Happy 4th of July YouTube: You’ve Been Hacked!

Yesterday YouTube received a 4th of July surprise when hackers got into the site and targeted popular videos, specifically Justin Bieber clips. Bieber’s YouTube clips were hit with a variety of different hacks, including a pop-up banner claiming that the young pop sensation died in a horrific car crash, a redirect to an explicit video, and a hack in which the words “OMG Faggot” cover the screen.

According to BBC News, YouTube “fixed the problem ‘about two hours’ after it was discovered.” A YouTube spokesperson said, “We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on YouTube.com. Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours.”

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Posted by Megan O’Neill

YouTube_HackedYesterday YouTube received a 4th of July surprise when hackers got into the site and targeted popular videos, specifically Justin Bieber clips.  Bieber’s YouTube clips were hit with a variety of different hacks, including a pop-up banner claiming that the young pop sensation died in a horrific car crash, a redirect to an explicit video, and a hack in which the words “OMG Faggot” cover the screen.

According to BBC News, YouTube “fixed the problem ‘about two hours’ after it was discovered.”  A YouTube spokesperson said, “We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on YouTube.com.  Comments were temporarily hidden by default within an hour, and we released a complete fix for the issue in about two hours.” Leer más “Happy 4th of July YouTube: You’ve Been Hacked!”

Mobile Marketing with the new iPhone 4

If you have a pulse, you’ve probably heard about the new iPhone 4. After weeks of anticipation and swirling rumors of an abandoned iPhone 4 lost in a bar in Redwood City, CA in mid-April, it’s. finally. here. With HD video recording, video chatting, and a multitude of sleek features, it’s not surprising that industry experts are calling it Apple’s most successful launch to-date. The question remains whether the device will live up to the intense hype that surrounds it but one thing is for sure, it is likely to revolutionize the mobile commerce experience.


If you have a pulse, you’ve probably heard about the new iPhone 4. After weeks of anticipation and swirling rumors of an abandoned iPhone 4 lost in a bar in Redwood City, CA in mid-April,  it’s. finally. here. With HD video recording, video chatting, and a multitude of sleek features,  it’s not surprising that industry experts are calling it Apple’s most successful launch to-date. The question remains whether the device will live up to the intense hype that surrounds it but one thing is for sure, it is likely to revolutionize the mobile commerce experience. Leer más “Mobile Marketing with the new iPhone 4”

Steve Jobs Says Video Direct To YouTube In iPhone 4’s Future

Rumors are in the air that iPhone 4 users will, at some point in the future, have the capability to upload HD videos shot on their phones directly to YouTube. If this rumor, which was shared with MacDailyNews by one of their readers, is true then it could mean big things not only for iPhone 4 users, but for YouTube and citizen journalism as well.

MacDailyNews reported that one of their readers, Chris T., received an email response from Steve Jobs, stating that in the future users will be able to upload videos to YouTube over the air. The email correspondence, as published on MacDailyNews, is as follows:

Chris’ email:

Steve,

I’m a HUGE fan of your products… MBP, Ipad 64gb WIFI, 2 iphone 3g’s and now 2 iphone 4’s… but I have a complaint… What’s the point of building in HD video capabilities when the compression upon uploading directly to youtube makes the video’s useless and not viewable? They’re not even remotely viewable!! I was so excited about this feature on the Iphone 4, but sadly to say, this is a serious disappointment. In today’s world, HD video is pointless if I can’t upload it “as is” directly to the net.

Please fix this issue.

Thanks,
Chris

Steve Jobs’ response:


Posted by Megan O’Neill

YouTube iPhoneRumors are in the air that iPhone 4 users will, at some point in the future, have the capability to upload HD videos shot on their phones directly to YouTube.  If this rumor, which was shared with MacDailyNews by one of their readers, is true then it could mean big things not only for iPhone 4 users, but for YouTube and citizen journalism as well.

MacDailyNews reported that one of their readers, Chris T., received an email response from Steve Jobs, stating that in the future users will be able to upload videos to YouTube over the air.  The email correspondence, as published on MacDailyNews, is as follows:

Chris’ email:

Steve,

I’m a HUGE fan of your products… MBP, Ipad 64gb WIFI, 2 iphone 3g’s and now 2 iphone 4’s… but I have a complaint… What’s the point of building in HD video capabilities when the compression upon uploading directly to youtube makes the video’s useless and not viewable? They’re not even remotely viewable!! I was so excited about this feature on the Iphone 4, but sadly to say, this is a serious disappointment. In today’s world, HD video is pointless if I can’t upload it “as is” directly to the net.

Please fix this issue.

Thanks,
Chris

Steve Jobs’ response: Leer más “Steve Jobs Says Video Direct To YouTube In iPhone 4’s Future”

PowerPoint Viewer for People Who Don’t Have Office 2010


PowerPoint Viewer, as you probably know, is a free application that lets you view PowerPoint presentations on your computer even if you don’t have Microsoft Office installed on your computer.

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How To: Get Insights Of Audiences On YouTube | Online Media Gazette


Before the start of any campaign, it is vital for marketers do some research on the demographics of their target audience. Marketing research is simply a process of systematic gathering, recording and analysis of data about issues relating to marketing products and services. I came across this tool by YouTube to get insights on potential audiences.

I believe that by sharing this tool with everyone, marketers or even everyone can easily find out the size and interests of their potential audiences. The tool lets you check which sorts of people use YouTube, and what sorts of videos subsections are being watched.

For this example, we’re going to look at statistics from the United States.

Demographics

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From the data churned out, we found that the highest age group that are utilizing YouTube are those between the 18 and 24 years old; making up 43.5% of the group. This is then followed by those in the 25 to 34 years old age group; making up 27.9% of it.

It is also possible to find the percentage of males and females in the U.S that are using YouTube; 68% and 32% respectively.

Interests

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The tool also lets you find out the popularity of videos in certain categories amongst the people that you’re targeting. On the y-axis, the figure ‘x’ represents the likelihood an average YouTube user watches that type of video.

You can also narrow down the categorical search to specific ones from the main menu; rather than having a whole lot of data that are pointless to you.

Search Terms

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I’m sure everyone knows the importance of key words and the above shows the most searched term users are inputting on YouTube’s search queries. If you have a video that you would like to have a lot of hits, be sure to key in highly searched AND relevant keywords into your video tags.

Conclusion

Personally, this tool will be very useful for me in determining the demographics and relevant information of my targeted audiences. In what ways would the tool help you? Do share with us.

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8 Ways to Promote Your Work Through Internet Collaboration


March 10th, 2010 by Alex Mathers

Promoting our products and services can be a time consuming and daunting task. A lot of us get tangled up in online self promotion without realising the value in collaboration more often with other people through the web. It can be a wise way to expand your network, pool resources and save time, money and work.

8 Ways to Promote Your Work Through Internet Collaboration

The internet has opened up a range of exciting possibilities for gaining value through mutually beneficial arrangements or simply interacting with others in promoting your work effectively and ultimately landing more clients.

Here are eight ways you can do this: Leer más “8 Ways to Promote Your Work Through Internet Collaboration”