YouTube has just created another service called YouTube Connect. It give users the ability to livestream that spur-of-the-moment type of videos akin to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live.
YouTube Connect will have apps that will run on iOS and Android devices. Livestreaming is immediate and will include, chat and tagging features. The Live broadcasts are saved on YouTube so others can see it for later viewing.
All in all, YouTube now has seven apps. They are YouTube app, YouTube Gaming, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids, YouTube Creator Studio, YouTube Capture and YouTube Red. The latter is a add-free subscription service.
I was just browsing CNN and opened up a new article to read. In the background, on another tab, I have a YouTube video playing some jazz music to go along with my morning coffee. Then the unfortunate happened. CNN decides to play a video on the same page while I’m reading. One click and that CNN tab was gone. So, a strict warning to websites. Don’t over interfere with my music. I just want to read your article. That is all and nothing else. Don’t play videos that I didn’t want to watch. At least, mute it unless I hover it. In fact, I do not prefer to have it auto play. So, companies take note. No one likes auto-playing videos.
Twitter announced it will soon activate a new feature where you can record videos up to 30 seconds from your mobile devices. Viewers will be able to scroll through the video thumbnails, and tap on a video thumbnail to play. In addition, Twitter will also turn on another feature that allows you to send a group message up to 20 friends. Read the article from Digital Trends.
If you ever wonder how gamers capture videos of your video games, here are a few options. There’s a software program called Fraps which can be purchased for under $40. The program runs on the gaming PC and allows you to capture videos while playing. SteamOS OS can capture video screenshots, but it won’t capture videos of your games. Twitch.tv remains the popular choice for capturing the gaming experience. But there are other less-known options. There’s YouTube, Livestream, Ustream and others. You can also use Wowza with Adobe FMLE. You’ll need a Blackmagic capture device to capture your gaming PC or console. The last one is the best because it allows you to capture videos of your gaming console. It’s not a cheap option however, but if you have some coins to spare, it’s a pretty good option.
Ever wonder what happens on the Internet every 60 seconds? Gizmodo has this graphic (below) that outlines what happens if you doze off for just a minute. It goes on to show you, there are a ton of activity on the internet every minute, every hour, and 24 hours in a day. Here are some impressive stats:
- 1500+ blog posts
- 98,000 new tweets
- 12,000 new ads on Craigslist
- 20,000 new posts on Tumblr
- 600 new videos (25+ hours worth) on YouTube
- 168 million emails sent
The graphic is great, although it fails to mention how much porn was watched or the number of Facebook and Twitter posts about Justin Beiber. That should amount to something.