YouTube launches “related videos” feature on embedded videos screen

June 7, 2007

News:  Every video embedded from YouTube now has a face-lift — a slick feature at the bottom of the screen that gives you thumbnail images of related videos, in the hip, bubbly digital look popular today. OK, if you want to see the new look, just hit play below on the video and hover over the screen with your cursor and look for the “magic” at the bottom.  I love it!  Forget about iPhone, this may be the coolest thing ever.

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UPDATE June 8:  Sorry, the new feature is not working right now on YouTube.  I’m not sure what the problem is; hopefully, YouTube does.

Webby Awards: YouTube co-founders, David Bowie, “lonelygirl15,” and “Ask a Ninja”

June 7, 2007

News: The ceremony for the Webby Awards (the so-called Oscars of the Internet) was held in New York. YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steven Chen won the Person of the Year Award. Jessica Rose, who plays “lonelygirl15,” won for Best Actress. The Best Actor Award went to “Ask a Ninja” guys Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine. Obviously, YouTube did well this year! (More)

David Bowie also won a lifetime achievement award for his web visual art work on Bowieart.

The best part of the evening: all acceptance speeches must be 5 words or less! Chad and Steve said, “YouTubers, this is for you.” Jessica said, “Being traditional and saying thanks.” Ask a Ninja guys said, “Thanks mom. Thanks Internet fans.” David Bowie got to say more because he’s David Bowie and just won a lifetime achievement award: “I only get five words? Sh*t, that was five. Four more there. That’s three. Two.” (more)