David Kirkpatrick

August 24, 2010

Tuesday video fun — Roger Federer’s ball control

Filed under: et.al., Sports — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:07 pm

Tennis ball control, that is.

Enjoy …

June 14, 2010

YouTube as fine art

¡Viva la digial!

From the link:

When YouTube began, it was likened by some as a scattered web version of a funniest home videos television show.

But in a sign the art world is taking YouTube and amateur video seriously, the prestigious Guggenheim museums and YouTube launched a competition on Monday to search for the most creative online videos and expand on ideas of what video can be.

The project, called “YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video”, will showcase 20 videos selected from the web community to be presented at the Guggenheim in New York on October 21 and simultaneously projected at museum centers in Berlin, Bilbao, and Venice.

“Creative online video is one of the most compelling and innovative opportunities for personal expression today,” said Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation director Richard Armstrong. “‘YouTube Play’ demonstrates this is within the reach of anyone who uses a computer and has access to the Internet.”

April 24, 2010

Saturday video fun — H.R. Pufnstuf

Filed under: Arts, et.al., Media — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:21 pm

Get some microdot and enjoy

October 9, 2009

YouTube tops 1B views a day

Filed under: Business, Media, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:07 pm

According to its internals. Even if the number isn’t totally accurate the numbers are astounding. That’s a lot of bandwidth and not much of an income-generating business model, but Google still has to be very pleased with the acquisition.

From the first link:

Pretty much everyone knows that YouTube is the king of online video. Indeed, comScore recently said that in August, YouTube surpassed 10 billion views in a single month in the United States for the first time. That made YouTube nearly 20 times more popular than its nearest rival in online video,Microsoft, which showed just 547 million videos.

But on the third anniversary of its $1.65 billion deal to sell itself to Google, YouTube is saying, in a sense, you may be underestimating us. The company released more precise viewing figures than it had in the past, saying it serves more than 1 billion videos a day, or roughly 30 billion in a month. Unlike the comScore numbers, which are for the United States only, the viewing data released by YouTube is global. But since Google gets roughly half of its business from overseas, it isn’t unreasonable to assume that roughly half of YouTube’s audience is overseas. Assuming comScore’s U.S. numbers are accurate, that would have put YouTube number of clips viewed globally at about 20 billion a month, far less than YouTube’s count.