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How to Become Popular

2008 has been a crazy year so far for me. A few new clients, lots of travel, and oh yea, I’m moving to Thailand this week. Lotsa fun and little time to blog.

Kevin NaltsExcuses aside, I planned to write about this guy Kevin Nalts (see his website or on YouTube) the next time I blogged here. He just gave me a reason to do it today. Nalts is a “self-proclaimed viral-video genius” who’s really good at creating viral videos and getting them viewed by tons of people. Some of his videos are hilarious, like Farting in Public, Googleheads (thumbs up!!), and GPS on PMS.

The reason I wrote about Nalts today, instead of a few weeks from now when I felt like it, is Nalts just published a new eBook called, “How to Become Popular on YouTube Without Any Talent.” Its a free and very informative eBook that explains how YouTube works, common pitfalls of the site, and how to get millions of people to watch your videos.

You can download the ebook here:
How to Become Popular on YouTube Without Any Talent

Oh yea, a little blog news update: Thailand blocks thousands of websites, including most of YouTube. So its possible I won’t be able to surf YouTube from Thailand. I’ll let you know how that goes..

January 15, 2008 Posted by | viral video, world, YouTube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Education

College is expensive. Education at a top-rated University is even more expensive — if you can get in. Well now you can. Many Universities are posting their full lectures online for FREE. Now you can extend your education without paying a dime (or leaving your bedroom).

Of course, as my co-worker pointed out, you don’t get a diploma with that education. So you’ll have to decide whether you want a nice piece of paper to frame, or you want to get smarter. Here’s some resources for you..

Universities with Free Videos:

MIT OpenCourseWare Site
Apple iTune U (28 colleges)
UC Berkeley on YouTube
Princeton University Lectures

European Graduate School
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Other Good Educational Links:

Global Public Environmental Lectures
Education Podcast List
Expert Village (21,000+ How-to Videos)

And something silly,
Professor Lectures 98 Hours to Set World Record
 

December 30, 2007 Posted by | education, video, YouTube | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ford Models on YouTube

Seems like everybody’s got a YouTube channel these days, and if they don’t they should! Millions of people spend hours a day watching online videos, but advertisers still waste most of their money on TV? Doesn’t make sense to me. I never watch the actual TV box now that I can see pretty much any TV show online for free — at my convenience.

 What’s that have to do with this post? Nothing really, just ranting. I ran across the Ford Models YouTube channel today. Kinda boring actually, but some of the models are really hot. Like the video of Tara Stiles doing Yoga or the Butt Workout with Kim Strother. There are over 400 videos posted on this channel.

So, if you’re a surfer, check out the channel. If you are a modeling agency, model, or other business in the business of hot chicks, get them on YouTube so we can see them!

Ford Models YouTube Channel

 Ford Models YouTube Channel

December 29, 2007 Posted by | chicks, video, YouTube | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Queen says Merry Christmas

Queen Elizabeth of England has opened a YouTube channel to post the Royal video archive of the UK. Today they have the Queen’s 1957 Christmas speech posted, which she talks about, well, I don’t really know what she’s talking about. Canada, the world changing, or something. On Christmas day (tomorrow), at 3pm GMT, you’ll be able to watch her 2007 speech to her humble people. All I can say is, why is there still a queen in that country? Does anyone living there care? I guess being American, I don’t really have much respect for England. Our Empire is much better lol.

visit The Royal Channel

watch a funny video, YouTube is My Life

or a good homemade music video, It Will be OK

the royal channel

December 24, 2007 Posted by | music, YouTube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Britney – I want a piece of you

I always liked Britney Spears. Sexy and a good singer. The paparazzi of course can’t get enough of her. They criticize her every move, like their lives are so much better. Which member of the media hasn’t had a few benders? The girl has a plan, and my guess (since she’s smart and rich) is that her plan was to stay in the media’s lenses while she popped out a couple babies and recorded another album. No one at that level makes stupid mistakes. Even Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton make moves to keep their media presence high.

It seems Britney does know what she’s doing. Her new record Blackout, with hit singles Piece of Me & Gimme More, had huge first month sales (I thought everyone hated her? lol) and peaked at #2 on the Billboard album charts. Good job Britney.

Billboard discography/review of Britney Spears Blackout

Britney Spears – Billboard Singles Chart History

Britney Spears – Billboard Album Chart History

Go watch “Piece of Me” video at YouTube

Official Britney Spears website

britney spears blackout

December 18, 2007 Posted by | music, YouTube | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time Magazine 2007 Top 10 Viral Videos

Time came out with their top 10 viral videos of the year. No explanation of what makes them the top videos. I think its views, but who knows when it comes to mainstream media deciding on things. It usually has something to do with money.

here’s all 10 of them on my YouTube playlist

the Time article

December 16, 2007 Posted by | viral video, YouTube | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YouTube Bubble Navigation

I just ran across this bubble type navigation in YouTube and I don’t know what its called. I can’t find it in the YouTube Help pages but its pretty cool. This new navigation allows you to discover videos visually through their relationship with other videos. To use this navigation, click the fullscreen button (bottom right button in video player) and then click the triangle tree button in the fullscreen player (bottom left next to play button). A bunch of bubbles will appear on the screen with the video you are watching in the center. Rolling your mouse around the screen allows you to explore the entire YouTube video library visually. Hours of viewing pleasure without going back to the main site! Its hard to see from the screenshot but my example is a bunch of kittens playing in a tissue box. Click below to watch it.

kittens in a tissue box

youtube bubble navigation

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Tech Support, YouTube | , , | 2 Comments