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Today’s Youth Gets Super Social on YouTube – Parents Can Protect Them With These Tips
March 21th, 2012

Currently, YouTube is localized in 25 countries across 43 languages making it the second largest social media site just behind Facebook.

That being said, around the world, when someone wants to document their child’s first steps or showcase the talent no one knew they had, they do not reach for a point-and-shoot camera, they reach for their laptop, smart phone or video camera. And in many cases, they promptly upload their video to YouTube to give friends, families and strangers the opportunity to view and comment on it.

And as everyone knows, the video streaming frenzy is not exclusive to adults. YouTube allows children as young as 13-years-old create an account and upload their videos to share with the world.

Furthermore, a large number of parents use YouTube as their personal and family video library uploading clips of their children from the good, the bad to the ugly.

In fact, some of the most popular videos on YouTube have been of children doing silly things or displaying their amazing abilities. For example, to date more than 400 million people have watched the video “Charlie bit my finger – again!” in which a baby bites his brother’s finger a few times. And more than 100 million tuned in to view “David After Dentist” in which a father records his son saying outrageous things and slurring after being under the influence of anesthesia at the dentist.

There are many opinions as to whether or not children should be featured in videos or should be allowed to have a YouTube account at such a young age. Especially when you consider the number of child predators and stalkers the Internet has unleashed.

But there are a few things parents can do to help protect their children who have a YouTube account. Here is a list of tips and resources to help make it a safer environment.

Create Your Own YouTube Account
It is easy and free to set up a YouTube account. By having an account of your own, you will have access to all of the areas of the site to see the various functions and features available. You will also be able to get a feel for whether or not you think it is an appropriate site for your child to have access to and utilize on a regular basis.

Explore, Explore, Explore
The best way to know the types of videos and comments that are on YouTube is to play and explore the site. Start by watching one video, and with the number of related and recommended videos that appear you will quickly discover how easy it is to end up spending hours on the site. Read the types of tags and comments other viewers and video posters write.

Help Set-Up Your Child’s Account
Children ages 13 to 17 require adult consent to set up a YouTube account. But it is very easy for a child to lie about their age and set up an 18 and older account. Therefore, it is a good idea to setup up your child’s YouTube account with them and let them know you will be monitoring their activity.

Utilize the Safety Mode Function
YouTube offers a feature called Safety Mode that is an opt-in account setting. By opting in to it, videos with potentially objectionable content or age restrictions will not show up in video searches, related videos, playlists, shows and movies. Safety Mode is not 100 percent accurate, but it does help filter out a good deal of inappropriate videos.

Discuss the Dos and Don’ts of YouTube with Your Children
Once your child has an account, they will understandably be very excited to post their first video and share it with their friends. But it is important for them to know a few things that are off limits when sharing their videos, including no nudity, foul language, images of license plates, and images of your home, school or even their bedrooms.

Turn on Privacy Settings
There are millions and millions of YouTube users, so you never know who is watching. Therefore, it is a good idea to explain privacy settings with your child. You can choose to mark your videos as “private” rather than “public” which prevents unknown people from watching them.

Flag Inappropriate Videos
Every YouTube video has a flag icon that allows users to mark videos with inappropriate content. Once a video has been flagged, YouTube staff members review it and remove it if it is truly unacceptable.

Monitor Your Child’s Video Postings and Viewing History
Although no parent wants to feel as though they are “spying” on their child, it is important to monitor their activity for their own safety. You can see videos they have viewed by going into the “Account” section and clicking on the “History.” If they have cleared the history, you can take a look at their subscriptions and favorites to get an indication of their favorite YouTube channels.

YouTube is a wonderful entertainment resource for both children and adults with an expansive selection of videos from cartoons to music. And with the proper knowledge and settings in place, it can be a safe environment to enjoy and connect with friends and family.




Top Eight Benefits of Downloading Music from YouTube
March 21th, 2012

These days, people can watch online videos on a number of websites, including Viacom Digital, Yahoo! Sites, Facebook and more.

But statistics have shown YouTube far outranks any other video streaming site with the number of videos available to watch and the number of video views per month.

In fact, in December 2011 alone, the total U.S. Internet audience viewed 43.5 billion videos on YouTube.

And now, with the free music converter from YouTubeMP3.tv, you can not only enjoy watching videos on YouTube, you can also rip the mp3s directly from them. This presents you with a unique set of benefits.

Here are the top eight benefits of downloading music from YouTube.

#1 A Multitude of Music Options

With millions of hours worth of videos available on YouTube, you have the opportunity to find a huge variety of music ready to convert. Whether you are looking for rap, pop, R & B, heavy metal or acoustic slow rock, you will be able to find your favorite songs by almost all of the most popular artists on YouTube.

#2 Exclusive Music Videos

Every now and then, a musician can be caught on video performing a “never before heard” song or a special live version of one of their hits. And these days, the first thing the videographer does with that video is upload it to YouTube to share with the world. With the music converter from YouTubeMP3.tv, you can now take that exclusive music video and download the mp3 right to your PC or portable listening device.

#3 No Need for the Internet

Although the Internet is available in an array of locations, it is not available everywhere. And unfortunately, YouTube requires you to have access to the Internet to stream videos. By downloading the mp3 from a video, you can save it to your portable listening device or smartphone and listen to it whenever and wherever you please, as it does not require Internet access.

#4 Saves Battery Life

Streaming videos generally uses a lot more battery life on your PC or portable listening device than just listening to music. Use the mp3 converter from YouTubeMP3.tv to stop wasting your battery and add to your listening time frame.

#5 Convert Music in Minutes

The music converter on YouTubeMP3.tv only takes minutes to rip mp3s from your favorite YouTube videos. You can simply copy and paste the URL of the video of your choice into the search box on the homepage of YouTubeMP3.tv and click the “Convert” button. Once the mp3 has been ripped, you can download the file to your PC to be used on the device of your choosing.

#6 Start and Stop Songs at Any Point

YouTubeMP3.tv lets you choose the exact second you would like your recording to start and stop, putting you in control of the editing. To take advantage of this feature, you can type in the name of the artist or song you are looking for in the search box on the homepage of YouTubeMP3.tv and click the “Convert” button. A list of videos related to your search term will be pulled in from YouTube. Once you find the video you would like the mp3 from, click the “Advanced Download” button and you will be able to enter the audio recording start and stop times. Click the “Record to MP3” button and your download will begin.

#7 Choose the Mp3 Quality

Another advanced featured offered by YouTubeMP3.tv is the ability to choose the quality of the mp3 you create. You can choose between low (64 kbps), medium (128 kbps), high (192 kbps) or very high (320 kbps). This can come in handy depending on the device you are planning to use to listen to your song.

#8 It is FREE

And finally, one of top benefits of downloading music from YouTube as opposed to other music websites is - it is FREE. There is no need to enter a credit card number or wait for gift cards to download your favorite songs. Just visit YouTubeMP3.tv, select your video, click “Convert,” and enjoy.

For an even easier download option, you can install one of the browser extensions offered on YouTubeMP3.tv.

You can choose to install a browser plugin for either Firefox or Chrome. Make sure you are signed in to your YouTube account in a separate window. Once you select which the browser extension of your choice, you will notice new “YouTubeMP3: Convert Now” buttons have appeared on your YouTube page above any video you view. You can simply click these buttons any time you find a video you would like the music from and it will automatically convert and download the audio file.

Once you see how easy it is to use YouTubeMP3.tv to rip your favorite tunes, you will wonder how you ever lived without it!



Ripping Music from YouTube – A Simple Step-by-Step Guide
January 09th, 2012

There are more than 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every second. That equates to eight years of video per day. And amazingly, more than 60 percent of those videos are music related.


This presents people worldwide with a wide-ranging selection of music listening and viewing choices. From the latest in pop music including Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, and rock hit makers such as Led Zeppelin and Bon Jovi to exclusive live performances recorded at small venues or on-the-spot pieces of artists busking for passersby.


There are also a vast amount of unknown talented musical artists who record and post their original songs to YouTube. Although these artists may not yet be established or signed by record labels that is no way dictates their level of musicianship. Many play their own instruments, mix their own music and write their own lyrics.


Even though there is an array of music available on YouTube, up until recently you could only enjoy listening to it while watching the video at the same time. This significantly limits how and where you can listen to the exclusive music on YouTube.


Now you can quickly and simply rip the music from any YouTube video with the free converter from YouTubeMP3.tv. By downloading just the mp3 from your favorite music video, you can play it on your home PC, on your portable listening device or your smartphone giving you the possibility to listen to it on the road, at the gym, or even at the beach.


Here are two step-by-step guides for using YouTubeMP3.tv to rip your favorite music from YouTube.


Guide 1 – I already know what music I want


Step 1: Visit YouTubeMP3.tv.


Step 2: Open YouTube.com in a separate Internet window. Find the video you want the music from and copy the entire URL at the top of the page.


Step 3: On the YouTubeMP3.tv page, paste the whole URL into the search box and click “convert.”


Side Note – You can choose to have the music converted at Normal Quality or High Quality. Normal Quality mp3s are downloaded at 128 Kbps, whereas High Quality mp3s are downloaded at 320 Kbps. Due to their increased size, High Quality mp3s generally take longer to download and take up more space on either your computer or portable listening device.

Step 4: Once the video you have chosen is converted to an mp3, click the “Download .mp3” button and save the file to your desktop, music library or anywhere you choose.


Guide 2 – I am not sure what music I want


Step 1: Visit YouTubeMP3.tv.


Step 2: Enter the name of one your favorite artists or the name of one of your favorite songs into the site’s search box. You will see a list of videos currently on YouTube related to your search terms.


Step 3: Choose the video you want to rip the music from and the quality level of your choosing. Your options are Normal Quality or High Quality. You can also view a list of Advanced options which allow you to choose the record start and stop times and the audio quality.


Step 4: Next, you can click the “Record to MP3” button and the file will automatically be converted.


Step 5: Now that the file has been converted, you can download the mp3 by clicking the “Download .mp3” button and save it to your desktop, music library or wherever you choose.


You are done! You can now enjoy your music choices anywhere and anytime you please.


For an even easier method of ripping your favorite music from YouTube, YouTubeMP3.tv offers browser plugins.


To install a browser plugin, visit YouTubeMP3.tv and on the homepage select if you would like a browser extension for Firefox or Chrome. You need to be signed in to your YouTube account in a separate window.


Once you select which the browser extension of your choice, you will notice new “YouTubeMP3: Convert Now” buttons have appeared on your YouTube page above any video you view. You can simply click these buttons any time you find a video you would like to rip the music from and it will automatically convert and download the audio file.


With these free tools from YouTubeMP3.tv, ripping music from YouTube has never been easier. Search, Convert and Enjoy!



7 Tips to Become a YouTube Star
January 01th, 2012

The term “15 minutes of fame” was not created as a result of all of the people who have become famous on YouTube. Although, these days it might actually seem very applicable considering YouTube allows users to post videos up to 15 minutes in length and has launched an unprecedented amount of “regular” people into worldwide stardom.


From Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video which has garnered more than 15 million views to Bruce and Ester Huffman’s “Webcam 101 for Seniors” video which has been viewed more than 9 million times, regular everyday people are learning how to use YouTube to become famous, even if for a short-lived time.


But others are finding greater success with the revolutionary online video website. For example, a little-known singer and guitar player began recording videos of himself busking on the streets of Ontario, Canada. He posted these videos to YouTube and was discovered by talent manager Scooter Braun who arranged for the singer to meet with famed R & B star Usher. The then unknown singer is now world-renowned pop star Justin Bieber soon went on to record his debut single, “One Time” and debut album “My World.” In June 2011, Bieber was ranked No. 2 on the Forbes list of “Best-Paid Celebrities under 30.” He is the youngest star and one of seven musicians on the list with and estimated $53 million earned in a 12-month period. Bieber also currently holds the No. 1 spot on YouTube for the most viewed video of all time for “Baby featuring Ludacris.” It has been viewed more than 675 million times.


So you may be asking, “How do you become famous on YouTube?” There are no guarantees, but here are a few tips to help you stand out from the video crowd.


#1 – Be Original


One of the best pieces of advice to help you gain several views on your YouTube video is to be original. Showcase something you can do that has never been seen by anyone before.


A good example of someone who has had success with this is the recently posted video titled “Girl with a funny talent.” In it, a girl displays her ability to make her eyebrows dance with the beats of music. The short 36-second video has already gained almost 2.4 million views.


#2 – Stick to a Niche


Once you have figured out what makes you unique, stick with it. When you are creating your YouTube persona, you should consider your page and videos your brand. The more consistent you are, the more easily recognized you will become.


Whether you are a celebrity impersonator like Jenna Marbles, who earned more than 6.4 million views with her “Justin Beiber’s Tricks for Picking up Chicks” video, or a fashionista with tips for attire like MacBarbie 07 who has earned hundreds of thousands of views just by flaunting her style, choosing a niche will help you stay relevant and on target.


#3 – Post Multiple Videos


The more videos you have, the better chance you have of one launching you into stardom. You should not put all of your eggs in basket. If you look at some of the most successful YouTube posters, you will quickly notice they have numerous videos, some more popular than others.


#4 – Be a Professional


While you may not be able to afford a high-definition, expensive video camera, you should still try to make your videos a professional as possible. Make sure you test the sound on the camera you are using to ensure it is clear, with little “buzz” or white noise in the background. You should also be aware of your surroundings. For instance, make sure you do not have trash in the background or something in the way of the camera lens. If you have a something distracting in the picture, such as a blinking light, that may end up being the focus of the video rather than what you are actually doing.


#5 – Tag Your Videos


YouTube gives you the ability to tag your videos with relevant keywords pertaining to the subject matter in which you are recording. For example, if your video showcases you lip synching to famous pop songs, you should tag your video with words such as “pop songs,” “singer,” “music,” and the names of the stars of whom you are lip synching to.

This will increase your visibility and will make it easier for people to search for your videos.


#6 – Piggyback on Other Famous Videos


Post your video as a “video response” to other famous videos. They should relate in some way to the subject matter of the video you are posting. For instance, if your video involves music, you may be able to find other people who have a lot of subscribers within the same music genre who may appreciate your abilities as well. By posting a video response, you are putting your video in the face of everyone who has watched a similar video, thereby possibly gaining new fans.


#7 – Share, Share, Share


The most successful YouTube users do not only use YouTube to earn video views. There are billions of people using other social media sites presenting a unique opportunity to spread your message. You should use every social media site available, including Facebook, Google+, Twitter and more, to promote and market your video. YouTube makes it easy to share your video with its simple “share” buttons placed next to every file.


Now that you have some of the tricks of the trade for becoming a YouTube star, pick your passion, press record and get ready for your close-up.











Browser Plugins Allow You to Convert YouTube Videos to Mp3s in One Simple Click
December 27th, 2011

Browser Plugins Allow You to Convert YouTube Videos to Mp3s in One Simple Click

These days, people have the opportunity to listen to music in a number of ways. From television and radio stations to music streaming websites such as Pandora and YouTube, the possibilities are endless. Many airlines even offer the ability for flyers to listen to satellite radio while they soar to their destination.


One of the most popular and customizable ways to listen to your favorite music is by way of portable listening devices such as iPods, mp3 players and many smartphones. These devices offer a host of benefits other music players do not. To name a few, you have the opportunity to listen to your personalized selection of music, in the order of your choosing, without commercial interruption. Additionally, you have the ability to add and delete songs or entire albums instantaneously, making your listening experience a seamless and enjoyable process.


There are a variety of sources where you can download the music you would like to place on your portable listening device. Most require some sort of payment and some require you to purchase an artist’s entire album as opposed to having the flexibility to pick and choose your favorite songs.


YouTube offers an incredibly extensive collection of music videos. With 48 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute, the online powerhouse is the leading supplier of music entertainment on the web. It also offers some of the most exclusive music selections considering many of the videos uploaded have been filmed at impromptu music performances or are live never-recorded song versions.


And now, you can rip the music from your favorite videos quickly and easily with help from YouTubeMP3.tv and download the files right to your PC or portable listening device.


The YouTube to mp3 music converter allows you to snag the music from any video in one of three ways.


If you know the video you want, you can simply copy and paste the YouTube URL into the search box on YouTubeMP3.tv and click “Convert.” Once the music has been converted to an mp3 file, you can download it immediately.


If you are not sure which video you want the music from, you can type the name of one of your preferred artists or songs in the search box on YouTubeMP3.tv and the site will automatically begin listing applicable videos. Once you select the video, you can then covert and download the music.


The most efficient way continuously being able to rip music from any YouTube video is with the convenient browser plugins offered at YouTubeMP3.tv. These unique plugins cut down the process to one step.


To get started, make sure you are signed into your YouTube account. If you do not have a YouTube account, you can learn how to set one up in six easy steps from our article posted on this page.


To take advantage of the browser plugins from YouTubeMP3.tv, you do have to have a YouTube account, but the ease-of use is well worth the time it takes to setup an account.


Once you have a YouTube account, make sure you are signed in and in a separate window, visit YouTubeMP3.tv. On the homepage, you can choose if you would like to have a browser extension for Firefox or Chrome. Once you have chosen the browser you use most, your computer will download the browser plugin. When you look at your YouTube page, easy-to-use “YouTubeMP3: Convert Now” buttons will now appear above any video you view, allowing you to quickly convert and download the audio file.


It is that simple. And the best part is the converter and browser plugins from YouTubeMP3.tv are completely free to use, making your music downloading experience all the more sweeter.


The online music converter takes the hassle out of ripping music from your favorite YouTube videos and puts you in the driver seat, with no stop signs. Give the browser plugins a try today, and tomorrow the only thing you may have to worry about is upgrading your portable listening device to the next memory level to make room for all of your new songs.






How to Convert Your Favorite YouTube Videos to Mp3s
December 16th, 2011

Music is the soul of life. It sets the emotional tone for movies and television shows, provides motivation for people while they exercise, serves as an entertainment outlet, represents a variety of different trends and styles, and essentially breathes life into society.

YouTube is an amazing tool that has bonded people throughout the world with not only online videos, but also music. In fact more than 60 percent of the videos on YouTube are music videos.

The vast array of music included on YouTube spans not only genres, but generations. From pop-music Goddesses such as Lady Gaga and Britney Spears to rock innovators including Jimmy Hendrix and The Beatles, YouTube has revolutionized the way in which people listen to music.

Some of the most interesting videos are the exclusive live performances people have caught on camera while at a small club, or even on the streets. These types of musical videos allow people to get a close-up, secretive view of some of their favorite artists without ever having to leave their home. They are also very rarely available for purchase to download, making them even more unusual and tantalizing.

And up until recently, you could only enjoy these special musical numbers in their entirety, with both video and sound, on your computer, smart phone or tablet.

But now, you can download just the music element from a video on YouTube with help from YouTubeMP3.tv.

The revolutionary free site is incredibly easy to use and allows you to rip your favorite song from any YouTube video and save it on your computer or portable listening device.

The process takes less than two minutes depending on the size of the file and gives you the chance to have the music that can only be found in some of your favorite videos in your personal archive.

There are two ways to download your favorite songs.


Already know the music you want from a video?

Step 1: Visit YouTubeMP3.tv.

Step 2: If you already know the video you want to download the music from, open YouTube.com in a separate Internet page, find the video and copy the entire URL at the top of the page.

Step 3: Paste the whole URL into the search box on YouTubeMP3.tv and click convert.

Side Note – You can choose to have the music converted at Normal Quality or High Quality. Normal Quality mp3s are downloaded at 128 Kbps, whereas High Quality mp3s are downloaded at 320 Kbps. Due to their increased size, High Quality mp3s generally take longer to download and take up more space on either your computer or portable listening device.

Step 4: The video you have chosen will automatically be converted to an mp3. You can click on the Download .mp3 button to save the file to your desktop, music library or wherever you choose.

Not sure what music you want to download?


Step 1: Visit YouTubeMP3.tv.

Step 2: In the site’s search box, you can enter the name of one of your favorite artists or the name of one of their songs. The site will automatically pull up a list of videos on YouTube related to your search term.

Step 3: Once you find the video you want to rip the music from, you can choose if you want to download the Normal Quality mp3, the High Quality mp3 or view the Advanced options. The Advanced options allow you to choose the start and stop times you would like the download, the audio quality, and also gives you the ability to download the entire video file.

Step 4: After you have chosen the details for your audio file, you can click the Record to MP3 button and the file will automatically be converted.

Step 5: The file has now been converted and you can download the file by clicking the Download .mp3 button and save it to your desktop, music library or wherever you choose.

Once you see how easy YouTubeMP3.tv is to use, you will probably end up using it often. The site makes it even more convenient to convert videos with its browser extension options.

When you visit YouTubeMP3.tv, you will see the opportunity to get a browser extension for either Firefox or Chrome. Make sure you are signed in to your YouTube account in a separate window and choose the browser that you use most often. Once you download the browser option of your choice, easy-to-use YouTubeMP3: Convert Now buttons will appear above any video you view, allowing you to quickly convert and download the audio file.

Whether you are interested in downloading an instrumental from a scene in a movie or a live acoustic song, YouTubeMP3.tv gives you the tools necessary to turn your favorite video into your favorite music track. And best of all, it is free to use.



For the Perfect Holiday Gift, Put a New Twist on an Old-Fashioned Mix Tape – Make an Mp3 Mix
December 16th, 2011

Signs of the 2011 holiday season are visible everywhere you look. From twinkling lights adorning homes and elaborately decorated shopping centers to traditional holiday movies and music sprinkling radio and television stations, the spirit of the season is in full effect.



One of the most exciting parts of the holidays is seeing the smiles on the faces of family, friends and loved ones as they unwrap a gift you specially selected for them. But with an unstable economy and the unemployment rate at all-time high, this season you may be looking for ways to save money while still giving presents that will make a lasting impression.



Practically every retail store, whether physical or virtual, is advertising their special holiday sales. From one-day only coupons to weeklong percentage discounts, each store is trying to one-up the other with the amount of savings they are claiming to offer. But in reality, no matter what discounts they are featuring, you will still have to dole out money. And as the list of presents adds up, so do the costs.



In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, sales over the four-day Black Friday weekend totaled $52.4 billion, with the average holiday shopper shelling out an average of $398.62 per person.



But not every gift requires an exorbitant amount of money to be spent. To most people, the saying “It is the thought that counts,” really does apply. And the more personal you can make a gift, it is clear the more thought you have put into choosing or making it.



This holiday season, an excellent personalized gift that is guaranteed to not break the bank is an old-fashioned mix tape.



Back in the 1980s and 1990s, before the dawn of mp3 players, one of the only ways people could listen to a variety of their favorite musicians was to record music from the radio or mix songs from other tapes.



Now, with the explosion of easy-to-use portable listening devices and multiple mp3 download websites, people have the opportunity to simply put together a mix of their favorite artists without the hassle of waiting for a radio station to play them or having to intently listen to hit “record” and “stop” at just the right moment.



So why not take advantage of this technology and show someone how well you know them with an mp3 mix?



There a few methods you can use to put together this cost-effective gift.



One way is to purchase the mp3 songs directly from a download site and record them to a CD. But this way still requires you to spend money on each individual song.



A newer, more inventive way to make an mp3 mix is to download the music right from YouTube videos. And with 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, which equals an astounding eight years of content being uploaded every day, there is an endless selection to choose from to make the perfect mix.



To take advantage of this method, you can simply visit YouTubeMP3.tv to get started.



The revolutionary site allows you to quickly rip the music from your favorite YouTube videos and download the music instantly to your PC or portable listening device. If you know which YouTube videos you would like to have the music from, you can copy and paste the YouTube video URL directly in the search box on YouTubeMP3.tv and click “Convert.” The website will instantly begin to covert the music to an mp3 and give you the ability to download the file.



If you are not sure which videos you want, you can type the name of an artist or song into the search box on YouTubeMP3.tv. The site will pull up a list of videos from YouTube pertaining to your search terms and give you the ability to choose, convert and download the music.



Some of the benefits of using this process to make your mp3 mix include the cost, the selection of songs and the simplicity. For starters, the cost is non-existent because YouTubeMP3.tv is completely free - happy holidays! Additionally, the selection is much more exclusive than that of other mp3 download sites. This is because many times videos uploaded to YouTube have been recorded at live or on-the-spot performances from some of the biggest names in the music industry. You will not be able to find these versions of songs on any other site, making them extremely unique. You can also find the normal versions of most songs as well since artists know the importance of having their most popular music on YouTube.



Once you have the mp3s you want, you can either burn them to a CD to decorate and present to your friends or family members. Or, you can purchase a unique low-cost flash drive to allow for more song space.



Either way, an mp3 mix makes for a heartfelt and cost-effective gift this holiday season. Happy downloading!




Create a YouTube Account in Six Easy Steps
December 03th, 2011

Create a YouTube Account in Six Easy Steps
 The explosion of social media over the past few years has significantly impacted YouTube and the way in which people share information. With more than 3 billion video views per day as of February 2011, YouTube has proven to be the most popular means of connecting visually with other friends and strangers alike. Whether sharing a child’s first steps or simply perusing videos to learn how to make jewelry, these days having a YouTube account is an essential web accessory.


Setting up a YouTube account is as easy as setting up a Google email account. That is because in order to have a YouTube account, you also need to have a Google account. And by having a Google account, you can not only manage your YouTube account, but also your iGoogle, Picasa, Google+ and a number of other Google services all from one location. Both are free to set up and can be accomplished in less than 10 minutes.


Already Have a Google Account?

If you already have a Google account, you can activate and setup your YouTube account in six quick steps.


1. Visit YouTube.com and click “Sign In” in the upper right-hand.
2. Enter your Google account email address and password.
3. In the upper right-hand, click the drop-down menu with your Google account username listed.
4. Select “Settings” to set up and personalize your YouTube account.
5. Click on “Profile Setup” and choose a YouTube username and channel name.
6. Almost done! Now you can decorate your page by uploading a new profile picture, choosing different themes and backgrounds, and of course, uploading videos to share.


Need a New Google Account?


If you do not already have a Google account, it is free and easy to setup.


1. Visit YouTube.com and click “Create Account” in the upper right-hand corner.
2. Enter an active email address to be associated with your Google account and create a new password. At the same time, you can get started with your YouTube account by selecting your location, birthday and accepting the terms of service.
3. You will then have to verify your email address by logging in to your email account and clicking on the “verify your email address” link provided in a new email you should receive from Google.
4. Once you have verified your email address, you can select “Account Preferences” under the column titled “Getting Started Using YouTube.”
5. Click on “Profile Setup” and choose a YouTube username and channel name.
6. Last step! Now you can decorate your page by uploading a new profile picture, choosing different themes and backgrounds, and of course, uploading videos to share.


Now for the Fun Part – Watch and Share


Now that you have a YouTube account, you can like and comment on videos, subscribe to other users’ channels, mark videos to “watch later,” create playlists, and more.


Having a YouTube account affords you the ability to watch any of the estimated 48 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute. It also gives you the opportunity to share informative “How-to” videos, promotional business clips, and even personal or funny moments from your day-to-day life with family, friends and the other more than 500 million YouTube users.


You Choose Who Can View Your Videos


If you would like to only share videos with people you know, you can set each video to be either “Public” or “Private.” If you choose to set a video to “Private,” you can create a password for the video and provide it to friends and family who will need to enter it before they are granted permission to view the video.


Get Recommendations from Your Own Viewing History


While you are logged in to your account, YouTube will keep track of the videos and channels you have viewed and liked, allowing them to recommend other videos or channels you may be interested in watching. For example, if you have recently watched videos about beagle puppies, other videos featuring the cuddly and cute dogs will appear as “Recommended Videos.”


The viewing and sharing possibilities are endless with YouTube. By creating an account, you have opened the online video doors to learning, liking and laughing. The site is always adding new features and functions to make your sharing experience even better. Happy viewing!



Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters Solidify the Pop Star as a YouTube Phenomenon
December 03th, 2011

Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters Solidify the Pop Star as a YouTube Phenomenon
For the past five years, YouTube has been setting trends and connecting friends, families and strangers from around the world with diverse and unique online videos that transcend age, race and religion.


Although YouTube has given rise to a number of unlikely celebrities, such as two little boys in the high ranking “Charlie bit my finger – again!” video and a panda with a cold in the popular “The Sneezing Baby Panda” video, music videos are still the most popular genre.


And no other musician is more aware of their effect on the YouTube viewership than Lady Gaga. With more than 543,392 YouTube subscribers to-date, the world-renowned pop icon was the first artist to reach one billion YouTube views; a combination of views from her “Bad Romance,” “Just Dance,” and “Poker Face” videos.


Lady Gaga and her fans or “little monsters” as she calls them first made YouTube history in April 2010 when her music video “Bad Romance” overtook the No. 1 spot for the most viewed video ever on YouTube with 267 million views. The video has now reached more than 431 million views, but has been surpassed by Justin Bieber’s “Baby” video with more than 668 million views.


Still, Lady Gaga is truly a YouTube and social media phenomenon. Regardless of whether or not everyone loves the sometimes off-kilter star, she continues to defy the ordinary and create new ways for people to view fashion, music and the world.


Her music videos not only provoke people to get up and move, but also create a story whereby people can mentally depart from their everyday life and participate in a fantastical world of color, vibrancy and the strange.


As previously quoted by Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter has said he and Gaga “create music videos for YouTube.”


The videos give way for a deeper connection with fans and allow Gaga’s little monsters to interact with each other at the same time by leaving comments and personal experiences associated with each song.


The online success of Gaga’s music videos has been due in part to VEVO, YouTube and Universal’s joint venture music site. VEVO attracted 35 million unique visitors in its first month of inception. However, it was shown that one-fourth of those visitors only had eyes for Lady Gaga. VEVO is now the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform.
Lady Gaga’s 70 videos on VEVO have garnered 1.7 billion views, only surpassed by Justin Bieber at about 2.1 billion views and Rhianna at 1.76 billion views.


In addition to being the first to reach one billion views on YouTube and garnering 25 percent of the audience at the launch of VEVO, Gaga continues to receive an exorbitant amount of video views and has repeatedly earned a spot in the “100 Million Club.” The Club, created by video analytics company Visible Measures, contains a list of web videos that have reached at least 100 million views. A few of Gaga’s videos that have reached this level of viewership include “Judas,” and “Alejandro.”


Before “Alejandro” was making waves with more than 100 million views, it became the fastest video in YouTube history to reach 20 million views proving even further what a groundbreaking phenomenon Lady Gaga really is.


Even people who have emulated Gaga’s most popular songs through web videos of their own have attained world-wide attention. In 2010, 6th grader Greyson Chance made news with his YouTube video covering Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” To date, the video has collected more than 44 million views and launched Greyson into superstardom at the ripe age of just 14.


Although Gaga has an extremely loyal fan following, it is not completely clear how she has exploded on the Internet scene through social media sites and online videos.


Other than her revolutionary statements on YouTube and VEVO, the star has developed the same unique following and has broken records on other social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.


In July 2010 Lady Gaga passed Barack Obama to become the first living person to reach 10 million Facebook fans. Her fans even arranged to have National Lady Gaga Day on January 29, 2010, with more than 100,000 fans in attendance. She currently has more than 45 loyal little monsters on Facebook.


As for Twitter, Gaga currently holds the No. 1 spot with more than 16.5 million followers.


Whatever enigmatic recipe Lady Gaga is using to launch herself to the queen of Internet social media and web videos, it is clear she is here to stay and will continue to influence and change the way people view society and the music industry as a whole.