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Youtube gets new look and revamped features
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Youtube gets new look and revamped features

The revamp train keeps keep making the rounds at Google with its latest stop being Youtube after recent stops at Gmail and Google Reader. Implementing a lot of the features from it's cosmic panda experiment, Youtube has made some major updates to it's site while not changing things up too much in a way that will confuse regular users. The homepage gets a complete overhaul and is now more customizable allowing users to select which channels they want to see as well as social media inegration. The design of Youtube channels have also changed with channel owners now being able to select different channel templates to fit their style and their reason for using Youtube be it a blogger, multinational news agency or the regular Jane uploading the occasional random video. Finally the general de...
Try out a new YouTube layout by joining their Cosmic Panda experiment
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Try out a new YouTube layout by joining their Cosmic Panda experiment

YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet and allows users to upload, share and view videos for free. Test Tube is a side project conducted by YouTube in order to get user feedback on their latest project developments before they are incorporated into the general website if any at all. The latest addition to YouTube's Test Tube is an experimental version of the site called Cosmic Panda. Users can easily visit the Test Tube section of the website or go directly to youtube.com/cosmicpanda  to enable the experimental layout. You can easily switch back to the normal layout anytime. The changes are quite well done with new features and options for videos, channel pages, playlists, comments and more. My favourite feature of Cosmic Panda is the ability to choose the la...
“Refixing” Humorous Jamaican News clips big hit on Youtube
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“Refixing” Humorous Jamaican News clips big hit on Youtube

The rise of the internet and most importantly social websites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in Jamaica has seemingly accelerated in recent months. The internet is becoming more accessible to more and more Jamaicans through cheaper home rates, work places, school, community centers and increasingly sophisticated smartphones and gadgets. I have been following the rapid expansion of internet users and a new craze has taken social networking websites by storm - "refixing". What are deading? Refixing or remixing is not new to the internet and can be described as taking a audio or video clip and mixing it into a melody, usually for it's humour. A popular example is the Bed Intruder song from last summer that went on to get over 80 million views (and counting) and turn Antoine Dodson int...
YouTube Turns Five – Video and Infographic
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YouTube Turns Five – Video and Infographic

Youtube is one of the most popular websites on the internet and offers visitors the opportunity to watch, upload and share videos on the internet. It is reported that over 24 hours of video is uploaded to Youtube every minute and Youtube recently recorded over 2 billion (yes that's with nine zeros) video views in one day. Youtube is celebration it's five year anniversary and Youtube users can upload a video explaining how Youtube has impacted their lives. Youtube catapulted unto the interwebs in April 2005 and was an instant hit. Eyes where raised when Google acquired the year old start-up in November 2006 for a reported $1.65 billion. Five-year anniversary video embedded below as well as an info-graphic showing information about Youtube and it's achievements in it's first five years of...