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See New York Fashion Week Shows Stream Live, Thanks To YouTube

In a partnership that makes so much sense it is almost shocking that it didn't happen earlier, YouTube is going to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The video site is streaming shows direct from Lincoln Center, letting the rest of the world witness what select New York Elite fight, starve and release hound-like interns to see. Partnering with Maybelline, and with backstage editorial help from YouTube a...

How to Make an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video

Animated GIFs are on the rise again, blanketing Tumblr, Twitter and much of the Switched team chatroom. Some sites offer GIF-making tools, but most, at best, do little more than take multiple screencaps of a video, leaving you with a five-frame result that's not going to get you any Internet cred. Amazingly, there still isn't a dedicated app for making amazing works like these, so you'll have to ...

Facebook Most Blacklisted Site in 2010, OpenDNS Says

Web security firm OpenDNS has just released its annual list of the most blacklisted sites across homes, businesses and schools. And, perhaps not surprisingly, Facebook came out on top. OpenDNS' 2010 report on 'Web Content Filtering and Phishing' (PDF) shows that a full 14.2-percent of networks using the company's services have blacklisted Facebook, 9.9-percent blocked access to MySpace, and 8.1...

Watch the Crowdsourced Film 'Life in a Day' Tonight on YouTube

By now, you've probably heard about the Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald project 'Life in a Day,' a film culled entirely from videos submitted to YouTube. (The project knits together videos that document how approximately 1,125 people spent July 24th, 2010.) The footage was culled from over 80,000 submissions, and whittled down to a feature-length film, which will be making its debut later today ...

Obama to Take Questions on YouTube, Twitter, After State of the Union

This Thursday, President Obama will field questions submitted from the world of social media during a live-streamed YouTube interview. Any inquisitive Web surfer can send their questions to the President at youtube.com/askobama, or via Twitter, by using the #askobama hashtag. Obama will answer the top-rated questions when the interview kicks off at 2:30 p.m. EST, just two days after his State of t...

HP and UCB Team Up for Live Improv Show

On January 21st, HP will debut an improv comedy miniseries on YouTube and Facebook. For two hours, actors at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater will perform short skits based on viewer suggestions, beginning at 3 p.m. EST. Shortly after the livestream, individual skits will be posted on YouTube to share. As an added bonus, the show (called 'HP ePrint Live') will be hosted by the hilarious and i...

Cookie Monster Teaches the Scientific Method in Interactive YouTube Vid

You can always count on 'Sesame Street' to teach our kids valuable lessons via TV, but now Cookie Monster has taken to YouTube to extend its educational reach. The show's first interactive YouTube vid teaches kids the basics of the scientific method, and asks them to guess whether objects will sink or float. It's not rocket science, but, remember, it's only 'Sesame Street.'...

Velvety Voiced Homeless Man Lands Viral Fame

The memories of 2010's viral stars still remain fresh and frustratingly ingrained, but a 'Net newcomer named Ted Williams has arrived to help expunge any thoughts of ephemeral heroes like Antoine Dodson, Sad Keanu and the Old Spice Guy. Discovered on the side of the road by a Columbus Dispatch reporter, the homeless and gifted Williams has instantly attained iconic status. A video detailing hi...

YouTube Testing More Personal, Customizable Homepage

If you visit YouTube today, you might notice a button up top asking if you want to try a new version of the homepage. Visually the changes are subtle, but the new design offers more personalized and customizable content. Friends, subscriptions and recommendations are mashed into a single list, and you'll have more options for tracking your uploaded videos. See the image after the break for all th...

YouTube Extends Video Time Limits for Obedient Users

Less than five months after extending video time limits to 15 minutes, YouTube has decided to lengthen them again. YouTube product manager Joshua Siegel wrote in a blog post that the streaming giant chose to drop its time limit thanks to "advances in Content ID," the system that scans every video uploaded to YouTube, and compares its data with data provided by copyright holders. As of right now, t...

YouTube Now Allows Viewers to Skip Commercials

Google is now allowing viewers to skip the commercials that play before YouTube videos. The new ad system, dubbed TrueView, has been in testing for some time, but the format saw a wider roll-out today. When a TrueView ad begins playing, you'll see a counter at the top of the video window. After five seconds, you'll be able to skip the rest of the ad if you so choose. Surprisingly, advertisers ...

Jumo Mixes Social Activism and Facebook for a Global Crowd

Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook and the social media expert behind Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, has now launched a new social network designed exclusively for social activism. The idea behind the new site, called Jumo, is to help users find causes that mean a lot to them, and strengthen their ties with other, similarly minded activists. Hughes announced the project back ...

YouTube Vigilantes Shine a Spotlight on Nasty Neighbors

YouTube users have repeatedly helped merchants, homeowners and police to nab evildoers. Plummeting tech prices are apparently now inspiring a new wave of YouTube citizen sleuths, and these vigilant observers are shifting their sights from burglars, animal abusers and Halloween hoodlums to perhaps the most despicable and annoying cretins on the planet -- belligerent neighbors. The New York Times...

YouTube Removes Videos From Radical Islamic Cleric al-Awlaki

Yesterday, YouTube suddenly purged its site of hundreds of videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-profile Islamic cleric who used the video-sharing platform to issue calls for jihadist violence against the U.S. The American-born al-Awlaki is currently based in Yemen, and has been tied to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, Christmas Day bomber Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab and Faisal Shazad (the man beh...

Find a Security Hole in Google, Make Some Extra Cash

Amateur Web wizards will soon be able to make a little extra cash on Google, thanks to a new security rewards program that the company unveiled. The new program is essentially a duplicate of Google Chrome's vulnerability reward service, which offers cash compensation to anyone who discovers security holes on the Web browser. Now, vulnerability hunters can troll for weaknesses on more Google pro...