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The WORST YouTube Videos, Ever


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You know how you have all your friends sharing with you the most awesome VIRAL VIDEO that they’ve seen today?

Don’t you hate it when those viral videos that they think are awesome are some video that you’ve seen, like, TWO MONTHS AGO?

If the video is truly meant to be viral, everyone in the world would be talking about it at that moment in time.  Viral videos don’t take months upon months to reach saturation – they’re relatively instant when they hit.

But all viral videos have to start somewhere.  How would YOU like to be the FIRST PERSON TO SEE A VIDEO and then be the one to promote it?

You’d have FAME!

You’d have NOTORIETY!

You could be the YOUTUBE VIRAL VIDEO EXPERT! Continue reading THE WORST YOUTUBE VIDEOS, EVER

How much money does YouTube pay when a video goes viral?


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It’s everybody’s goal to get a viral video posted on YouTube.

Is it for the fame?  Is it to get some sort of licensing deal so you can sell animatronic toys based on your pet cat?

Keyboard Cat
Keyboard Cat

Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DOES YOUTUBE PAY WHEN A VIDEO GOES VIRAL?

Cowtipping 101: How to tip a cow


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Have you ever gone cowtipping?

Do you know someone who has gone cow tipping?

If you found yourself in a position where you needed to tip a cow over, would you know how to do it?

 

Cow Tipping
Cow Tipping

Continue reading COWTIPPING 101: HOW TO TIP A COW

The Absolute Worst Video on YouTube


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YouTube can be a major timewaster.

How many times have you clicked over to watch a video your buddy sent you, only to find yourself clicking around and around at other random clips you’ve never seen before, until the next thing you know you’ve wasted your entire lunch hour and haven’t even left your desk?

The Very Worst Song Ever
The Very Worst Song Ever

Continue reading THE ABSOLUTE WORST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Year in Review: 2012’s most popular Web Watch articles and searches


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Thanks to all of you who took the time to visit WEB WATCH in 2012.

For those of you who weren’t able to read Web Watch every day, here’s a quick look at what everyone took a look at while they were here.

Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: 2012’S MOST POPULAR WEB WATCH ARTICLES AND SEARCHES

Video Fun: You know who likes big butts? Every actor, in every movie, ever.


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You know what it takes to make a good music video parody?

Sometimes, it just takes about 250 different movie clips, a keen ear for details, and a few hours (days?) with a sophisicated video editor and a backing audio track.

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: YOU KNOW WHO LIKES BIG BUTTS? EVERY ACTOR, IN EVERY MOVIE, EVER.

Is that YouTube video legal? Check out the YouTube Copyright School to learn more


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Court: The J.K. Rowling Copyright Case and the Question of Fair Use
Harry Potter and the Order of the Court:
The J.K. Rowling Copyright Case and the Question of Fair Use

Copyright is an important aspect of online life today, and not very many people understand it.

“The Internet is FREE”, they claim.  “Everything on the Internet is free for the taking!”

No, not so much.  Rule number one of Internet legalities:  Just because someone posted it on the Internet doesn’t mean that there is no copyright or that the material is free to be shared/taken. 

Fact is, the very act of writing something yourself gives you an automatic copyright to that material that YOU created.  Let’s emphasize that YOU created portion again.  It has to be original work from YOU for you to claim the copyright – and even then, you can only claim the copyright on the portion that YOU edited.

Even large mass-edited projects like Wikipedia have a copyright… but Wikipedia explicitly says that the individual Wikipedia editors can’t claim copyright on the text that is contributed directly to Wikipedia articles — just adding the text to Wikipedia grants Wikipedia a licence to make that text available for public use.  (Content that is already copyrighted outside of Wikipedia and still contributed by the original author falls under a different set of copyright guidelines — be sure to read that WP article for all the copyright details that may pertain to you.) Continue reading IS THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO LEGAL? CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE COPYRIGHT SCHOOL TO LEARN MORE

How much money is Rebecca Black making on YouTube?


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YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts
YouTube: An Insider’s Guide to Climbing the Charts

How much money is Rebecca Black making with her YouTube video FRIDAY?  That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind these days, regardless of what they think about the quality of her song.

As WEB WATCH COVERED PREVIOUSLY, YouTube videos can make hundreds of thousands of dollars for their owners.

So when we see reports that Friday has only earned around $45,000 so far, Web Watch begins to question who is right when it comes to calculating payouts and royalty checks for viral YouTube videos.   So let’s take a look at this again, shall we?

Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY IS REBECCA BLACK MAKING ON YOUTUBE?