@Giavanni_Ruffin From Take No Days Off Video

Remember the video about Take No Days Off that featured a young football player named Giavanni Ruffin? Check out his new installment: The Time is Now

YouTube Now Lets You Create Slow-Motion Videos


To create a slomo video, visit the Enhancements tool or the YouTube Editor and apply it to one of your existing videos. You’ll get a smooth, slomo video that makes it look like it was filmed with a high-speed camera. Here’s a video reduced to 1/8th speed to give you an idea how it looks (above). Be sure to turn your next video into an epic slomo moment, and be sure to check out the rest of the free Enhancement tools available.

Hallway Swimming

Good fun exercise? This is way better than the Harlem Shake.



YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring


A New Revenue Model For TV Networks and Video Producers

A new chapter in online video is about to begin. YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt to lure content producers, eyeballs, and advertiser dollars away from traditional TV, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.
YouTube has reached out to a small group of channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that users would have to pay to access. As of now it appears that the first paid channels will cost somewhere between $1 and $5 a month, two of these people said. In addition to episodic content, YouTube is also considering charging for content libraries and access to live events, a la pay-per-view, as well as self-help or financial advice shows.
It’s not clear which channels will be part of the first paid-subscription rollout, but it is believed that YouTube will lean on the media companies that have already shown the ability to develop large followings on the video platform, including networks like Machinima, Maker Studios and Fullscreen. YouTube is also looking outside its current roster of partners for candidates.
These people said YouTube could introduce the paid channels as early as the second quarter of this year. One of them said that the channels could be introduced to the public at the Digital Content New Fronts in late April, where digital-media companies such as YouTube, AOL and Yahoo host advertisers for presentations announcing new online-video series.
YouTube has been talking about the possibility of paid subscriptions for some time now. A year ago, at at AllThingsD media conference, YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar talked on stage about the potential to poach second- or third-tier cable networks that were having trouble building big enough audiences on cable TV to command subscription fees from distributors. Internet distribution, the thinking goes, would give some of these networks a more direct line to their passionate base with lower costs .
“If we have a subscription model,” Mr. Kamangar said at the time, “then absolutely that’s something that becomes possible.”
“We have long maintained that different content requires different types of payment models,” a Google spokesman said, in a statement. ‘The important thing is that, regardless of the model, our creators succeed on the platform. There are a lot of our content creators that think they would benefit from subscriptions, so we’re looking at that.”
YouTube is treating paid subscriptions as an experiment. much like video rentals when it began in 2010. The initial group of channels will be small, likely about 25 at the outset. The revenue split from subscriptions is expected to be similar to the 45-55 split that is common for ads on YouTube. Partners will also have the option to include ads in their pay channels, but its unclear what form those will take.
YouTube is advising its current partners to consider carefully how their existing audience will react. Most have spent years building up a base of free subscribers through hard work and cross-promotion. Can they produce content worth paying for?

YouTube Strips Universal And Sony Of 2 Billion Fake Views


Google slashed the cumulative view counts on YouTube channels belonging to
Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG, and RCA Records by more than 2 billion views
Tuesday, a drastic winter cleanup that may be aimed at shutting down black hat
view count-building techniques employed by a community of rogue view count
manipulators on the video-sharing site.

Universal’s channel is the one that took the biggest hit. According to figures
compiled by the YouTube statistics analysts at SocialBlade, the record company’s
YouTube channel lost more than 1 billion views from its preexisting tally of 7
billion views Tuesday.

Sony/BMG was the second largest sufferer, dropping more than 850 million views
in one day, bringing its total number of views to a mere 2.3 million. RCA, which
got off scot free by comparison, dipped 159 million views. Its tally now sits
more modestly at 120 million views.

In addition, each label’s YouTube archives are now surprisingly thin. UMG, which
had long held a heavy hand in YouTube operations, now only boasts five videos on
its YouTube channel, none of which are actual songs—and none of which last more
than 1:23.

Sony’s page, by comparison, is currently empty. The company did not respond to
the Daily Dot’s request for comment.


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Other notable channels affected include the ones belonging to Michael Jackson,
Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Avril Lavigne, among others. More than 500 prominent
YouTube channels have been stripped of preexisting YouTube views in the past 30
days, something that causes concern when you consider that YouTube views counts,
unlike subscriber statistics, are cumulative and cannot organically drop at any
point throughout their existence.

Google’s takedown of these major music channels came on the same day that
hundreds of YouTubers took to Google forums and their own YouTube channels to
inform their peers that they’d been subject to a series of video takedowns for
violations of YouTube’s Terms of Service (TOS). Some speculated that the
widespread video takedowns were caused by a technical error, but YouTube
confirmed that the users violated TOS item 4, Section H, which bans automated
methods of inflating view counts.

“This was not a bug or a security breach. This was an enforcement of our
viewcount policy,” wrote a Google representative on the forums.

The apparent crackdown on fake views became a major talking point Wednesday on
Black Hat World, a forum where users trade tips about unethical search engine
optimization tactics.

The thread’s first post alluded to a friend of the poster who “sells likes” and
was recently told by four different customers that their videos “got deleted due
to TOS violation.”

“Now I also got a message from a customer who ordered views from me that his
video was removed,” the individual wrote, sparking a six page conversation that
continues on to this moment—and mentions Universal Music Group throughout.

“I spoke with some people on Skype and 2-3 more have the same problems with
videos being removed for fake views,” the original poster added in a later post.
“Likes are from YLH (YouLikeHits) and AddMeFast and views from ViralSocial in my

Later in the thread, the conversation turned towards an individual known in some
online circles as Tapangoldy, a 16-year-old seller of YouTube views who is
prominent on the cheap favors website Fiverr and claimed last month to have
already raised $60,000 through the site. Recently, he closed up shop for a few
days “to fix all issue thanks.”

Alicia Bell’s Favorite Youtube Trainer Zuzana Light

I am a huge fan of Zuzana Light. You think body rock is good? Zuzana’s Worrior workouts are a good butt kicking.


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