Louise has a new hairstyle and a new hair color. She is no...
Once confronted with the realization that my goal of creating an animated music video with a minimal budget and no directing experience was unlikely to yield a high quality product, I panicked.
A few reactions to Letterman's retirement announcement bring up the idea that he may be stepping down because he never "got" the viral video phenomenon that Fallon and Kimmel have so clearly mastered. I say, nuts to that. Letterman invented viral videos -- we just called them "watercooler moments," and they were spread with your lips, not your fingertips.
Writer/producer Mark De Angelis and sketch comedy masterminds The Imponderables are back with season two of 'Bill & Sons Towing,' an original web series written by De Angelis and Imponderables member Eric Toth.
This was begging for a parody.
Have we not learned anything from the Arab Spring? A government cannot kill the spread of information. One way or another, it will get out. By blocking these social networks, it just proves the government is hiding something.
Once you start to understand what motivates people to engage with your content - whether that's a video, a blog post or some other experience - you can begin to build vibrant communities of participation. And today, since almost everything we do involves technology, it's getting easier and easier to determine what those motivators are.
Rebecca Black. Double rainbows. Nyan cat. Why do some videos made by ordinary people become internet sensations? And what do the videos we love say about who we are? YouTube's Kevin Allocca breaks it down in this nostalgic viral video tour.
I believe that TED Youth and YouTube together have great potential -- to inspire youth to use these powerful platforms to change the world and tell great stories. Moreover, as a psychologist who studies how these simple and easily accessible online tools shape youth values, I thought he missed an opportunity to inspire the youth who were so eagerly listening to his speech.
Don't forget that unexpectedness can also have more to do with showing that you are human. Being authentic. Not being afraid to show your vulnerable side. Whether it's a video, or real life, these moments demonstrate something in human nature that we can all relate to.
Has this video reached its tipping point and exploded? Not yet. But maybe, at least, it will make you smile.
My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.
If a young person in your life is college-bound, make a big deal of it! Have an acceptance dinner, throw a college shower to give her everything she needs. Pair that teenage matriculant with an older, college-grad family member to be a mentor, confidant and friend.
It's nothing new that teens put peers' input above that of their parents. But what has changed? The input comes not just from classmates and neighbors, but from complete strangers who enter our children's lives through their virtual world -- the Internet.
Here's a compilation of some of the biggest covers of Happy by Pharrell Williams on YouTube right now. The compilation includes Pentatonix, Pompaloose...
Music and the careers of musicians need to be tended to like growing crops; you have to pay attention, be patient, keep working on them and help them thrive.
Left to his own devices by an alcoholic, absentee father and languished with physical and pathological abuse from his mother on a daily basis as a child, a young Steven Williams had it rough.
Last week the Wren Clothing Company produced a video showing 10 separate couples -- people who were strangers to each other -- kissing for the first t...