This year not only did I have the pleasure of attending VidCon in Anaheim, California I also had the honour of speaking on a panel to an audience of 300 YouTube Creators.
It was a blast
Vidcon is the world’s largest convention dedicated to YouTube Creators, their fans and the industry that has sprung up around the platform.
I was blown away by its size and scale and the passion and excitement there is for YouTube and its Creators – really inspiring stuff
Apart from speaking and taking in my first baseball game (go Angels), highlights included speaking to some of my favourite Creators and talking shop with some of the industry’s brightest minds.
There were also some fantastic panels and talks that varied in scope and subject.
Last year YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki dropped a number of announcements at her VidCon keynote and this year I was lucky enough to hear the latest announcements live and I’m going to relay the most important ones to you here.
Latest YouTube Statistics July 2015
- 400 Hours of Video are uploaded to YouTube every minute – This is staggering, especially when you realise that it only hit 300 hours per minute back in December 2015. Continue Reading
In the last 12 months YouTube’s competitors (or wannabe competitors) have been announcing and launching features almost weekly, that aim to knock YouTube off of it’s throne as king of short form video.
Vessel launched it’s new platform back in March to much fanfare, Facebook has totally side-lined YouTube video on it’s platform in order to promote it’s native player and it looks like Twitter will follow suit. This doesn’t even take into account that work behind the scenes by the likes of Spotify, AOL, Hulu and Yahoo.
However I've always been of the opinion that if anyone had the nouse and operational power to rival YouTube it would be Amazon who already power HUGE swathes of the internet (including Netflix and Spotify no less).
It was time for YouTube to take notice. And now they have taken action.
Earlier this week on an official Blog Post, YouTube announced a dedicated Website and App solely for Gaming videos and streams.
It is set to launch later in the summer and you can currently sign up for updates here but so far the blog post has teased features such as:Continue Reading
This FAQ Tube community question comes from Soapluvva who is working on a very focused niche on YouTube – something that I always encourage. Here’s the question: YouTube changed their messaging system. What, exactly, do I have to do so that a "Message" button will appear on my opening page or on the "About" page? If you've been away from YouTube for a while or haven’t … [Read more...]
YouTube are known for throwing an unexpected update at Creators but at VidCon 2014 they used their time in the spotlight to announce 9, YES 9, updates that are either in place or coming soon. You can see the full list of updates here but I wanted to expand on them all a little and tell you how they affect you and what you can do to prepare for them. What the VidCon 2014 … [Read more...]
This community question comes from Leek Rarebit who is starting out some channels in a very interesting niche. Is there a reliable method to copy annotations from one video to another? The short and not so sweet answer to the question is unfortunately no. That is apart from having all of your details such as text and links in an external document that you can copy and … [Read more...]