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YouTube and Google Maps Work on Home, an Environment-Based Film

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on April 28, 2009

As we witness growing concerns for our planet due to the cruel onslaught of human on the environment, global search engine leader Google has decided to take the initiative and spread awareness about its dangerous consequences. The search company is all set to share a new environmental film project between YouTube and Google Maps, two of the most renowned products of Google. The aim is to make people understand the state of our planet by airing a full-length film ‘Home’ on its video-sharing site YouTube.

The exclusive 90 minute film ‘Home’ by Luc Besson and Yann-Arthus Betrand will be available in four different languages – English, French, German and Spanish beginning June 5, the World Environment Day. Read the rest of this entry »

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YouTube Gets Disconnected in China

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on March 26, 2009

youtube_logoSocial media is all about user-generated information and knowledge sharing. But sometimes giving leeway to the users can create problems for your site. One such example is of YouTube, which has been banned in China over protests in Tibet. The Google-owned video sharing site is identifying a way out of this problem, not knowing the exact cause of the ban.

China, which recorded 298 million Internet users at the end of last year, had blocked YouTube temporarily last March as well, following the biggest Tibetan protests in 20 years. It is known that the site had also been blocked in few other nations like Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey over certain controversial issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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YouTube Community Members Get License to Remove Individual Video Comments

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on January 27, 2009

youtube_logo2In a move to empower its community members to handle inappropriate situations, video sharing major YouTube has announced a new feature of allowing members delete their comments already made on videos posted by other users.

The announcement, which first came on YouTube’s official blog, explained that the new feature is the outcome of several user requests. The users are now hopeful that the company’s decision will help improve any unpleasant issue like harassment and bullying, and also enabling users have control over spelling errors and/or comments that may cause problems later. Read the rest of this entry »

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YouTube Gets Stricter With Profane Content Users

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on December 6, 2008

Video sharing major YouTube has announced a stringent step towards cleaning up its content. Members who upload ‘sexually suggestive’ videos would now be dealt with more severity.

YouTube, on its blog, stated that it would enforce a stricter standard for mature content and tighten the standard for what is regarded as sexually suggestive. Already, it has banned many users for uploading pornographic videos on the site. Read the rest of this entry »

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YouTube Takes Feedback Seriously, Improves Channels

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on December 5, 2008

Companies who wish to succeed and create a dominant position in their niche have a useful lesson to learn from media sharing leader YouTube. The popular Google product has given serious thoughts to feedback from the YouTube community and announced new changes to its channels.

To enrich its users’ experience, YouTube has inserted a ‘Recent Activity’ box on content creator’s channels, enabling them to offer their viewers a snapshot of latest adjustments on the channel. Also, it will consolidate other YouTube attributes like ‘My Recent Comments’ and ‘My Recent Ratings’, which it foresees adding more dynamism, freshness, and timeliness to its channels. Read the rest of this entry »

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