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The Muppets Go Viral On Youtube

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

The Muppets Channel

As many people know, Sesame Street is the longest running program in the history of television. It broadcasts in dozens of languages and has been doing so for decades. Well, their success continues thanks to youtube. The muppets have their own channel on youtube called muppet studios. It only makes sense that its success would continue to the internet and become viral. I don’t think anything on the internet could be more successful than muppet studios latest video… Bohemian Rhapsody.

As if this needs a caption...Its the muppets

Yes the muppets have been singing classics since its inception, but I feel that this video just demonstrates the power of a viral youtube video. According to google news, their Bohemian Rhapsody video has received over 7,000,000 views since 11/23/09. I’m no mathematician however, I can assure you that means more than 1 million views per day. Break that down by hour? By Minute? It doesn’t matter, what it proves is how successful the internet can be in spreading a video, an idea, or a random song by one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Yet again, the power of youtube and social media is beyond epic, it is omnipresent.

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Youtube and crime, this time the other perspective

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Using Youtube to rap and get messages out

So I know that I’ve written a few posts about people bragging on the internet about crimes they committed. I’ve often said how stupid it is because they always seem to get caught. I have now found something from the other side… how to avoid a crime by using youtube. According to an article I just read on Allgov.com, a man in London avoided a murder charge by creating a rap video on youtube. Although it is unclear if the man actually did commit the murder, it is clear that his rap song definitely helped.

His song allegedly had lyrics which intimidated the potential witnesses. It talked of snitching and how those who mentioned his name would end up dead. The song worked…the witnesses were too scared to come forward and the man was convicted of acting to pervert the course of justice. This basically means he did something to prevent his conviction but hey… he only got four years of it. So I guess if I’ve learned one thing is that youtube and the internet can be used in one of two ways. It can either get a conviction by misuse, or help a man to stay out of prison.

Facebook going public?

November 29, 2009 1 comment

Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t posted in a while in case anyone reads my blog. I’ve been away for the holidays and I came back to a fried computer (I’m using my roommates). Anyway, I just read an article on Facebook in the New York Times online, facebook is currently remodeling its share system. Although Facebook hasn’t decided to go public with its company yet, it has changed its stock options.

Marc Zuckerberg the Creator of Facebook

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Unfortunately, I really don’t know alot about Dow Jones or any of that stuff but I still found it interesting.  Apparently, it is changing its share system to a duel one. I think that means that there are different types of shares to be sold (again, this is why i transferred out of the business school. Despite my lack of knowledge on the matter, I do know that dual-share systems stir controversy around it. Facebook has already been around for years and has proven not to just be a fad. It is now selling shares and continues to grow and expand.

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U2 The Biggest single Stream on Youtube

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment
Bono

Bono, the lead singer of U2

According to the LA times U2 has recently succeeded in having the single largest live stream in the history of the internet. While that isn’t really a huge accomplishment for one of the biggest bands since the beatles, I still think that it’s pretty cool.

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U2’s live broadcast took place last Sunday at their Pasadena stop on its 360 tour with one of my favorite bands Muse. Okay I know I’ve been creating a little suspense with what the number is. Is is 500,000 for the single largest live stream ever? Try 10,000,000 streams from 7 continents. That information came from a youtube spokesman. I don’t know how those from Antarctica use the internet to watch one of their favorite Irish bands but hell… what do I know.  Even though youtube’s channel only has 8.4 million subscribers, its pretty cool that they reached 10 million on a single concert.

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