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Entries by Shira Lazar from 09/2012

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

"The Whistles Go Whoo Whoo" Grindhouse Parody Trailer (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy

Movies and TV shows all get trailers and sneak previews. So, why not YouTube videos? What's Trending is here to fix that, with some vocal help from ...

Sisters Turn YouTube Haul Vlogs Into Beauty and Fashion Empire (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Style

Power sisters, Elle and Blair Fowler, have turned their beauty and fashion expertise into a YouTube Empire.

Mike Shinoda Shares How Linkin Park Takes Risks That Pay Off in the Digital Space

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

Musician, producer and artist Mike Shinoda, member of the hugely popular Linkin Park, took a moment from his tour to sit down with me and discuss the band's latest interactive music video and upcoming projects.

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Talks Gay Marriage, Speaking Truth to Power (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Sports

Earlier this week, Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe wrote a powerful letter to Maryland state delegate Emmet C. Burns Jr., a vocal opponent of gay marriage. Since then, millions have shared the letter online, providing their own reactions, arguments, and thoughts on the controversy.

Comedian Rob Delaney Extends Reddit AMA on YouTube Live Show

| Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy

When asked how to get out of jury duty, Rob replies, "Get arrested." He did four years ago. And now he's all set. "So, be a man, and then also commit crimes."

Meet The Electronic Violinist Who Will Blow You Away (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment

Rocking violinist Lindsey Stirling  tore up the What's Trending studio with her live performance of original song, "Electric Daisy Violin."

Reddit Co-Founder, Alexis Ohanian, Launches Travel Show (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

The brand new, first ever Reddit-powered show, "Riding Shotgun," follows funny man Zach on a wild tour around America, as he hangs out with Redditors and experiences their perfect days in their respective cities.

LeVar Burton Appifies Reading Rainbow for the Next Generation (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

Since the '80s, Burton has been bringing the joy of reading to young kids through engaging television programs, and now he's making the move to mobile devices.

Charlie Bit My Finger Horror Remix | YouTube Trailers

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy

Originally uploaded over 5 years ago, this viral video of baby Charlie biting his brother Jasper earned massive amounts of attention from Internet video and broadcast news outlets for its adorable and quirky brotherly spat.

Obama (Alphacat) Takes on Gangnam Style (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Smooth-E and President Obama (Alphacat) take on Psy's viral, K-Pop hit Gangnam Style (강남스타일) in the music video parody "Obama Style."

The X Factor Wins Over Social Media Fans (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment

TheXFactorUSA was plagued by some relentless thunderstorms during auditions in Greensboro, NC. The turbulent weather conditions even managed to creep their way into the venue.

SourceFed's Joe Bereta on Engaging YouTube Journalism and Unbiased Reporting (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

Joe dishes his best advice on how to tackle unbiased reporting, fully engage with viewers over controversial issues and find the most entertaining and emotional ways to present stories -- all on YouTube.

Kevin Smith's Exclusive Stalker-azzi Story and Reddit AMA Questions

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment

What began as an innocent attempt by Kevin to enjoy the outdoors with his mini dachshund and get some exercise ended up turning into a crazy encounter with a fan who just happened to be camping in his car with "the longest telephoto lens in the world."

Meet the 83-Year Old Rapper Taking YouTube by Storm (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Entertainment

Kwayzar may be old, but he's still got swag for DAYS. After being popularized by Reddit, the 83-year-old rapper and his hit song "I Can Still Do It" has taken the Internet by storm.

A Capella Group, Pentatonix, Performs Katy Perry/Justin Bieber Medley (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.27.2012 | Entertainment

Having started out as a trio at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, the group built up a following on YouTube with a cover of Lady Gaga's "Telephone."

'Shit Girls Say' Creators on Viral Success and New Book (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.28.2012 | Books

Learn about the beginnings of the "Shit Girls Say" phenomenon from the fake girls behind it!

'Shit Girls Say' Ultimate Parody Mashup (VIDEO)

| Posted 09.28.2012 | Comedy

What's Trending presents your complete guide to the best of the "Shit Girls Say" meme, starting with the original video that started it all. In Decem...