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Someone to Sit With: conceptual YouTube videos

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By Ken Tanaka in Video on Monday 6 June 2011

YouTube is full of hidden examples of Conceptual Art. In Someone to Sit With, a man named Joe has created videos of himself doing mundane tasks in order to keep the viewer company. One of his more popular videos, Someone to smoke with, includes this simple description: ‘Hi, I’m Joe. I’ll go out for a […]

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Tonetta: the unlikeliest of YouTube celebrities

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 13 May 2011

Toronto-based musician Tonetta (real name Tony something) is the unlikeliest of YouTube celebrities, coming across as an unnerving basement-dwelling serial killer with an unhealthy obsession with Leonard Cohen, William Burroughs, and all things perverted.

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Amy Sedaris’ YouTube Channel

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 19 February 2011

Attention attention, Amy Sedaris has her own YouTube channel.

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Zero Views: YouTube videos yet to take off

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By Michelle Wilding in Video on Monday 30 August 2010

Zero Views is an online collection of YouTube videos that are yet to take off. Although the curated concept is rather odd, the unwatched but deserving uploads are quick to surpass zero views once they’re featured on this viral site.

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YouTube Radio

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 21 July 2010

Flash has interactive functionality that YouTube has until now not fully utilized. Guy Dayan along with a small team of musicians and artists, has changed this with YouTube Radio, an interactive video that allows you to click on various buttons to change the accompanying music.

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Downfall parodies removed from YouTube

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Wednesday 28 April 2010

In response to Constantin Film AG recently making YouTube remove many of the parody clips of Hitler’s freak out scene in the film Downfall, user Plankhead has posted another video in which Hitler freaks out about Hitler videos getting removed from YouTube. The clip represents yet another little skirmish between old media and new.

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Cracked Youtube Analysis

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 8 December 2009

Cracked just published an hilarious analysis of YouTube featuring a couple graphs and a satirical wiki-like description of the site. The breakdown of the various comments makes me laugh because it affirms what I’ve been saying for years.

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Youtube Street Fighter

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Thursday 22 January 2009

Youtube have created an interactive version of Street Fighter that’s playable straight off their website. You click on the flashing buttons that crop up on the side of the video and then, somehow, your opponent is suddenly pulverised with a flying headbutt, or whatever else takes your fancy.

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A very honest ad was created to get this little jerk of a dog adopted

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 19 December 2014

Instead of placing a sweet ad online to get ‘Eddie the Terrible’ adopted, someone at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley decided to let truth reign. And sometimes the truth hurts. But Eddie’s just a dog so he won’t know any better. The post was titled ‘Three Reasons You DON’T Want To Adopt Eddie The […]

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Guinea pigs adorably fall in line during their morning commute

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 18 December 2014

We could definitely learn a lot from guinea pigs during their rush hour commute. At the Nagasaki Bio Park in Sakai, Japan, zookeepers built a miniature bridge for the adorable little rodents to ease their transfer between enclosures.

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It’s watermelon time with Tom Rosenthal, and he’s wearing a watermelon suit for the occasion

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Know what time it is? Watermelon time. According to Tom Rosenthal, anyway. His brand new song Watermelon makes it clear that there’s no better time than the time you’re dressed as a watermelon, frolicking through the countryside, and singing about watermelons. Fun right?

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Hats that look like pizzas and burgers will keep your head warm this winter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Tuesday 16 December 2014

If you can’t get food out of your head, maybe try putting them on your head instead? Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson learned to knit and crochet by watching YouTube tutorials. He then put his new skills to good use by giving the world enormous food items that will keep us warm in the winter. His […]

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My Secret Playlist: Perth band HamJam write about their favourite songs right now

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By Nicole Hughes in New Music on Monday 15 December 2014

Hamjam, a garage band hailing from Perth, has a chill, laid-back sound that’s hard not to love. Inhabiting the nation’s backyard music scene, the Hamjam boys released their first self-titled EP on October 10. Check out the first single off it, Love, and the Secret Playlist of musical influences that has helped shape their catchy pop sound.

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Hikers find a frozen lake so clear, it looks like you’re walking on air

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Located in the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia is a frozen lake with water so crystal clear, you can see the rocks and boulders at the bottom in HD quality. One of the hikers in the video, Tomas Nunuk, appears to be walking on air, his feet levitating a few feet above ground.

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The best way to finally learn how to do the Moonwalk

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Tuesday 9 December 2014

Billie Jean comes on and your inner Michael Jackson tries to dance it out. You end up doing your best, but it’s just not that great. After a few pelvic thrusts, turns and random leg kicks, the chorus drops. This means one thing: it’s time for the moonwalk. You’ve tried teaching yourself. Your friend taught you. You’ve watched YouTube tutorials. You wear socks to practice, but you still look like you’re walking backwards.

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