Post image for One Million Minutes of Historic Footage Have Come Online

If you thought you were going to have a productive day today, think again.

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Yesterday, British Pathé, known for its newsreels, announced that it had uploaded its entire collection to YouTube, making for a widely available trove of historic footage and a fascinatingly nerdy way to spend Friday afternoon.

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Post image for Actors Re-Create YouTube Comment Wars

With notable exceptions, I tend to think of most internet comment sections as a kind of hell. In that scheme, YouTube comments would comprise their own circle. But, really, why get angry or upset about YouTube comments when you could simply laugh?

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Post image for EXCLUSIVE: Meet Artists from Creative Growth Center on Pharrell’s YouTube Channel

If you’re an art-loving person, there’s a good chance you’ve seen work by artists from the Creative Growth Center. Their art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide; you might, for instance, have strolled past some of it at last fall’s Rosemarie Trockel retrospective at the New Museum. But you might not know just what the Creative Growth Center is, or what it does, or who the artists are.

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Does Wendy Vainity actually know what she’s doing? The 48-year-old native of Adelaide, Australia is one of the weirdest YouTube users I’ve ever come across, with a collection of homemade 3D animations that range from the surreal to the creepy to the outright bizarre and disturbing.

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Post image for A Billion Hits and Counting: Asian Americans and YouTube

Young Asian Americans dominate a great swath of the messy territory called YouTube, holding their own against the well-funded and famous. This fact makes two major points: there is a great pool of Asian Americans who, against the grain of “model minority” professionalism, need an outlet for humor and creative expression. Perhaps more importantly, these numbers prove the existence of a huge audience, largely Asian American, who want to see the experiences and talents of Asian people in popular media.

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YouTube Users Visualized

by An Xiao on June 11, 2012

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There are two entertaining things about watching YouTube videos. The first is the video itself, whether that be a cat playing a keyboard or a musician singing a new tune. The second is the comments and the amazing amount of likes, dislikes and random jabber that appear, especially beneath the most popular videos.

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The Problem with Hennessy Youngman

by Don Edler on June 8, 2012

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Jayson Musson is a very popular man in the art world. His YouTube account has over 900,000 views, and his fans are rabid. The funny thing is, though, most of his fans probably have no idea who he is. Here’s the answer: Jayson Musson is the artist behind Hennessy Youngman.

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Post image for Did the Internet Make Fashion More Accessible?

High fashion used to be the terrain of the elite and fashion shows once welcomed only editors, buyers and VIPs but the internet has changed all that.

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Post image for Is the Internet the Death of Performance Art?

Did video kill the performance art star? The New York Times asks this question in an article that claims that the constant spectacle of YouTube and social media have trumped performance art’s shock value.

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