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June, 2014

Everything Wrong With Viral Videos on YouTube

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Frozen covers. Parodies of Lorde’s “Royals.” Sheepish British vloggers. “Let’s play” gaming videos.

If any of these YouTube tropes irk you, you may find a certain camaraderie in watching this video from YouTube channel Barely Political.

The bit features a parade of fed up YouTube users who visit “YouTube HQ” to air their grievances and seek professional advice. Not getting traction on your earnest a cappella tunes? Sing worse and call it a parody! In your forties? Give up!

The plus side? When it comes to YouTube, there is definitely no shortage in the complaints department Read more…

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Everything Wrong With Viral Videos on YouTube

Youtube-complains

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Frozen covers. Parodies of Lorde’s “Royals.” Sheepish British vloggers. “Let’s play” gaming videos.

If any of these YouTube tropes irk you, you may find a certain camaraderie in watching this video from YouTube channel Barely Political.

The bit features a parade of fed up YouTube users who visit “YouTube HQ” to air their grievances and seek professional advice. Not getting traction on your earnest a cappella tunes? Sing worse and call it a parody! In your forties? Give up!

The plus side? When it comes to YouTube, there is definitely no shortage in the complaints department Read more…

More about Video, Youtube, Viral Videos, Humor, and Watercooler

World Cup Day 19: Guts But no Glory for the Underdogs

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Spare a thought for Algeria. On Monday, after playing Germany, the country became the latest and perhaps the greatest team to go through the agonizing throes of “if only” and “we were so close.”

If only their super keeper Raïs M’Bolhi had saved one more German strike to add to his total of nine stunning saves, the team might have gone through on penalties. Algeria was so close to its first quarter-final place, and so close to one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history

Even so, for the African underdog, which barely distinguished itself in the group stage, it was a stunning and brave performance — made all the more stunning by the fact that most of the team were fasting for Ramadan. Read more…

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