from the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute have turned a class project into an iPhone app that uses new technology to bring …

App Store

Jeffrey Katzenberg is looking to raise $2B for a new video startup

As tech giants like Apple and Facebook prepare to spend billions of dollars on movies and TV, longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg is looking to write some big checks for original content, too.<p>Katzenberg began his career at Paramount Pictures (where he worked on <i>Star Trek: The Motion</i> …

Startups

Katzenberg’s Big Ask: $2 Billion for Short-Form Video Project

When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook and went looking for investors, his so-called first round of financing was for $1 million. When Travis Kalanick sought financing for Uber, he persuaded investors to ante up $1.25 million. Reed Hastings of Netflix raised $2.2 million.<p>Jeffrey Katzenberg’s idea of …

Mobile

The Newsroom of the Future Will Be Flexible, Flat and Focused

<i>By</i> <b>Rich Routman</b>, President and CRO at Minute Media<p>There’s no question that the way people consume and share news has evolved with online, mobile and video now being the main platforms for consumption. Publishers have acted quickly to try and adapt to the demand. Legacy publishers like The New York …

Digital Media

20 YouTubers Who Actually Became Famous

Ten years ago, YouTube was just a fun place to watch cat videos. Sure, there were also a ton of makeup tutorials, funny challenges, and music covers, …

Celebrity News

YouTube's Algorithms Keep Recommending This Song, and It's a Hidden Gem

In 2017, algorithms are quietly shaping our day-to-day lives. Google advertises to us based on our search history and assumptions they make about …

Music

Online right fumes after YouTube ad crackdown

YouTube is in hot water with conservative users and creators, with the Google-owned video giant accused of discriminating against the right as …

User Generated Content

YouTube creates confusion by herding creators into partner program to fight ‘abuse’ (update)

YouTube creators are still dealing with the ramifications of the adpocalypse brought on in part by superstar PewDiePie repeatedly making jokes sympathetic toward Nazis. That made it more difficult for people to earn revenue on Google’s video platform, and now YouTube has changed its policy so that …

13 Classic Viral YouTube Videos from the ‘00s You Forgot You Were Obsessed With

A definitive, accurate, not-at-all-biased ranking.<p>Please slip into your comfiest checkered Vans, because we’re about to take a long trip down memory lane, all the way back to the early-to-late aughts, when your life consisted of velour tracksuits, custom-covered flip phones, and a near-constant …

Viral

3 Ways to Measure Your YouTube Performance

Are you creating YouTube videos? Wondering how to analyze the impact of your video content? In this article, you’ll discover how to measure the …

Analytics

20 gaming YouTubers you should be following

Joe Sugg: 8 things to know about one of YouTube's biggest stars

<b>Joe Sugg may be one of YouTube's biggest stars (and the brother of another - Zoella), but he still doesn't see himself as a celebrity.</b><p>"You could probably ask any YouTuber in the UK if they'd class themselves as a celebrity, and I guarantee they'd all say no," he tells BBC News.<p>"And I think that's …

What's New About The "New" New Media

There’s always been, and there will always be, a “New Media.” With the pace of technological change, news gathering and distribution evolves exponentially faster.<p>The most revolutionary New Media burst onto the scene more than a decade ago with the Internet, appearing as online news. At the time, it …

Entrepreneurship

UKF founder: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself'

YouTube music boss Lyor Cohen has been winding up rightsholders recently with his views on why the ‘value gap’ debate is overblown. But amidst this …

YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators

YouTube is gearing up to take on both Twitch and Patreon<p>YouTube is expanding Sponsorships, its relatively new service that lets viewers pay creators a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive perks. The program, which existed only in beta prior to today, will now be available to any …

YouTube is leaving its creators in the dark

The site is mass delisting videos from its ad program, spreading the sense of persecution in communities from LGBT to the alt-right.<p>The automated …

Technology