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Pickup Truck (Plus SUV) Talk

Pickup Truck (Plus SUV) Talk

Do you love trucks (or SUVs)? Then check out our friend Tim Esterdahl’s excellent YouTube channel. Tim’s honest, matter-of-fact style, and no B.S. opinions are a refreshing change of pace from slickly-produced automotive content, and he really knows his vehicles. Check out some of his videos, then subscribe.

The Hater Song

The Hater Song

Like most people who post videos on YouTube, musician Madilyn Bailey has been subjected to an endless stream of hateful, poorly spelled comments by 12 year olds. Rather than taking them to heart, she turned their trolling into a song, and so far has racked up over 6 million views as the ultimate sweet revenge.

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This Is Not a Show

This Is Not a Show

(PG-13: Language) Omri presents one of the more entertaining and enigmatic videos we’ve seen in a while. The first episode of the highly meta This Is Not a Show follows its creator as he searches for ways to make himself more popular and interesting on YouTube. Show your support for more episodes on Kickstarter.

How YouTube Gets Manipulated

How YouTube Gets Manipulated

“The Internet is fake.” Destin of Smarter Every Day got duped into watching an automatically generated video on YouTube about sensationalist politics. So he researched how it was happening and came up with this defense: stop hating and be more considerate.

How to Clickbait

How to Clickbait

We really do our best to avoid hyperbole and overblown clickbait content around here. But if you’re a content creator and are desperate for eyeballs no matter the cost, check out Materialisimo’s brief tutorial on “guaranteed” YouTube success.

ASMR Carpet Washing

ASMR Carpet Washing

In what is certainly one of the stranger YouTube channels we’ve come across, the guys from 99 carpet have filled their little corner of the internet with videos of carpets being scrubbed clean, and recorded the sights and sounds to soothe our minds and souls.

Weird City (Trailer)

Weird City (Trailer)

From executive producers Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders (Key & Peele writer) comes Weird City, a YouTube Premium comedy anthology film. It’s set in the future inside the titular city, where the haves and have nots are segregated.

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures (Trailer)

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures (Trailer)

Disney is releasing a series of animated shorts on YouTube that will retell stories from the Star Wars movies. If you’re worried about the voice acting, fear not: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures will use dialogue and sounds from the original films. Premieres 11/30/18.

Casually Explained: YouTube

Casually Explained: YouTube

(PG-13: Language) If you can believe it, YouTube has only been around since 2005. Lots of things have changed with the service since then, and Casually Explained is here to casually explain the history of Google’s video juggernaut, and what its changes have meant for creators.

The Super Slow Show

The Super Slow Show

The Slow Mo Guys kicked off a new 12-part YouTube Originals series with a bigger budget than their standard backyard set offers them. The first few episodes are live now, including a look at what it’s like to run through a wall or a pane of glass in slow-motion.

Debunking the Piecemeal Paranormal

Debunking the Piecemeal Paranormal

Captain Disillusion usually takes on videos which at least appear to be somewhat believable, but this time he went after stuff like the ridiculously fake “Gateway to Sedona” because he was incredulous that the video actually has true believers.

The Rise of YouTube

The Rise of YouTube

YouTube’s history is well-documented. But Business Casual also chronicles the more recent developments in the video-sharing website, particularly how Google is recouping its $1.5B investment by gathering information. And also actual money.

What’s Wrong with YouTube?

What’s Wrong with YouTube?

(PG-13: Language) “I’m trying to poke the YouTube algorithmbot with a stick…” Tool expert AvE rants about problems with YouTube, whose policies and ad model make creators pennies (and publishers $0), forcing them to make even more annoying sponsored content.

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Graphing YouTube’s Biggest Videos

Graphing YouTube’s Biggest Videos

Abacaba used a combination of line graphs and sounds to represent the history of YouTube’s most popular viral videos from Charlie Bit my Finger to Gangnam Style to Despacito. Frankly, we’re not sure the sounds added much value, but the moving chart was fascinating.

Tape Measure Skills Debunked

Tape Measure Skills Debunked

Captain Disillusion takes on yet another internet myth – this time its the guy who claims to be able to aim his tape measure with the precision of a crossbow. With the help of a fan, he yet again illustrates how VFX, camera angles, and editing can make anything believable.

How YouTube Ads Work

How YouTube Ads Work

YouTube doesn’t have a schedule of shows to base the ads that will be shown alongside its videos. So instead, as CGP Grey explains, the site holds split-second ad placement auctions based on information and estimates about you and the video you’re about to watch.

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

What was one of the most popular videos in the early days of YouTube gets revisited, with the cast of finger puppet Harry Potter reuniting to celebrate 10 years since the original, and taking advantage of today’s much improved video streaming quality.

Casually Explained: YouTube Channels

Casually Explained: YouTube Channels

(PG-13) “…I like YouTube because people can’t make me stop.” Casually Explained walks us through the steps needed to ace the 21st century dream job, from accepting your demographic to inevitably selling out.

Super Bowl Commercials Don’t Work

Super Bowl Commercials Don’t Work

Super Bowl ads cost up to $5 million for 30 seconds of air time. The Film Theory turns into to the Digital Marketing Theory to argue that those ads don’t work. So companies are better off spending their money on a spot where their ad can be on primetime all the time: YouTube.

Dunkey’s YouTube Rewind 2016

Dunkey’s YouTube Rewind 2016

(PG-13: Language) Videogamedunkey made his own version of YouTube’s annual recap video, focusing on his favorite – or the opposite – YouTubers, including Angry Video Game Nerd, H3H3 and Jaboody Dubs. YouTube views are a hell of a drug.

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Conan Tries VR

Conan Tries VR

Conan O’Brien recently stopped by New York City’s YouTube Space to check out their virtual reality lab, where he doodled a 3D self portrait, destroyed some guy’s cubicle, ate some virtual food, and learned how the tech might change our lives (or at least porn) for the better.

My Car Plays Light Jazz

My Car Plays Light Jazz

Roberto from stuffwhatidone discovered an oddly pleasant noise that his 2002 Audi makes whenever he opens its glove box. Of course, the Internet couldn’t leave that alone, and now it’s a complete song, courtesy of musician Duncan de Heusden.

How YouTube Works

How YouTube Works

Google employees Nat and Lo spoke with some of their co-workers who handle YouTube to give us an overview of how it compresses and stores the videos we upload and how it distributes those copies around the world.

Fallout: Choose Your Own Apocalypse

Fallout: Choose Your Own Apocalypse

YouTuber Many A True Nerd spawned a new kind of let’s play video. He made an abridged playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure books to let us dictate how the video plays out. Turn annotations on.

YouTube: SnoopaVision

YouTube: SnoopaVision

YouTube’s April Foo – er, April Fizools’ Day prank combines its new 360º video feature with everyone’s dream couch buddy Snoop Dogg. The SnoopaVision button lets you watch Snoop Dogg watch a YouTube video. Videos here and here.

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