Elizabeth Edwards calls out Anne Coulter on YouTube

June 29, 2007

In March, Anne Coulter called John Edwards a “faggot” (here).  This week, Coulter said that she wished he would be “killed in a terrorist assassination plot” (here). Elizabeth Edwards then called Anne Coulter asking her to stop with personal attacks.  The exchange is on the video.

Back when I was a real practicing lawyer, I always looked for signs when a witness was uncomfortable or on the defensive.  Fidgeting in their seat, playing with their hair, smirking nervously, they’re all telltale signs of basically squirming.  You can judge for yourself how Coulter comes off on the video.      

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Video of the week: Kids turn train into roller coaster

June 29, 2007

YouTube gives Smosh back views after take down of Pokemon video

June 29, 2007

News: YouTube apparently has given the Smosh boys (Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox) back the 24 million views that were erased from their overall view count after YouTube removed Smosh’s most popular video involving a Pokemon lip synch (notwithstanding a strong parody fair use defense for Smosh). The video was removed after the copyright holder to Pokemon sent YouTube a DMCA notice.

The other big news is that Lonelygirl15 just got passed by Fueled by Ramen, an independent label.

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Are you sick of the media coverage of Paris Hilton?

June 28, 2007

News:  Sen. Dodd is up this week for YouTube’s Spotlight.  He takes a back-handed slap at Hillary Clinton for using her YouTube spotlight question to ask people to select her campaign song.  (Turns out that video was the most watched video on YouTube of all the candidate videos.  What does this say about democracy?)    Dodd wants the media to focus on the real issues that people care about.  Stop focusing on Paris Hilton, or John Edwards’ haircuts. 


Tony Blair leaves office on YouTube

June 28, 2007

Whether you agreed or disagreed with his policies, Tony Blair has left his mark at least in one respect:  he’s the most powerful elected official of a country to regularly post videos on YouTube.   He’s the YouTube King Prime Minister.  Here’s why:


Hitwise survey: YouTube dominates US video market

June 28, 2007

NewsLatest survey from Hitwise (which measures unique visitors to a site) shows YouTube with 60.2% of the U.S. traffic in May.

MySpace was second at 16.08% of the traffic.  Google Video, 7.8%. Yahoo, 2.77%.  MSN, 2.09%.

This means that YouTube has more U.S. traffic than the next 64 competitors in the market combined!

Analysis: For the companies looking for a “YouTube killer,” good luck.


Sneak peak (funny) at iPhone

June 28, 2007

Analysis: I haven’t tested this out yet (it doesn’t come out until June 29 at 6 p.m.), but I think the biggest question is the lack of a buttoned keyboard for people who use Blackberrys and text messages. Have you ever been to a Panera Bread store and watched their cashiers use a pen cap to type on the keyboard screen? That’s the problem.  And there’s the cost.