Black Friday tragedy at WalMart: employee crushed to death in stampede of early shoppers

November 29, 2008

DJ Mike Relm at YouTube Live — amazing remix!

November 28, 2008

Obama girl at YouTube Live

November 27, 2008

President-elect Obama gives Thanksgiving address

November 27, 2008

Giada tips on turkey

November 27, 2008

Barack Obama and family hand out turkeys

November 26, 2008

Larry Lessig on Charlie Rose re: Barack Obama + Remix culture

November 26, 2008

Click here for the video


Terra Naomi, new song “You for Me” and new website

November 25, 2008

Click here for Terra Naomi’s new website


President elect Obama vows cuts in government waste

November 25, 2008

YouTube exands video player to widescreen (960 pixels)

November 25, 2008

So one of the big developments since YouTube Live is that YouTube has changed its video player to widescreen.  Wow!  Amazing.  The standard 4:3 videos on YouTube still play, but they don’t fill up the screen anymore.  Embedding a YT video on a different site still appears to be  in 4:3 format.

If you want to see a sample of the new widescreen, click here.


Esmee Denters sings “Follow My Lead” at YouTube Live

November 25, 2008

Akon closes YouTube Live

November 24, 2008

Bruce Lee nunchuck pingpong commercial for Nokia

November 24, 2008

Katy Perry rocks opening for YouTube Live 08 with “Hot N Cold”

November 23, 2008

Esmee Denters + Justin Timberlake, “Follow my lead” for charity

November 23, 2008

YouTube President: Obama weekly “fireside” address, Nov. 22, 2008

November 23, 2008

YouTube Live

November 23, 2008


YouTube Live on Saturday, November 22 streaming, 8 ET

November 21, 2008

Click here for the live streaming

Akon, will.i.am, Esmee Denters, LisaNova, Chad Vader, and others!


Barack Obama + family send video Holiday card

November 20, 2008

Click here for the video


The Obama girl at YouTube Live

November 19, 2008

President-elect Obama meets Sen. John McCain

November 18, 2008

Selling Obama: New York Times selling Barack Obama newspapers, coffee cups, photos

November 15, 2008

News:  The New York Times has an entire store online devoted to Barack Obama memorabilia, including a reprint of the November 5, 2008 newspaper chronicling Obama’s historic victory.  Click here for the Obama store.


UFC: Randy Couture v. Brock Lesnar

November 15, 2008

The UFC has a YouTube channel.


YouTube President: President-elect Obama launches first official YouTube video for weekly address

November 15, 2008

Analysis:  Barack Obama is not the first world leader to post videos on YouTube.  Tony Blair did (see below), as did German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Australian PM John Howard.


Scoble interviews Larry Lessig about Obama CTO, net neutrality, changing Congress

November 15, 2008

Click here for the video


Obama on 60 Minutes

November 15, 2008

Click here for the video


President Obama launches new “Change.gov” YouTube channel

November 15, 2008

News:  President Obama has a new YouTube channel, called Change.gov.  It’s very barebones right now. Here’s an update video from Valerie Jarrett.


Hillary Clinton talks about Secretary of State post in Obama camp — by not commenting

November 14, 2008

The YouTube President: President Obama will use YouTube to post “fireside chat” videos during his presidency

November 14, 2008

News:  It’s now official.  President Barack Obama will be a YouTuber!  As I have been predicting, President Obama will continue to utilize YouTube to post videos (weekly!!) while he is in office.  He will be the first U.S. President to do so.  (More from WashPost) He will even be fielding questions through videos.

The videos will be posted on his Change.gov website and on Obama’s YouTube channel.

UPDATE:  here is the first video from President-elect Obama.

Analysis:  The U.S. Presidency has finally entered the 21st century!  Thanks to Barack Obama, The Utube Blog has something to write about for the next 4 years, if not 8!


Video of the week: iPhones break, by iJustine

November 14, 2008

Analysis:  This is why you should buy a case if you have an iPhone!  Sorry, iJustine.