I’ll admit it; I’m a YouTube addict. It has everything – from makeup tutorials to cats being adorable. It’s completely personal. You can choose whatever you want to watch; just a quick search and you’ll either find exactly what you were hoping for or the strangest thing you have ever seen. It’s amazing. Totally bizarre, but amazing.
While there’s a small set of real power-holders in the YouTube world (think Jenna Marbles, the Shaytards, Ray William Johnson), the site is full of people who are so dedicated to uploading great material despite not having the biggest number of viewers. I’m sure their stuff won’t go unnoticed for too much longer, and I definitely predict 2013 to be the year of these 10 YouTube stars. Read more…
Genius computer person, Tanner Stokes, invented a browser extension that converts annoying YouTube comments into the language of “herp derp.” Just download and “herp derp” the crap out of those anonymous comments. If Tanner develops a “hero derp” button for all internet commenting, we could have a virtual mutiny on our hands. It will be like some “Terminator” shit. The “herp derp” converter will destroy us all. Bwahahaha! [Boing Boing]
It can be tough to find meaty, interesting roles for women in Hollywood, which is why WIGS — tagline: “where it gets interesting” — is such a breath of fresh air. The YouTube channel created by Jon Avnet and Rodrigo Garcia has enlisted a bunch of mega talented actresses to star in a bunch of short films and/or web series, each telling the story of a strong, compelling woman. Filmmakers involved include Ami Mann, Lesli Linka Glatter, Marta Kauffman, Amy Lippman and Betty Thomas. So who are some of these women who have starred or are starring on WIGS? Let’s find out… [YouTube: WIGS]
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If you are reading the Internet right now, which you are, you’ve probably heard a bit of hullabaloo surrounding a rap character named Riff Raff. Up until a couple of days ago, I thought Riff Raff was cartoon cat Heathcliff’s pesky nemesis. And I was right! But also wrong, because the Riff Raff people are freaking out about is actually a guy named Jody Christian. Annnnd you might have seen him before, if you are an incurable fan of reality TV.
That’s because Jody Christian was a contestant on “From Gs to Gents,” that weird MTV show where P. Diddy’s butler dude Farnsworth Bentley tried to turn the lives of some hardcore ne’erdowells around. Good luck with that. Keep reading »
Most think of us see unplanned pregnancy rates as a serious thing, but others think it’s a laughing matter. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has ab unorthodox approach to teaching guys sex education: humor. While women ages 18 to 29 receive a lot of messages regarding safer sex practices, the organization believes men in the same group remain widely ignored. Their solution? Create PSAs that appeal to men by making them laugh.
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Last week we told you about Chelsea Gill, the perky girl who wrote her main celeb crush Jason Segel an adorable ditty and posted it on YouTube. Gill asked Segel out on a date — just a drink or coffee, she suggested. And amazingly, her online plea worked! Segel invited the Chicago-based Gill to attend the Chicago Film Critic Awards with him — and she could bring her best friend and identical twin sister along, too.
So what was Segel really like?
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Fashion Week, if you care about that kind of thing, is only a week away. But if you haven’t managed to secure front row seats alongside Anna, an Olsen or Posh Spice, you’re in luck. Several of the shows will be streamed on YouTube’s new Live From the Runway . The channel will allow viewers both on the runway and backstage, to see what really goes on during NYFW. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Success is truly the best revenge. Rebecca Black
— an unsigned 13-year-old singer who has become a YouTube sensation with a song Rolling Stone called an “unintentional parody of modern pop” — has reached over 16 million views and a top slot on iTunes. Still, the teen says she cried over the harsh feedback online.
In an interview with GMA, she said the negative onslaught initially got to her:
“At first, when I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry. I felt like this was my fault. And I shouldn’t have done this, and this is all because of me. And now I don’t feel that way.”
She now seems to be having a little fun with all the attention, playing on some critiques by taking to Twitter to ask if she should have a bowl of cereal or fried eggs to eat (haters bemoan that the chorus to “Friday” sounds like “fried eggs,” she also sings about her breakfast routine in the song). Read more… Keep reading »
Taking a pregnancy test
isn’t glamorous. There’s the peeing part, of course, then the waiting, then the rush of emotions that comes when the pink or blue line—or plus or minus sign or whatever—pops into view. One would think women would want this to remain a private moment, like most things that take place in the bathroom should be. But that is just not the case. Many women are recording themselves taking pregnancy tests and posting the vids on YouTube. Even stranger—thousands of people are watching said videos. Slate.com has dubbed this phenomenon WombTube. Keep reading »