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The 2013 year in Google searches - Google Zeitgeist

Each year Google releases the top searches for that year. This year is no different. What were the top searches of the year? Well, the top five were for: Paul Walker, Boston Marathon Bombing, Nelson Mandela, Cory Monteith, and the iPhone 5s. To see the rest, visit Google Zeitgeist

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The Internet is killing it today

imageToday is chock full of nuts. There’s lots going on, and it’s all beautiful. Days like today, make the Internet fun! So with that said, I’ll drop some linkage which will hopefully make your day better.

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YouTube users are not happy about the Google+ commenting system

Google’s recent revamp of the YouTube commenting system doesn’t appear to be going over very well for some users. For years, YouTube had a commenting problem - or as the rest of the world knows it - a trolling problem. Since Google+ relies heavily on identity, this is Google’s solution to trolls.

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YouTube is working on ways to get rid of buffering on videos for good

imageWe’ve all been there. You get ready to watch a great video, click play, and wait for the video to load. It loads and you watch about thirty seconds and then you get this damn buffering image while the video pauses so it can load the rest. Repeat the process every twenty-to-thirty seconds or until you just say screw it and do something else.

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Instagram adds video: Let the battle of the short videos begin

imageIt took two and a half years, but Instagram finally did it - they added video support to the social photo sharing network which comes with their famous filters to tweak and enhance videos along with your trendy photos.

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We were made to be awesome - an inspiring video from Kid President

imageYou got a heart beat [thump thump thump], that means it’s time to do something!" I don’t know how old "Kid President" is, but I think he is old enough to school us older folks on life. He has some very inspiring words, coming from a young person who has some big dreams. I love this video. If you do to, as Kid President suggests, pass this along and bring a smile to someones face.

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Today the new iPhone 5 will be announced

Today is the big day, the day that the “new iPhone” or “iPhone 5” as many are saying will be announced to the general public at the Apple event in Yurba Buena, pictured inset. As an iPhone user, it’s exciting to finally put all the rumors to rest. That is all they are as of now anyways, rumors, until we get confirmation that the iPhone 5 will have several new and updated features.

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Live stream video directly to Facebook with new Ustream app

A new Ustream mobile app is going to give YouTube and Google+ a run for their money. Both YouTube and Google+ have live streaming video to social networks. Google+ uses group Hangouts to have group live video streaming, where others can join in. YouTube, owned by Google, has long controlled the video space. But in recent years Ustream has grown in popularity, and their new Broadcast For Friends app may signal additional growth tapping into Facebook’s social dominance.

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YouTube now allows you to blur faces in videos

In a blog post yesterday, YouTube announced a new feature for users who upload videos to the video website which allows you to blur people’s faces in the video.

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Correct Internet etiquette for commenting on YouTube videos

If you ever struggle with the appropriate way to comment on YouTube videos, don’t worry, Erik Hoffstad has you covered. His YouTube channel goes over a variety of ways to correctly comment on the many different types of YouTube videos out there using Internet comment etiquette. Simple stuff really, which everyone should be able to apply to their day to day commenting techniques.

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Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, YouTube are all monitored by the Government

Well this is some interesting information I just came across in the twittersphere. Maybe this is not news to some, but for me it was new in the sense that it is published official information and figured it was worthwhile sharing. Back about a year ago the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Social Media Monitoring and Situational Awareness Initiative.

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Help videos become viral with YouTube Slam

YouTube recently just launched a new experimental project called YouTube Slam. The project was taken on by the Google Research team as a way to try to discover the next great artist on YouTube with machine learning.

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The Top 15 YouTube videos of 2011

There were a lot of popular videos this year, many that spawned huge Internet memes. From the horrible Pepper Spraying UC Davis cop to cute babies, 2011 spared no punches. As we did last year when we rounded up the Top 15 Videos of 2010, here are the Top 15 of 2011.

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Govt is trying to aid the Entertainment industry in censoring the Internet

Ugh, not again. Looks like the Government is trying to meddle again with the Internet. The last big intrusion was a new bill requiring your ISP to track all your online activities. Now, equally as bad, the Government is trying to pass another bill called Protect-IP.

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Google Plus just got a boost from YouTube

If you haven’t been on Google Plus yet today, go and check it out. When your in-stream, look to the far right, you can’t miss it - it’s the new YouTube player integration into Google Plus. The new player if you click the button will let you find videos to play in a stand-alone player.

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