Category Archives: Online TV/Music

How YouTube pushed Lebanon out of the news

How YouTube pushed Lebanon out of the news
This time last year there had never been a mention of YouTube in Britain’s 18 main newspapers. After a prescient first mention in the Times on November 19 2005, YouTube scored a measly 13 stories in the first quarter of this year. In the second quarter, it ran up 154. In the first week of November, it clocked up 79.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1946976,00.html

au: Soon recordings will be a crime

au: Soon recordings will be a crime
Hundreds of U2 fans used their mobile phones to record Bono belting out their favourite songs at Sydney’s Telstra Stadium over three concerts ending last night. Little did they know that under planned changes to copyright laws, they would be committing a criminal offence, attracting a maximum fine of A$6600.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/11/13/1163266483975.html

To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool

To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool
Media companies are of two minds about Internet video-sharing site YouTube. They are unsure of whether YouTube is a friend or a foe — a threat that could siphon off their TV audiences and ad dollars or a powerful promotion machine that could generate buzz for the shows.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/30/AR2006103001198.html

In Teens’ Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year

In Teens’ Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year
Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it. Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it. But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates at Falls Church High School say they’re over MySpace.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/28/AR2006102800803.html