It was only a question of time. As a hint of things to come, YouTube has made a site available for cell phones. In cooperation with many of the mobile companies, such as LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Sony Ericsson, YouTube Mobile will work with 3G phones that support RTSP. Favorites, videos, channels, and personal accounts can all be accessed. In addition, you can comment, rate videos, or upload from your phone. Here again is an example one less reason to bypass your PC to become a viral video star. By the way, YouTube Mobile Java is also available for free if you live in the U.S. or UK and have a J2ME MIDP2 capable device.
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Another celeb opts for online recognition. Drew Carey is teaming up with reason tv, a site where you can upload, share, and suggest videos that will be made into future documentaries. Subjects will include commuting in traffic, drug laws, immigration and “stupid big government in general,” said Carey. His first endeavor, “Gridlock: Hell on Wheels” debuted yesterday. The Reason Foundation and its monthly mag, Reason, is concerned with public policy research and undoubtedly has reasoned that having an online spokesperson can result in more attention and additional funding.
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It had to happen. It seems that when Sony hears of an idea, in this case a small and inexpensive still/video camera designed to upload on the Internet like Flipvideo, they develop one, too. The Net Sharing GC-1 is only 1 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 2 1/4-inches, and weighs only about 5 ounces. It takes 5-megapixel still photos and shoots video in MPEG-4 with your choice of QVGA/15 fps or VGA/ 30fps and can hold up to 5 hours of footage with a 2 GB Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo media card (for an additional $59.99.)
With a built-in flash, a 4x digital zoom, and a 2.4 inch color LCD screen, the GC-1 has around a rechargeable 90 minute battery life span and will be arriving in September for ~$200.00 in retail stores or you can preorder now at Sony Style. We suspect that other companies will also be coming out with their own versions of inexpensive cams so that everyone can become part of the YouTube Generation.
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