March 1, 2012 |
Two boys are fighting in a Calvert County middle school. A crowd of students laugh and jeer until a teacher arrives to break it up. Later discipline is meted out. But the fight is not nearly over. A video goes up on YouTube — 32 seconds of personal humiliation for the boy who is taking most of the punches. He has often been bullied in middle school, according to his family, and now is shown being hit in the head and side and placed in a headlock. There is no apparent serious injury, and the clip is posted as "Weak People...
February 8, 2013 |
It's no surprise that YouTube users have illegally uploaded hundreds of full-length films to the site. What does seem odd, however, is that in several cases, movie studios have apparently not tried to stop them. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday morning that hundreds of films, including "blockbusters from Walt Disney Co. and Sony Corp.'s Columbia and Tristar studios," are available on the world's largest video-sharing Web site. This is nothing new — YouTube has battled allegations of copyright...
May 6, 2013 |
YouTube has moved swiftly in the past year to produce more original content to keep regular viewers coming back to its site, rather than simply stopping by to see the latest viral cat video. Now, the Financial Times reports that the paid model could go into effect as soon as this week, with as many as 50 subscription channels starting as low as $1.99 a month. The New York Times reported that channels could include those for children's programming, entertainment, music and other topic areas.
November 1, 2009 |
"YouTube is down for maintenance and will be back shortly," says the site . The site first went down at around 9:30 California time. Or possibly earlier, we're sorting through the Twitter barrage ¿ "is down" is a trending topic right now. Most companies plan maintenance for short periods in the middle of the night, so our guess is this is maintenance of the unplanned sort. 2+ hours and counting isn't a trivial amount of downtime. We've asked Google for a statement on when it might be back up, and what caused...
March 21, 2012 |
After adding a few basic editing tools to its arsenal in the fall, YouTube is kicking it up a notch with more automated tools aimed at improving the quality of online video. The company said Wednesday that it will add a feature that will automatically offer to fix shaky or dark video. "Sometimes videos suffer from symptoms like ‘shaky-camera-itis' or ‘augmented-darkness-levels' that keep viewers from seeing just how awesome your video really is," YouTube wrote in a company blog post.
September 12, 2008 |
The video-sharing service YouTube is banning submissions that involve "inciting others to violence," following criticism from Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) that the site was too open to terrorist groups disseminating militant propaganda. The company earlier this year removed some of the videos that Lieberman targeted, many of which were marked with the logos of al-Qaeda and affiliated groups. But the company refused to take down most of the videos on the senator's list, saying they did not violate the Web...