2014-12-20 00:49:26

Zennie62 is one of YouTube’s pioneer vlogger channels, and was established in 2006. This is this blogger’s first infograph – what better subject than Zennie62 on YouTube? ...

YouTube / Google is driven by stock price maintenance perhaps more than anything else, it seems. This assertion comes after a rash of complaints by YouTube Partners – people who have been approved to gain revenue from Google AdSense ads posted in or next to their videos – that their view traffic has lessened since around September of this year, 2013. This...

Russell Simmons owes Harriet Tubman an apology for the Harriet Tubman Sex Video, or what some call the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape. Posted during the night, about 11 hours ago, the reaction against it by many blacks and whites, many black groups, and anyone regardless of color who has any degree of appreciation for what slaves went through just 140 years ago, was rapid....

Here’s why I will not join a YouTube Network for now: the one’s who’ve contact me, and it’s happened four times now, all have business models that involve me signing over my Google AdSense money to them. That is, the YouTube Network (and YouTube should be concerned that “YouTube Network” is the unofficial name because then YouTube...

Jason Calacanis has written what was an email turned into a blog post (“I aint’gonna work on YouTube’s farm no more”) and about his reasons why he’s not going to accept YouTube’s second-round of content creator funding. At the happy risk of Jason once again calling me names like “jerk” (because I challenged his take on blacks in...

The pioneer YouTube Partner Channel has over 2,400 videos, covered seven NFL Drafts, Oscars Red Carpet, produced news commentary video-blogs, like this one: Zennie62, a YouTube video channel established April of 2006, has passed 47 million total video views. “It’s a milestone on the way to 50 million,” Zennie Abraham, it’s Executive Producer,...

YouTube has a problem that must be stopped. People who claim to be located in Europe are trying to make a fast buck off American YouTubers. This video-blogger has been in such episodes many times as a YouTube Partner. What happens is that I may use 5 seconds of video of a publicly seen news event, say the Russian Meteor of February 15th, and then make a commentary...

The following was originally written as a response to a statement on the YouTube Partner Monetization Forum that if a YouTuber just concentrated on making better videos, that would overcome the giant revenue drops they were experiencing. For those of you who don’t know, a “YouTube Partner” is one who makes money from the traffic their video attracts...

YouTube has created YouTube Capture and perhaps as an answer to Tout.com, Viddy, Social Cam, and other smartphone-based camcorder devices. Whatever the case, it’s an easy to use app, but does have some challenges. First, what this blogger likes about the app is its simplicity of use. Second, it’s available only on the iPhone and was obviously designed...

Maker Studios and Awesomeness TV are two of a very small, but growing, group of YouTube Partners that are securing millions in venture funding for their video production efforts. According to CrunchBase, Maker Studios has secured $40 million from Time Warner Investments last week, after getting $2.5 million from Greycoft Partners and GRP Partners, according to All Things...

PSY’s Gangnum Style YouTube video has not just accumulated 812,794,421 views (as of this writing), but lost in the news that the music video has surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” for YouTube’s most watched video is the fact that, along the way, it’s gained revenue from the ads placed on it. In fact, by this blogger’s estimate...

Heloed Griot, or Dwayne, started on YouTube six years ago, but just recently really ramped-up his activity. Now, he’s a YouTube Partner, and can make money from the traffic his videos generate. Welcome to the club! Dwayne and I just ran into each other Thursday at San Francisco’s Westfield Village Shopping Center. He spotted me and said “hello,”...

The >play 2012 Digital Media Conference is today at the UC Berkeley Haas Business School, and it promises to be an excellent presentation. The event is entirely student-run, and concerns the latest developments in digital media and social media (really, the same) with respect to mobile devices and video. And on the note of video, the second keynote speech will be given...

If you’re a YouTube Partner, or even just a person uploading a video to YouTube, you may find yourself the victim of firms like the so-called “BMVEntertainment.” This blogger did, but is fighting back. “BMVEntertainment” just today filed a copyright claim against my video called “Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Hits Girl, Gets Suspended.”...

YouTube consistently makes it easier to determine how a YouTube Partner’s video sharing business is performing. When this vlogger became a YouTube Partner in 2008, and thus able to earn money from video traffic via Google AdSense, YouTube’s online ad placement system, there was no built-in system of data collection so I could fine-tune my video offerings...

Michelle Jenneke’s dancing routing just before the start of her track race at the Junior World Championships did more than cause the creation of...

Thanks you YouTube, we can enjoy all that is the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 2012, celebrating 60 years of rein of Queen Elizabeth, the current Queen...

Want to know how to blog and to video-blog? Watch this three-video segment that consists of a 2009 interview of me by “Christina Marie,” then...

Is the viral video dead? In installing an algorithm to favor “engagement” over clicks, and seemingly in response to the “Reply Girls” controversy, where two women specialized in making videos that were responses to the most popular videos on YouTube. The problem is that, in making this change, YouTube has damaged the dollar earning of many,...

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Science either has a fear of social media, or a plain lack of knowledge of proper social media practices. And here I refer to AMPAS really annoying practice of trying to stop you from embedding one of their YouTube videos, and directing traffic to Oscars.org, the AMPAS website. The latest example being the Mike Myers and Kevin...

A number of YouTube Partners, including this video blogger, have complained of a sudden and dramatic decrease in revenue starting in late December (though Zennie62’s decrease has not been as great as most). The place for the complaints, the YouTube Partner Forum, is packed with complaints like this one: Hello I am not a youtube “partner” but my youtube...

A lot of off-camera and mic and newspaper gossip flying around at the Consumer Electronic’s Show 2012. This is Friday the 13th here in Las Vegas, so I’m sure this day will reveal more interesting items, but for now, here’s what I’ve got. According to MySpace representatives, the new music oriented MySpace’s platform design will be redone for...

There are an estimated 20,000 YouTube Partners, or people who make some level of money from the production, uploading, and distribution of their own original content videos. Zennie62 is one of YouTube’s first partner channels during the first year it was established, and that’s going all the way back to April of 2008, when the application was approved. YouTube...

About a month ago, this blogger said that YouTube was not featuring people of color in the YouTube Partner Program highlights, now called YouTube Creators. So, that talk with YouTube turned into this new segment called “YouTube Feature.” YouTube Feature is an effort to give a spotlight to partner channels from women and minorities. In the process of creating...

As of this week, Zennie62 on YouTube passed the 30 million mark of videos viewed. The channel was established on October 8, 2007, and now has grown to the rate of adding about 1 million new views each month. Zennie62Media wishes to thank the many people who now regularly check out this channel on YouTube, as well as the YouTube staff itself. They’ve been very...

RICK ROSS UPDATE Who has the most viewed YouTube videos of all? The answers may surprise you, and was certainly eye-opening to this blogger. The online video space has grown dramatically since YouTube’s launch in 2005, and now the video sharing and production website took in 13 million hours of new video in 2010, and 48 hours of video are uploaded every two days....

After a good presentation at Ad Age DigitalWest on Tuesday, Lucas Watson, YouTube’s new Vice President Of Global Sales And Marketing, talked with this blogger in the dressing room at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The focus of Mr. Watson’s visit to Ad Age DigitalWest on Tuesday, was to present YouTube opportunities to marketing brand managers. The...

Ad Age has a great blog post explaining how videos from Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira were taken down by a channel called iLCreation. While the Ad Age website explains what happened, and asks how YouTube could allow such an action to take place, it doesn’t at all touch on the question: does YouTube allow such actions, and what are the consequences of...

While its creators will certainly disagree with this blogger’s blog post, after joining Storify, the new platform described as… a company building tools to help journalists, bloggers and experts curate the real-time Web. But really, the tool that’s in beta stage is nothing more, or less, than another blog platform. I’m not sure that I’m all...

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