YouTube’s Big Transition: Moving From Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video
Another concern for YouTube is that its video views have decreased every month this year. After a record traffic year in 2011 and an all-time peak of 21.8 billion video views served in January, monthly views started to go backwards. In February, it was 18.5B views, March 16.5B and April 15.6B. 

YouTube’s Big Transition: Moving From Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video

Another concern for YouTube is that its video views have decreased every month this year. After a record traffic year in 2011 and an all-time peak of 21.8 billion video views served in January, monthly views started to go backwards. In February, it was 18.5B views, March 16.5B and April 15.6B. 

webmsmith:

How time flies. All it took was one news search on the Twitter platform to realize that relevantnews was no longer fastest through CNN, ESPN, or even Mashable. 2009 wasn’t early adoption by any means but even in the last three years, I’ve watched the platform develop into a necessity for many personal and corporate brands. 

When Ed Knight wants to find out what his 6-year-old did in school, he can scroll the Twitter feed on his iPhone for clues to start a conversation with his quiet son, who sometimes holds back when recounting details of his day.

That’s because Evan and others in first-grade teacher Jodi Conrad’s class use Twitter to send out a weekly newsletter, update the days’ activities and give parents reminders about upcoming programs.

Conrad’s class at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn is among a growing number that use social media and other technology to supplement lessons, even for very young students.

“These are tools that come standard in life right now,” said Conrad, 36, who controls the account and the messages that the class, as a group, delivers. “I do it outside of class, so why not do it inside.”

Her students also contribute to a classroom blog, make videos for a private YouTube account intended for parents, and write books using computer software.

Flickr’s interface is about to look totally different! Photos will appear much bigger, and the upload page will look more like an app.

Flickr’s New Interface Rolling Out on 2/28

Flickr’s interface is about to look totally different! Photos will appear much bigger, and the upload page will look more like an app.

Flickr’s New Interface Rolling Out on 2/28

Is Foursquare becoming a better recommendation engine than Yelp?

Foursquare Solves A Basic UI Problem That Eludes Google Maps And Yelp

Is Foursquare becoming a better recommendation engine than Yelp?

Foursquare Solves A Basic UI Problem That Eludes Google Maps And Yelp

christenduong:

We’ve just launched a new version of Explore on iPhone and Android (and coming soon to Blackberry). It’s simpler, cleaner, and has a few nice new options that piggyback off our recent Explore web work. You can now change your location (so you can search for stuff in nearby neighborhoods, or daydream about where to go when you’re in London next month). You can also set filters to match your mood - new for when you’re feeling adventure, places you’ve been for old favorites, where your friends have been when you want to be socially in the know.

You can find more deets on the foursquare blog here.