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This is probably the funniest and most original thing I’ve seen on YouTube in ages, and I think my geek rating just went through the roof cos I got almost all of them!

Most are references to the internet sensations of the last 12 months or so ( LonelyGirl,Ask a Ninja etc ) but some go way back, remember the antics of Lars Ulrich in “Napster Bad”? Hats off to Dan Meth 😉

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Scroll down the end of the YouTube home page today and you’ll find a new link. It seems Google is further helping to shape the direction and hone the creativity of YouTube development by giving it the Google Labs treatment with the release of Test Tube.

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It’s the same deal as Digg Labs and others, an incubation area for new site features. Unlike the main site though, you do need to sign up for a YouTube account to gain access.

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Go sign up right now because the Stream idea just might be worth a look. Stream allows you to chat with the people online who are watching the same videos that you are. It’s Flash based  and slow to load (forgiveable for Beta!) but worth a look.

The odd thing about it is the very low key mention of it. I’d have had the logo on the main video site, but I guess Streams cant handle the traffic volume the main site gets on a daily basis right now, so don’t tell too many folks ok!

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Tom Raftery had a great post a few days ago with a video of a laughing baby from YouTube. Well if you thought one cute baby laughing was funny, try these 4 for size!

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The traffic buzz around the YouTube acquisition news from earlier this week continues. My own blog traffic is up about 300% and a surprise turned up in my stats this evening. It looks like the kids at Stanford University all want to know more about the millionaire celeb on campus, Jawed Karim, and they’re going to Technorati to find all the juicy news!

I wonder if my hit was Jawed himself searching out what’s being said about him ???

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I called it right in a post a while back. Now Robert Scoble has provided the evidence courtesy of contributors to his Scobleizer blog. This pic is a joke but I’m sure the thought crosses their minds regularly whether or not to do Goobuntu or whatever they might call a full blown Google OS.

The master plan is a whiteboard on display for all to see and goes some ways to demonstrating the humour and fun that’s all part of working at Google. It’s funny to read that someone recently erased it, kinda symbollic really, almost as if all bets are off as to what’s coming next now that they’ve got hold of YouTube eh?

Check out the full size image of the Google Master Plan.

I’m off to check the Google vacancies, I could use a laugh 😉

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This is Jawed Karim, 27 and a student at Stanford. Thanks to Google’s acquisition of YouTube he’s become a multi-millionaire overnight. Talk about right place at the right time!

Karim met the other two faces of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steven Chen when he worked with them at PayPal, and spent many an evening dreaming up the next big web sensation with both guys.

At some stage those dreams spawned a video sharing site that became the biggest thing on the web this year, but when conceived Karim chose not to take up a job at YouTube with his mates, preferring to continue pursuit of his masters in Computer Science at Stanford.

He did however remain on the YouTube payroll as an advisor and that decision has secured his future to the tune of millions! You can read the full story below.
With YouTube, Grad Student Hits Jackpot Again

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Wow , it seems like people love to follow every move Google makes and today it looks like people everywhere are reading all they can about the megabucks buyout. I normally get about 10 hits a day but I’ve had 10 in just 2 hours today thanks to the previous posting.

It seems the secrets to SEO and traffic generation are simple – write about what people want to read and keep it current! Oh and always use tagging, if only so you get your face on Technorati now and then 😉

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