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.
That funky mix of letters and numbers at the end of a YouTube URL is the unique pointer to any of the millions of videos on the site. Tom Scott ponders if and when they’ll run out of video IDs, and the rationale behind the current numbering scheme.
For the past month, the Beatles’ official Vevo account has been uploading high definition videos of some of their live performances. These videos and more are available in 4K resolution in the Beatles 1 video collection.
YouTube now supports 360º video playback on Chrome and on Android devices. You can change the camera’s perspective both while the video is playing and when it’s paused. See more examples here, here and here.
On February 15, 2005, the world’s most popular video sharing site was founded. In honor of its 10th anniversary, The Daily Conversation compiled 101 of the most popular YouTube videos from the past 10 years. List of videos here.
YouTubers will soon be able to combine different shots of the same event in one video. The feature is called Choose Your View and it will let viewers seamlessly switch perspectives while the video is playing. Check out the demo here.
A gathering of YouTube’s biggest celebrities and the people, animals, songs and memes that went viral this year, including Last Week Tonight, the Spider Dog and of course Frozen. The message is clear: YouTube is the new TV.
(NSFW: Language) YouTuber Maddox pokes fun at some of the most annoying, yet common practices on the popular video site. Seriously, YouTube should have never added annotations. And who really wants to see an unboxing?
(NSFW: Language) Another YouTube comment reconstruction. This time Dead Parrot’s talented thespians reconstruct a thread between two commenters arguing about the video “Soccer Player Accidentally Slaps A Referee’s Boobs.”
Made by Sean Anderson, Streamus is a free browser extension for Chrome that lets you stream music – or any audio – from YouTube. It has its own popup window and lets you save playlists and find related music.
(NSFW: Language)Dead Parrot cast two old men to recreate an online argument that erupted in the comments section of a One Direction music video. Sadly the mockery will probably be lost on the very people who made these statements.
As if Taylor Swift’s music wasn’t already a little overbearing. Overly Attached Girlfriend Laina Morris recites selections from Swift’s songs in her typical clingy and creepy fashion. Eesh. Anyone remember Fatal Attraction?
(NSFW: Language)WorldWideInterweb sings us some of the many highly literate, politically correct comments you can find underneath videos on YouTube. Makes you wonder why they don’t just get rid of comments once and for all.
Meet Shula Von Hollow. Shula is the “Stanley Kubrick of cat videos” – directing her furry “catctors” for the World Wide W for the last 15 years. She’s also the only person we know of who can make a cat do anything.
Attention YouTube creators! As much as we love many of the videos you post, the trend of putting lengthy self-promoting fluff at the end of clips has kind of gotten out of hand. Take some advice from JacksFilms, and keep it brief.
YouTuber bobaepapa likes to share the happiness his adorable daughters Yerin & Yeseo bring him. One of his favorite things to do is chase Yerin around until she excitedly flees. Looks like papa’s gonna need a new bag though.
(NSFW: Language) The unorthodox humorists of TV Maxwell show that there is a reason “don’t talk to strangers” is pounded into our heads as kids. Like that it helps keep other, more dangerous things from entering our minds.
If you think texting and driving is a bad idea, you’ll never want to get on the road again if this car ever makes it to market. Thankfully, it’s just a parody from the guys at Barely Political – though the technology isn’t that far-fetched.
YouTube will be holding its first Comedy Week on 05/19/13 to 05/25/13. Expect all kinds of shenanigans from the Lonely Island, Rainn Wilson, Collegehumor, the JASH team, the Gregory Brothers, Ryan Higa and more.
(NSFW: Language) Now that we know how guys will be using Google Glass day-to-day, let’s take a look at the impact, or lack thereof, that the cutting edge technology will have on more special occasions.