Pres. Obama nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May 27, 2009

ESPN replays WEWS Cleveland news Leon Bibb + Alicia Booth reaction to Lebron James last second shot to beat Orlando Magic — Cavs win!

May 24, 2009

Pes. Obama Youtube address May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009

Lebron James last second shot to beat Orlando Magic: May 22, 2009

May 23, 2009

Lebron James trick shot behind-the-basket

May 18, 2009

Esmee Denters practices dance moves for “Outta here”

May 18, 2009

Pres. Obama commencement speech @ Notre Dame

May 17, 2009

Pres. Obama YouTube address – May 16, 2009 energy problems

May 17, 2009

LisaNova spoofs Miss California Carrie Prejean

May 14, 2009

Miss California Carrie Prejean, near crying, explains nude photos and defends her answer about gay marriage

May 12, 2009

Donald Trump (apparently he owns the franchise) let Ms. Prejean keep her Miss California crown.

Lebron James 47 @ Atlanta

May 12, 2009

North Carolina basketball visits Pres. Obama

May 11, 2009

Pres. Obama’s comedy routine at White House Correspondents’ Dinner May 9, 2009

May 11, 2009

Pres. Obama weekly YouTube address: May 9, 2009 — now in closed captioning for the hearing impaired

May 9, 2009

UPDATE: Not sure what happened to the closed captioning in this video. It was working when first posted.

APABACO scholarship application

May 8, 2009

This is for law students in Columbus, OH interested in applying for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio $1,000 scholarship. Click on the following link: APABA Scholarship

Lebron James MVP press conference Akron St. Vincent-St.Mary

May 7, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama talks to school children

May 5, 2009

Has hulu killed YouTube?

May 4, 2009

News: Someone wrote to me: “Now youtube is a social disaster, No one gets recognized anymore and its all about the bigger companies that pay google to have themselves on the front page….Google=PHAIL! If you agree lemme know.”

I’m not sure whether I agree, but YouTube definitely is changing. I do agree it’s more difficult to find amazing amateur talent on YouTube, as in the lonelygirl days of before. But whether the reason lies with the lack of talent or YouTube’s decisions, it’s hard to say. The big amateur hits were never really the product of YouTube’s own promotion. They just bubbled up from massive views.

But YouTube has changed the design of its site in a way that has not been helpful to promoting amateur talent. Because of its inability to generate serious ad revenue, YouTube has taken steps to promote more professional content and basically to become more like hulu, the joint project between Fox and NBC Universal that was first touted as the “YouTube killer.” Now ABC/Disney have joined hulu, too.

YouTube still has a commanding lead of the video market share and percentage of videos viewed online (40%); hulu places 3rd at 2.6%. There is a growing perception, whether justified or not, that hulu is more successful in generating ad revenue, given that all of its videos are professional media content (and not the risky or edgy user-generated content). It’s pretty evident that YouTube is trying to copy that business model and generate more ad revenue through professional (not amateur) content.

What this means for the future of user-generated videos is hard to say. It seems unlikely that YouTube will abandon UGC and stop offering free server space to millions of amateur videos. But it also may be that YouTube will continue to redesign its site in a way that will focus on and feature much more prominently professional media content. And, in the process, the free spirit, “broadcast yourself” ethos of the startup YouTube will be lost…perhaps forever.

Island Def Jam records signs YouTube teen Justin Bieber, announced by Usher

May 2, 2009

Justin Bieber is like a young Justin Timberlake.

Pres. Obama thanks retiring Justice Souter

May 1, 2009