November 10, 2012 Four million people watched this video filmed beneath the surface of a frozen lake. What really happened on that cold day in Finland can now be revealed, although clever viewers may have already figured out the tricks.
July 16, 2012 The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.
June 18, 2012 When Lisa Donovan (aka LisaNova) started making a living off her homemade YouTube videos, she and her fiance knew they'd hit something big. They founded Maker Studios to help other YouTubers hone their content. Today, their company and others like it are turning the entertainment industry model on its head.
April 20, 2012 A video that caused a sensation in Mexico for using child actors to highlight social and political challenges has been removed from both YouTube and the website of the group that produced it. Despite being online for less than a week, "Niños Incómodos" was viewed more than 1.8 million times.
December 20, 2011 YouTube is out with its most-viewed video list for the year and if you didn't know that Rebecca Black's Friday would be on top, than you're among the (dare we say?) lucky few who didn't get her song stuck in their head this year.
December 20, 2011 Of all the political videos made and uploaded in 2011, the one that drew the most views according to YouTube wasn't a slickly produced attack ad or a speech by President Obama. Instead, it was a powerful and brief speech by an Iowa college student trying to persuade Iowa lawmakers against approving an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.
September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
December 30, 2010 Technology meets art meets critic: Jamie Stuart's beautiful movie gets Oscar buzz from world class movie critic Robert Ebert. Watch it here, and then maybe you'll get up the nerve to send your script to Scorsese...
December 20, 2010 What do a song about an attempted assault, an annoying orange, Twilight, Justin Bieber and OK Go have in common? They all make it into YouTube's list of the most watched videos of 2010. See what else made the cut.
December 8, 2010 Willow Smith inspired young girls with her hit, "Whip My Hair." Now, the Astronomical Kid (nee Brian Bradley) is rallying for black women to have a similar moment — specifically, his mom. Check out "Stop Looking At My Mom."
September 1, 2010 NPR.org rolls out new Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons for story and blog pages. There's also a new dashboard highlighting our ongoing social media activities.
August 10, 2010 Had a hard day? Jumping and missing, but landing uninjured with Pumba the kitten will help you meet tomorrow fresh. Some days, I'm all about TGFTI — Thank God For The Internet, for steeling me for another day on the hamster wheel/dining room table.
August 5, 2010 A controversial Youtube video of an upset African American man goes viral, spawning numerous copycat videos. Is this Internet meme really about race, comedy, music, celebrity or a delicate mix of all of the above?
July 21, 2010 A video that won't solve intractable problems... but will brighten your day.