07 August 2010 ~ 269 Comments

YouTube and Ridley Scott’s Life in a Day Project Gets 80,000 Entries

A few weeks ago, I blogged about YouTube’s venture with Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald, the Life in a Day project, which aims to document one day — July 24 — through user-generated video from around the world. In all, the project received 80,000 entries from 197 countries.
The completed film will premier at the 2011 [...]

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27 July 2010 ~ 40 Comments

Social media works – Old Spice sales double with YouTube campaign

You’ve probably seen Old Spice’s wildly successful YouTube campaign featuring the “Old Spice guy” and his video responses to Twitter messages. Well today, Mashable reported that not only were the videos successful, but Old Spice’s sales doubled as a result of the campaign. Here’s more from Mashable:
We already published stats from video analytics company Visible Measures [...]

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07 July 2010 ~ 12 Comments

Ridley Scott and YouTube launch web video experiment

Today, Ridley Scott and YouTube launched a cinematic experiment called “Life in a Day.” The project aims to document one day — July 24 — through user-generated video from around the world. To contribute, capture July 24 on camera, and upload your footage to the Life in a Day channel by July 31.
The documentary will [...]

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25 January 2010 ~ 51 Comments

The Pope urges priests to use new media

In a recent address, Pope Benedict XVI urged priests to use “the resources made available by the digital age in which we live.” The Wall Street Journal reports on the move by the Vatican to embrace new media:

In a world wrapped up around technology, priests and church figures should make better use of the [...]

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07 January 2010 ~ 252 Comments

Court proceedings from Prop 8 trial to be broadcast on YouTube

The parties battling over the fate of Prop 8 have been facing off this last week over whether the court case Perry v. Schwarzenegger should be live broadcast. Now the judge in the case has stepped in to decide that the case will be published on YouTube shortly after the proceedings with a several [...]

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08 December 2009 ~ 34 Comments

VIDEO: The future of video, Beet.TV roundtable

In case you missed the live stream last week, you can now catch some edited footage from the roundtable discussion at the Finnish Embassy on the future of video. Here Joe Trippi and other participants discuss how political video has changed with the Obama election as well as how the Republicans and Democrats are [...]

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01 December 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Today Live from the Embassy of Finland: The Influence of Online Video

Tune in this afternoon at 4PM ET for a roundtable discussion hosted by Beet.TV at the Finnish Embassy. The discussion, titled “The Influence of Online Video: A discussion of technique, technology and impact” will be streamed live here.

Joe Trippi will be participating alongside editors and executives from CBS News, NBC News, YouTube, the Washington [...]

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