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Rickrolled? Spare a thought for Rick
Music is usually a very generational thing. With few exceptions, kids will look blankly at you when you mention a song that was big back in your day.
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
Move over Spotify, YouTube’s here
New licensing deals means unofficial streams posted by regular users are now more likely to disappear, replaced by official uploads from labels.
Helping those who help: how social media has changed the charity landscape
Social media enables charities to target different audiences, get more people involved and increase awareness of their brand.
NZ Election YouTube channel a one-stop shop for election video
"Having videos from different parties and candidates in one place will help people make an informed decision when they get to the voting booth on 20 September."
"Creative" Kiwi students set to present to Google executives
"We were completely blown away by the time and energy put into each of the student campaigns."
20 strangers kiss… 16m YouTube hits
There’s something surprisingly beautiful about 20 strangers passionately kissing on camera.
Google executive to head up YouTube
Google executive Susan Wojcicki has been appointed the new head of the company's YouTube video business - according to Reuters.
Is our Lorde more popular than God?
The world’s gaze has been firmly focused on our newly anointed pop royalty this week, with Lorde’s disciples in New Zealand and around the globe unable to get enough of the double-Grammy winner.
Helpouts… a killer app for Video Collaboration?
A seasoned collaboration pro, it is pretty rare that I see something with a hook that stands above the amazing futuristic world that I live within every day; the unusual has become usual and not a lot surprises me now.
2053 nuclear explosions - one explosive YouTube video…
Painting an alarming picture of the threat of nuclear explosions, a Japanese artist's tech-savvy YouTube video is showing "the fear and folly of nuclear weapons" in all its forms.
Real life Twitter talk is #funny
Ever wondered what a Twitter conversation would sound like in real life?
UPDATED: 2.5m hits down as Tui YouTube prank goes viral...
It's not often you catch a YouTube video before it goes viral, but this Tui prank is fast taking the internet by storm.
Microsoft: The limits of Google’s openness
Microsoft takes aim at long-time rival Google, questioning the company's decision to once again block the YouTube app for Windows Phone.
Imagining a world with NO technology…
Take a look what happens when a few technophiles unplug and take a holiday away from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and even email…
Sex, Drugs and Anti-virus Software…starring John McAfee
Half-naked ladies, drugs, firearms, smoking, profanities and a fugitive suspected of murder - otherwise known as the "How to Uninstall McAfee Antivirus" YouTube video.
US govt whisteblower revealed
"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," says US whisteblower Edward Snowden, currently holed up in a Hong Kong hotel.
Charlie Bit My Finger video…
Former most viewed video of all time sets up brothers with estimated £100,000 windfall.
The Sneezing Baby Panda video…
We continue our run through the 25 most memorable YouTube videos, remembering a 16 second clip which pulled in over 150 million views.
25 videos that made YouTube history
At five years old with two billion views per day and counting, we take a look at the videos which made YouTube history.
YouTube's new facility to kill broadcast TV
YouTube converts ex aircraft hangar into 'Wonderland' for creatives
Gangnam Style smashes Bieber's YouTube record
Korean singer Psy becomes tops most viewed list, defeating Justin Bieber's video by one million.
Olympics used as bait for online attacks
Hackers use Olympics as a weapon for online fraud, with fake YouTube websites helping spammers take advantage.
Apple avoids YouTube app
New iPhone and iPad software will no longer include Google owned app YouTube.