Monday, January 22, 2007


Cinema du jour 16 - YouTube Drama, Two Controversies!

This is part 16 in our continuing series, Cinema du jour, the movie of the day. In this post, we'll see both sides of two controversies that are raging at YouTube right now.

Before we get to the videos, I want to comment on this week's Top 100 Weekly Chart. The top 4 positions have not changed in months. It was Lonelygirl15, Smosh, Geriatric1927 and Brookers. This week, CBS debuts on the chart, and at the number 3 position! I don't know how they managed to get so many new subscribers in one week, but that's what happened. Have a look at the Weekly Chart and see who else moved up, moved down, or debuted this week.

Traitors or Not.. Smosh, Geriatric1927, Boh3m3, DIGITILsOuL?
Popular YouTube blogger Renetto (read more here) has jumped into the YouTube versus LiveVideo controversy (read about that, here) with both feet! He has accused many popular YouTubers of being traitors for posting videos over at LiveVideo. This video, posted two days ago, has been seen over 27 thousand times so far. It has generated a lot of strong reaction in the over 1500 comments and 100 video responses. Have a look and see what you think.

If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Re: Traitors or Not.. Smosh, Geriatric1927, Boh3m3, DIGITILs
One of the many video responses to Renetto's "Traitor" video comes from Agent009. Mike, a 42-year-old man from Pennsylvania, puts forth the theory that Renetto may have gotten paid by YouTube to make his pro-YouTube video. He goes on to talk about the YouTube community and how YouTube is treating it. Be sure to also watch the video responses from Geriatric1927, DigitilSoul, VioletKitty411, spricket24, periurban and others, here.

If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

This weekend, a fundraising event took place on the Stickam video chat website to raise money for Kimberleigh so that she could replace her broken computer and get back to making her popular videos. Paperlilies made this video to publicize the event. The event was a success; over $1200 was raised for Kim's computer fund! Watch the always entertaining Bryony as she tells us about the event in her unique way.

If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Don't go to Bobs4Kim!
Not everyone thought that the fundraising event for Kimberleigh was a good idea! One of the people who made a video to knock the event was rickyste, best known for his LazyDork character. Watch the video to hear his thoughts on the controversy. Also watch this interesting video on the topic, from IceFlowStudios.

If you can't see the video above, watch it on YouTube.

Please read our last Cinema du jour 15 - it's here! That post mentions LittleLoca, CutieMish, boh3m3 and Steve Zuwala.

If YouTube were a person, she'd be a drama queen. Both issues were blown way out of proportion, imho.

As for CBS suddenly entering the third position in the top 100, their subscriber number had always been that high; they merely hadn't been listed. In response to an enquiry by paytotheorderofofof, who had had a similar problem in the past, MysteryGuitarMan stated that no channel with a profile icon from a private video could land in those lists. And MGM usually tends to be right. CBS apparently realised and rectified this problem, and voilá there's the #3 spot.

i tried being a youtube star and failed. sad thing

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