Online music streaming sites like Spotify and Pandora have opened up new doors for music discovery. These sites rely on algorithms to recommend music that is similar to what you’re already listening to or have indicated that you like. Serendip has redefined music discovery by adding the human touch, serving up music that’s recommended by your friends and other music connoisseurs that share your unique taste.
Earlier this month, high school student Jake Davidson asked Kate Upton to go to prom with him via a YouTube video that has racked up over 2.1 million views so far. While Upton did tweet at Davison, telling him she’d check her schedule, it turns out she’s not going to be able to make it.
YouTube sing-alongs are the best, and the ‘YouTube Lyrics’ browser extension makes singing along to your favorite music videos incredibly easy. Just add the extension on Chrome, Firefox or Opera and it will automatically show you the lyrics to songs when you watch music videos on YouTube or listen to songs on Grooveshark.
These days there are so many ways to share your photos and videos—via email, on Facebook, on photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa—but none are truly ideal for sharing photos privately with your family. Familio aims to solve this problem with a new app for Android, iOS and the web that makes it easy to share family photos and videos in a safe, private environment.
Today communication is easier than it’s ever been before. If we want to get in touch with someone we can pick up the phone, send an email or message on Facebook or send our message in a 140-character tweet. A fun infographic from Mikogo Online Meetings takes a look back in time to when people relied on courier services, pigeons and even drums for communication.
Last November, YouTube Space Los Angeles officially opened its doors to YouTube creators looking to learn, collaborate and up their game. Now, YouTube Space LA is “virtually” open to everyone on Google Street View.
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! As the workweek comes to a close, we’ve rounded up some of this week’s funniest videos. This week’s Friday Morning Laughs includes an infomercial for a new pill that will lower your IQ permanently, lemons, Carlsberg, Super Mario, a screaming flower girl and more. Enjoy!
Backed by seven figures in funding, today Glide announced a new instant video messaging app that allows you to enjoy video messaging in real time, or on your own schedule.
Psy? Who’s that? Almost as quickly as the K-Pop star rose to fame, it seems that the world has forgotten all about Psy and his massive YouTube hit, Gangnam Style. Although the video currently stands at almost 1.5 billion views on YouTube, the song is no longer heard on the radio, at parties, or in parodies and new YouTube integration in Google Trends reveals that Gangnam Style really is dying. That’s news that certainly doesn’t call for an “Oppa!”
Over the past eight years, YouTube has grown at an astounding rate, localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages with over 72 hours of video uploaded every minute. But this evening, the online video giant announced that it has hit its biggest milestone yet—one billion monthly users.