The online-first series "Star Wars Forces of Destiny" features short animated vignettes centered around the female characters of the iconic franchise. Lucasfilm The "Star Wars" series of films is inextricably linked to the cinema, with people lining up around the block to see the original 1977 film and its sequels. The scene repeated itself when "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" kicked off the prequel trilogy in 1999. Subsequent series have made splashes on television screens around the globe. But something surprising happened in 2017, when the forces behind the franchise announced the launch of "Star Wars Forces of Destiny." The new animated series, which premiered this summer and spotlights the female characters of the franchise, is forging a new distribution path for "Star Wars" — short episodes premiering for free on the digital video platform YouTube, rather than in a movie theater or on television via a traditional network. The "Star Wars" characters Ahsoka … [Read more...] about Why ‘Star Wars’ Chose YouTube for Its New Series ‘Forces of Destiny’
YouTubers have been in an uproar over skyrocketing takedowns. Wabeno/Thinkstock/YouTube/HowStuffWorks Thanks to Google AdSense, anyone can post a video to YouTube and make money. That clip of your pet snail lip-synching to Rihanna might not make you a millionaire like PewDiePie. But popular YouTubers, whose videos regularly draw hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions) of views, can easily pull in six figures a year. Yes, for a growing number of people — not all of them living in their parents' basement — YouTube is a full-time job. Which makes this latest development at YouTube all the more upsetting. Some of YouTube's hardest-working content creators, including Channel Awesome (about 440,000 subscribers), I Hate Everything (630,000 subscribers) and Eli the Computer Guy (660,000 subscribers) have seen their videos arbitrarily pulled from YouTube and their AdSense accounts suspended by what they believe is a broken and unfair YouTube copyright protection system. … [Read more...] about The Controversy Over YouTube Takedowns
Lital "Tasha" Mizel and Adi "Dishka" Frimmerman, both 22 years old, watch their lip-synching video of the song "Hey" by The Pixies. How did they get their video on YouTube anyway? See more YouTube pictures. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images The evolution of dance. Hundreds of Filipino inmates showing off a perfect performance of Michael Jackson's choreography for the "Thriller" video. An anguished defense of Britney Spears. What do all of these have in common? Although each is directly or indirectly related to dancing, the main thread that holds them together is the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube.com. Since its beginnings in 2005, YouTube has undergone an immense rise in popularity. More than 100 million videos stream into office cubicles, coffee shops and college dorm rooms every day [source: Wired]. People aren't just watching the videos like crazy -- they're uploading like crazy, too. Whether it's personal video blogs (vlogs), do-it-yourself covers of popular songs or 30 … [Read more...] about How to Add a Video to YouTube
Lots More Information Related Articles How YouTube WorksHow to Add a Video to YouTubeTop 10 Ways to Make Money on the Internet10 Ways to Make Money on the Side10 Ways to Make Extra Money From Home Sources Driscoll, Scott. "How Much YouTube Paid Me for 4 Million Views, Alternate Ways to Earn Money from Videos." Imponderable Things, Oct. 2, 2013. (Dec. 11, 2014) http://www.imponderablethings.com/2013/10/how-much-youtube-paid-me-for-4-million.htmlHamilton, Anita. "It's Getting Harder to Make Money on YouTube." Businessweek, April 2013. (Dec. 11, 2014) http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-22/its-getting-harder-to-make-money-on-youtubeKaufman, Leslie. "Chasing Their Star on YouTube." The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2014. (Dec. 11, 2014) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/business/chasing-their-star-on-youtube.htmlLuckerson, Victor. "How YouTube Stars Can Actually Make a Living." Time, July 21, 2014. (Dec. 11, 2014). … [Read more...] about Can you make a living on YouTube?
YouTube Image Gallery In 2007, CNN and YouTube partnered to let average Americans ask debate questions to presidential hopefuls. Here, the Republican candidates answer YouTubers' questions. See more YouTube pictures. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images In February 2005, three PayPal employees launched the beta test version of a Web site called YouTube. They designed the site to let people share videos with the rest of the world. In November 2005, Sequoia Capital invested more than $3 million in the site, and a month later YouTube emerged as a full-fledged Web destination. It didn't take long for the site to become popular, and in November 2006, Internet search engine goliath Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion. As the company has grown, so has the scope of the videos on the site. In the early days of YouTube, you could find videos showing interesting locations, crazy stunts and hilarious pranks. You can still find that sort of content today, but you'll also see political debates, … [Read more...] about How YouTube Works