The ‘End of Year List’ List

Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.

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Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do.  Read More Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Internet videos are amazing. We all know this. I am just glad we have massive amounts of funny music videos, crazy cat videos, and weird whatever videos. The expansiveness of the Internet has allowed me to laugh and use that laughter as self-care.  Read More Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Career Goals For The Real World

For generations, we’ve illustrated ‘the American Dream’ as being a place “where anyone can grow up to be president.” But these days, one look at President Obama’s weary face & gray hair, not to mention the merciless way people can attack any public figure anonymously, is enough to scare off impressionable kids. (Can you imagine the field day internet trolls would have had with William Howard Taft breaking the White House bathtub because he was too heavy for it?) Read More Career Goals For The Real World

Why ‘Wild’ Will be Terrible, According to YouTube Comments

The trailer for the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild came out last week. Most of the Internet was blandly excited for the film, not so YouTube commenters. According to them, this movie will be awful.

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Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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There’s A Song, and YouTube Video, For (Almost) Everything…

One of the advantages of being a teenager’s mother (no, really, there ARE some advantages!) is early knowledge of trends. And it’s not just obsessive texting, video games, or mindless cat videos – my boys both introduced me to the wealth of actual, useful information one can find on YouTube. (Although there’s plenty of ridiculous filler – as one comedian observed, we could just combine the YouTube, Twitter and Facebook into one giant time-wasting site called “YouTwitFace”… but I digress.) Read More There’s A Song, and YouTube Video, For (Almost) Everything…