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Now that’s what I call a remix: confessions of a YouTube-oholic

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

YouTube can be a dangerous place. A place where your time, and occasionally your sanity, vanish without trace. Trouble is, it’s also the best place to find out what crazy, creative stuff the “crowd” is up to. What I bring you today, after many hours of dangerous research, is some of its latest work. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Shining happy people

Previously on this blog we …

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2011: the year the future became history?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Top 100 award. We have big shoes to fill: other winners include Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce, YouTube and eBay.

We are equally proud of the success of Digitalkoot, our joint project with the National Library of Finland. To date almost 100,000 volunteers have donated over 280,000 minutes of time and completed nearly 6 million tasks. With their help (yes, and some assistance from a lot of moles) we were a finalist in the DISH (Digital Strategies for Heritage) and Mindtrek Launchpad …

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SpeakerText: serious about subtitles

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… the perfect video host: you can stream, download, enjoy live TV, and risk losing brain cells on YouTube. But one part of the modern movie experience is still stuck in the VHS era. The only way to search inside an online video is to sit down and watch it through.

Off the radar

The internet was originally designed for text documents (that’s what happens when you put academics in charge of technology). Search engines still only recognize text: video content is invisible.

Most …

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Caught on Camera: the crowd calls the shots

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… of their day – wherever they are, whatever they happen to be doing – onto the Life In A Day YouTube channel (for more on the delights and dangers of crowdsourcing YouTube, I leave you in Tommaso’s expert hands ).

To make sure he didn’t only get material from the camera-phone addicted West, MacDonald sent over 400 video cameras out to people in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

And what do you get if you issue an open call for life on earth? Over 5000 hours of film, from …

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Crowdfunding the future: Mad science, bad science, and the Tesla Museum

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

As the original mad scientist, Nikola Tesla has been a source of inspiration to geeks of all types for over a century. The Serbian-American electro-wizard transformed the world with his development of alternating current (and inspired direct current supporter Thomas Edison to electrocute an elephant ), before vanishing into madness and obscurity.

If you’re interested in …

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