Monday, May 17, 2010


Vlogging and Singing

YouTube continues to celebrate its 5 year anniversary with a new Birthday logo at the top of the page and a new FiveYear channel that has videos from some of the YouTube Stars of the last 5 years. We have been documenting YouTube right here for the last 4 years! We like the funny stuff and even some of the stupid stuff, but what we like the best is to watch interesting vloggers and entertaining musicians. So here are 4 videos; two vloggers and two singers.

But first, The News!

Thanks to everyone who regularly visits our YouTube Top 100 Weekly Chart! Now we are introducing our Top 200 Chart. You'll be able to see who fell off the bottom of the Top 100 and who is climbing their way up to soon debut on the Top 100. This week's Featured Video on the Top 100 Weekly Chart is a cover of Whitney Houston's classic "I Will Always Love You" by one of our favorite YouTube singers Christina Amato. Click her lovely pic at the left to watch her sing!

I recently received a package from YouTube's favorite teacher, HotForWords! Marina sent me a beautiful signed glossy publicity pic along with a copy of her excellent and educational book that describes word origins. Click the pic to the left to see a much bigger version of the signed glossy, and click the book on the right to order your copy!

Visit the HotForWords Bio page to read more about Marina, and check out the Subscriptions widget and Total Video Views widget we made for her!

Okay, now here are four great videos for you!

YouTube is 5 years old and in the early days, no one really knew what to make of it! What should one do with videos - what could one do? You could vlog or play music and just be yourself. OR, you could be someone else!

Before there was LonelyGirl15 and Little Loca, there was EmoKid21Ohio. Back in the Spring of 2006, "Matt" began to blog about his Emo life. Then he met EmoGirl21 and they began replying to each other's videos. If you don't know about the early history of YouTube, read this article and this post here.

Matt is back on YouTube after several years away. He is complaining about OlgaKay's parody of Emo people in his own satirical video. Watch it and try to understand what this really is - it really is brilliant! If you don't get it, you'll need to read the article and post.

Here's an interesting woman from the UK named Alexandra on the flashcrashbang channel who vlogs about what to vlog about! Got vlogger's block? Watch this video and you'll surely find a great topic for your next vlog.

Alex looks cool in this video! She wears Renetto style glasses, a pearl necklace with a tank top and sweater - I like her look! Watch now, and come back again next time you need a topic to vlog about!

This is a fun video from KristaHeatzuz, a talented singer who usually sings to her dad's guitar playing. But lately she is singing with Tyler Ward, another talented and popular YouTube musician. Watch as they sing this charming duet that looks like they are making it up as they go!

Our last video is from a singer with a beautiful voice who loves to smile! AndreaLovesMusic116 plays her guitar and sweetly sings an original song with Spanish lyrics. Andrea says " i love music more than anything! :) I love love love to sing, its one of the things about me that very few people know about me, cause i can only sing in the shower or when i'm all alone!" I'm glad she decided to share her music with us on YouTube!

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