YouTube comment spat brilliantly reconstructed

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Thursday 28 November 2013

As everyone now knows, the YouTube comments section is evidence of humanity’s slow decay. Every single banal remark turns into a fierce war between the grammatically-incompetent, sharp-tongued trolls of the internet. So it is with great pleasure that two fine actors bring a spat over a boy band to the big screen. The result is […]

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Evian Baby Inside You: the most viral video since Gangnam Style?

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By Karla Courtney in Video on Tuesday 6 August 2013

The Evian Baby Inside You video has joined Gangnam Style and Antoine Dobson in the YouTube all of fame. Now that you’ve seen the film get the shirt. A walking advert, yes. A very cute and funny walking advert, definitely.

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Australian band Pigeon’s epic Daft Punk live medley

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Music on Thursday 23 May 2013

It seems Australia has had a bad case of Daft Punk fever this last week, with the iconic band’s latest release, Random Access Memories, being launched in the country town of Wee Waa. Brisbane band Pigeon have been diagnosed with a particularly bad case, posting up a medley of a number of Daft Punks hits […]

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Batman invading classic movie scenes

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 18 April 2013

What if Batman left his movie and invaded all the other classic movies? Imagine him as the little boy from Home Alone, or Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz. I love Batman parodies, and this is quality stuff!

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Gangnam Style: as covered by hundreds

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Wednesday 2 January 2013

Hoards of tribute and parody videos spawn from every clip that goes viral on the internet. The more popular the video, the greater the number of follow up videos. So what happens when the most viewed clip on YouTube has so many tributes and parodies that you don’t have the time to watch them all? […]

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Cats after anesthesia

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Friday 28 December 2012

The Internet is full of amazingly funny images and videos of cats, but I have to say that this one is my absolute favourite. After a trip to the vets, these furry felines mission to get to their food bowls makes for a very hard time indeed. Trust me, you’ll be hitting the replay button […]

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Sad YouTube comments that belie sad stories

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Commenting on YouTube videos has a rep for being a somewhat cutthroat sport, with users competing to see who can come up with the most ridiculous comment that draws the most thumbs up. But then Canadian YouTuber Mark Slutsky came to the realisation that ‘among the usual hate speech and Obama conspiracy theories, you can find these amazing nuggets of humanity—heartbreaking moments from people’s lives recalled by an old favourite song, stories of love and loss, perfectly crystallized moments of nostalgia and saudade”. This is why he’s started this blog to collect these sad comments before they drown with the rest of the drivel. Some are touching, while some are, er, pretty touchy.

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Next Time on Lonny: a YouTube video series

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By Josef Buchanan in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Next Time on Lonny is a reality web series, a collection of epically brilliant episodes starring who else but Lonny. From being a schizophrenic homicidal maniac, to an alien invasion leading to Lonny being enslaved by aliens, follow Lonny through each adventure. Apparently there will be more episodes coming soon as it has been picked up by Ben Stiller’s production company.

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Interactive Mad Men game

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By Samantha Dalrymple in Video on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Created for all you die-hard Mad Men fans, this interactive game on Youtube is super entertaining, from the graphics to the gameplay itself. With three different endings, it’s a sure way to kill some time.

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Everything Ages Fast

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By Andy in New Trends on Saturday 7 August 2010

The Everything Ages Fast campaign for Brazil’s Maximidia Seminars features fake vintage ads for Youtube, Skype and Facebook. It got me thinking about changes in society over the past fifty years or so. Before the world went digital, people read or watched a glittering product promise, or they heard about some new wonder-product from their neighbours. They saw ads, courtesy of clever Mad Man-type folk, and they bought the promise. Then they told people about the promise.

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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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Turtles Eating Things

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 6 July 2010

I do a pretty awesome impression of a turtle eating lettuce that I may stick up on YouTube someday. Until then, here’s Turtle Eating Things.

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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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The InstrumenTube

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Saturday 28 November 2009

The InstrumenTube is a clever interactive project for the YouTube community in which you can play piano, electric guitar, upright bass and other instruments using either the YouTube time-line or the annotations.

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50 ways I blew $50K

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By Katrina Whitehead in Video on Thursday 19 November 2009

Spending a huge amount of money is easy when you’re without a mortgage, kids or a full time job. To ease my financial guilt, I recently put together this list of fifty fun, bizarre and slightly mad ways in which I managed to blow $50K over the years — buying myself nothing but amazing memories […]

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