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Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.Google files patent to possibly turn YouTube into some sort of video game service.

An interesting concept but I'd have to see it to believe it. From my personal experience watching many a YouTube video; the less interaction the better. Or this all could just be, as the source article states, another way for Google to inject more advertising into video content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:03 PM | Tags (10) | google | video | youtube | advertising | gaming | patent | gamingnexus | annotations | frames | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.

You've probably seen more than a couple of these videos floating around the Interwebs at some point this year.  If you haven't seen wedding dance spoof that appeared on The Office please go ahead and watch it on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | ads | viral | mashable | microsoft | advertising | youtube | office | wedding | dance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by The Muppets.

To whoever is running The Muppets these days: more of this please. I guarantee that this video will make you smile - if it doesn't consult your doctor. And wow, look at that - you can even watch this video in glorious 1080p resolution.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 6:41 AM | Tags (10) | 1080p | bohemian | disney | jimhenson | muppets | puppets | queen | rhapsody | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 61 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?

Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | earth | saturn | rings | youtube | video | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.

My favorite bit is how the guys go extra far to sound chummy and casual. 'Hey dudes, this is just a streetwise gang of ruffians like yourselves! BUY OUR PANTS.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | youtube | cliches | urlesque | mileycyrus | viral | videos | stopmotion | annoying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, 'I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ...' once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:01 AM | Tags (8) | rapping | mcdonalds | drivethru | teenagers | utah | dumb | citation | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.

Congrats to YouTube on their continued Internet meme machine success. May there be many more keyboard cats and unintentional rickrolls yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:49 PM | Tags (7) | billions | daily | inquirer | interwebs | videos | views | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

One hundred greatest YouTube moments in just four minutes.One hundred greatest YouTube moments in just four minutes.

This video is proof as to why you love the Interwebs. Take it away, Keyboard Cat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | collage | interwebs | keyboardcat | memes | montage | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.

The deal would also open the door to a possible role for Warner in a new music video website called Vevo, which is backed by Universal and Sony and will be supported by YouTube's technology platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:56 PM | Tags (7) | agreement | artists | dispute | music | videos | warner | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.Watch some footage of Disney pulling the curtain back on Star Tours 2.

The newly revamped Star Wars theme ride will be opening back up in 2011 and will make use of 3D projection technology. Here's to hoping those 3D podraces won't make you too sick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:40 PM | Tags (10) | announcement | darthvader | disney | imagineers | revamp | sequel | startours | starwars | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.YouTube would like to jump into the online movie rental business.

One studio executive familiar with the talks downplayed the significance of the talks, saying no deals have been struck and the conversations are at best in the early stages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | movies | rentals | studios | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

One hundred years of special effects crammed into one five minute YouTube video.One hundred years of special effects crammed into one five minute YouTube video.

Why yes, we've certainly come a long way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 5:25 PM | Tags (4) | collage | effects | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.Turns out that viral videos are capable of making some money too.

The rights holders for 'Forever' used these tools to claim and monetize the song, as well as to start running Click-to-Buy links over the video, giving viewers the opportunity to purchase the music track on Amazon and iTunes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Pop Culture @ 7:36 AM | Tags (7) | viral | youtube | video | wedding | dance | advertising | money |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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