From Lost Remote: Borrowing a bit from Twitter, YouTube has launched a new trends dashboard that lets you see what videos are trending right now — down to individual cities, user demographics and “most viewed” vs. “most shared.”
Here’s the OKC YouTube Trends Dashboard:
A social news site based in Seattle called Intersect just debuted in beta today with an ambitious goal: to encourage people to share stories, mapped by time and place, to see where their paths might cross. The site is the brainchild of Peter Rinearson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Microsoft VP.
Lost Remote’s take:
“A groundbreaking device? Not really, but for $99 and seamless integration with all your Apple devices, not a bad addition to your living room. And for local stations, one more fragment in the fragmenting world of television.”
The ability to report and publish anywhere, anytime got a boost from a likely source today as Apple introduced the iPhone 4.
“Time Warner Cable Inc. (has) made the first formal pitch to the Hollywood studios for what is known as “home theater on demand.” The cable company presented a variety of scenarios. But the main one, which has received early support from some studio executives, would allow consumers to watch a movie at home just 30 days after its theatrical release—far earlier than the usual four months—for roughly $20 to $30 a pop. That proposal is still being debated and talks are fluid. People close to the matter say that several studios could sign on to a version of it as soon as the fall, making the first movies available on such a system by the end of the year or early 2011.”
- 24 hours of video are posted every minute
- The most popular video on YT is Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
- More video is uploaded to YT in 60 days than the traditional TV networks created in 60 years
- It is now monetizing (mostly through Google Ads) more than one billion video views per week
- Hundreds of millions of videos are watched every month on YouTube