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Guest Post: Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year

**Guest Blog Post by my twin sister Katie**

I have been requested to compile a list of some of my favorite YouTube videos from this past year. Although it will be hard to narrow down a list of only 10 favs, I will do my best to please everyone with side wrenching, belly laughing, tears of joy, all in all the epic videos that helped make every day a day worth living.  Without further ado, I would like to present my version of the best YouTube videos from 2009.
10. Sisterhood This poor girl wanted to do whatever it takes to be an Alpha Chi by making it snow.  She had all intentions, like all of us, to have a good time. However her night ends in total epic disaster.  I love the fact that she is surround by her loving sisters that are there to laugh at her and make her feel absolutely silly, and better yet there to capture the whole scene on camera to share with the world. Thank you to our fellow AXO sisters in Oklahoma for displaying this act of sisterhood!
9. All the single ladies: What could be more sexy than a man showcasing his true passion in a form of dance? A man who wears a leotard stuffed with socks and dancing to single ladies.  Even though this might be the 12th bijillion time you have heard single ladies, watching this video never seems to get old.  In fact, I love this song so much I was tempted to upload the baby version, the big girl version, the scary IT mask version, alpha chi founding ladies version, and many many more. However I had to control myself and upload the one I couldn’t get enough of… so take it away Mr. Blue leotard, go put a ring on one of those single ladies!
8. Disturbia:
ALL videos by doglover are quality, but the one that initially got me hooked was her rendition of Disturbia.  This little girl has become a YouTube phenomenon this year and for that I give her mad props! She really knows how to capture the audience with her unique camera angles, flashy costumes, and impeccable lip syncing.  I can not wait to see her master the Tik Tok song!
7. Toby Jones:  If I could invite one inspirational person to have dinner with tonight I would without a question invite Mr. Toby Jones.  Now friends, you know he has got to have some pretty crazy stories from all of the oscillated fans, suit cases full of weed, and stolen vans he has accumulated in his yard for over the past few years.  The best part is that he doesn’t care.  He is living the high life this past year in 2009 and this is evident from the 2 big ass truck rental and storage videos along with his BBQ and foot massage video.  With over 2 million views on each of videos, I would say Mr. Toby Jones could start charging a little more to store your junk down at his storage facility.
6. Charlie bit my finger:   There is nothing funnier than seeing someone get hurt and then watching them do it over and over again without learning the first time.  This is exactly why I love the “Charlie bit my finger” video.  There is no question that this video was a hit on YouTube, by the overwhelming remakes of Charlie biting someones finger.  Way to go YouTuber’s!
5. Epic Wedding Ceremony: Every girl dreams of what she wants her wedding to be like, and for this spunky fun-loving crazy cool couple, their wedding dream has turned into an inspiration for all girls and brides to be.  Guys prepare yourself for the wishes of your brides on the wedding day, I can only hope that more scenarios like this will happen on the big day as we have seen with wedding entrances and synchronized first dances as Mr. and Mrs. Lucky.  This video makes me laugh, cry, and dance every time.
4. JT +SNL= Quality: I had a hard time deciding between Jizz in my pants, Lazy Sunday, or this song, Mother Lover.  However I settled on this song, because every time Justin Timberlake is on SNL he produces nothing but absolute quality.  Him and Andy Samberg are what some would call genius when put in front of the camera. I love this song, and so should you!
3. Kid visit’s the dentist: This kid is such a baller!! The fact that he is so terribly confused is what makes this video so hilarious! “Is this real life?, Is this going to last forever?” Man, this kid is a genius.  I could watch this video over and over, in fact I have and do every time I search it on YouTube.  I love that the dad was smart enough to film his son for future blackmail, this family is full of winners!
2. Bad Things:  This little kid just wants to do bad things with his friends, I mean who could blame him? He’s a seven-year old who just wants to grow up way to fast, borrow his grandma’s keys and go to Walmart and get some chicken nuggets. |While on the way, hitting a few cars, are doing some damage to public property. I wish I could have told my parents when I was little that if I were to do something bad, that they should take my video games away for a whole weekend.  Oh, Mr. Latarian Milton, what a skillful little guy you are.  I hope your grandma doesn’t get arrested for spanking you for doing bad things!
1. No Explanation Needed:  This last video needs no explanation other than…. Ladies and Gentlemen,you have officially been….
I hope that you find that some of my top favorite videos from 2009 are on your list too.  Enjoy the epicness from these videos and feel free to educate your friends on the quality of YouTube!
-Katie

Party in the USA

Clearly Miley Cyrus is having too much of a party in the USA to keep up with her Twitter account. Can you think of any other celebrities who have gotten rid of their accounts too? Interesting Article about the Celebrities who have quit Twitter in the year 2009. Click Here

Which celebrities do you follow?

Thank You Santa

I was so excited to open my gift from Santa on Christmas Morning. Santa brought me the new Droid by Verizon. I LOVE IT! The phone is very smart in comparison to normal blackberry’s. The Droid is powered by Google software so all of the functions of the phone are automatically connected to the internet. The phone functions a lot like the iPhone with apps and a touch screen. I have enjoyed spending the last few days exploring what all the Droid can do for me. Here are the highlights so far:

Droid Does….

1)      Sync’s with Facebook. Not only does the phone come with an automatically installed Facebook App, the contact function of the phone syncs with your Facebook account. The Droid gathers all the profile pictures of your contacts along with any personal information such as phone number, email, address, and even Facebook status. This is a very cool feature since it shows me the picture of whom I am calling.

2)      Perfect for Social Media users: The Droid has a large number of apps that synchronizes with Social media websites. Apps synchronize with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin. This makes it easier than ever to update Move to Trashstatuses and upload pictures. I have already tried this a few times, but I must remember to rotate my pictures and video content before I upload them to the web!

3)      Voice Search: At the press of a button, you can search the entire phone and web for any content. Pressing the Voice Search button and saying “Call XYZ” automatically calls person XYZ in your contact list. This is a common feature for phones today, however since this phone is powered by Google software, the voice search automatically searches the entire phone and web for any additional information. For example, let’s say I wanted to search for the closest Chick-fil-A. All I would say is “Find Chick-fil-A” and it would search and find the directions to the closest Chick-fil-A based on my current location.

I could go on and on about the cool features and abilities of my new Droid. Feel free to check it out at your local cell phone provider. If you have a Droid,tell me what your favorite feature is!

Athletes using Twitter- Guest Post

This is a guest blog post from one of my dear friends @gtechdvd. Hope you enjoy.

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Twitter owes a large amount of its success to the general population’s obsession with celebrities. In fact, Hollywood stars such as Ashton Kutcher and Jimmy Fallon could be credited with igniting the 140 character long flame that is sweeping across the country. As Twitter continued to gain popularity though, athletes became the next group of celebrities that began making shock waves in the social media world.

Twitter became the ideal social media site for athletes for a few key reasons. Unlike Facebook (before fan pages), Twitter allows users to follow someone without making a ‘two-way connection,’ that is, the celebrity or athlete will not be overwhelmed with updates from people they do not know. Other reasons athletes bypassed the Facebook bandwagon is the friend number restriction and the possibility of users tagging them in scandalous photos. We can only imagine the excitement we missed out on by not having access to Tiger Woods’ tagged photos. “Hey babe. Can you do me a huge favor? Untag me in that Vegas pool party album as soon as possible. Thanks.”

Twitter features athletes across all major sports. From Tony Hawk to Dwayne Wade, many prominent athletes connect not only with fans, but with other athletes, through Twitter. If you had to guess what sport featured the most Twitterific athletes, could you? I’ll give you a hint. This sport features the most diva-like and, possibly the most self-centered athletes in the world. Nope, not WWE, we’re talking the National Basketball Association. Basketball superstars such as Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Steve Nash, and the tweeting giant Shaquille O’Neal make NBA athletes the most accessible in the world. The league has even had problems with Twitter and is now fining players for tweeting too close to game time or before finishing post-game interviews with local media. Even though NBA players constitute the largest group of tweeting millionaires, the most entertaining tweetalete resides in the NFL, in Cincinnati of all places.

The Bengals’ Chad Ochocinco (OGOchocinco) uses Twitter for all of its capabilities. Ochocinco currently has over 570,000 followers and has recorded more than 12,000 updates. Ochocinco represents the proper way for athletes and their leagues to use this social media opportunity. He is able to connect with fans by posting pictures, funny thoughts and insights from games, and even opportunities to meet him for a free movie or dinner. Of course, he also promotes his clothing line and software applications. Twitter has given him access to over half a million potential customers and fans.

All in all, twitter may just be another online fad. It might change faces, colors, and capabilities. The important thing is that Twitter and the social media age we are in present a great opportunity for athletes, fans, and more importantly, their leagues. These media avenues are the future, and the community outreach, connections, and revenue that they can bring need to be welcomed and used by professional sports leagues. Once the old-fashioned sport executives realize this, former methods of sports media might as well ‘kiss da baby’ (see OGOchocinco’s past tweets for definition).

Quick Tip

A quick tip for all you Facebook photo users….

When uploading pictures repeatedly to the same album make sure you change the “album cover” picture under the “Edit Album” screen. This allows your Facebook Friends to know that new pictures have been update, rather than just re-posting the same album. Also, changing the album cover makes it an easy access point for Facebook users to click through your new pictures. This allows them to only have to view the newest pictures, rather than having to click through all of the older pictures to see the new stuff.

Merry Christmas from your Social Media Consultant

-MS

Where is Santa?

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house…….every child was using the computers- even the mouse.

Want to find out when Santa will come by your house? Just visit the NORAD Santa Tracker to find out his location.

Santa's Location

Easy Ways to Upload Photos to Twitter/Facebook

Today I was in a discussion with my boyfriend over the best way to upload pictures to Twitter and Facebook. I did not understand why he only uploaded pictures to one site, rather than both. He explained that it was because it  took too much time to upload to both sites. He followed this up with his frustration of uploading pictures to TwitPic and they would not show the captions of his Tweet. I quickly decided to investigate the situation and figure out the best way to upload pictures.

Uploading pictures to both Twitter and Facebook are important in order to maintain your brand. This brand could be your personal brand as far as your own social image. Your brand could also be for a company. Uploading pictures frequently gives customers or friends an insight in to your brand. Uploading pictures frequently to all of your social media sites is important in order to retain the interest of customers/friends. The question is, how do you do this quickly?!?

Luckily, most phones have photo capability. If you don’t, stop now- and run to the store and buy yourself a late Christmas Gift. Uploading pictures to your desired website is as easy as clicking the photo on your cellphone and sending picture via a MMS or email to Facebook/Twitter. If you send a picture as an email/MMS than the subject of the email or message will be your tweet/photo caption. The directions for both Twitter and Facebook are as follows. Also, remember that in order to upload quickly to both Twitter and Facebook, you should use both email addresses in the “TO” line of your email.

TwitPic:

*1) Sign In using your Twitter Account.

*2) Click on the “Upload” tab.

*3) Under this tab there will be a specific email that you will send your pictures to in order to upload to TwitPic. It will be highlighted in yellow.

*4) Save the address found in step 3 as “TwitPic” in your phone for easy email sending.

5) Take a picture using your cell phone.

6) If you are using an iPhone, there is a simple “email” button on the bottom left hand corner to easily send the picture. On other phones, find the email function to send your picture message.

7) Type your desired caption for your photo on your phone in the subject line.

8) Insert the Twit Pic address as the “to” line and press send.

Facebook:

*1) Sign in to Facebook

*2) Click on photos

*3) Click on Mobile Upload tab

*4) Under the tab there will be a highlighted link for “Upload photos from via email”

*5) Save the email address as “Facebook Photo” in your phone

6) Take your picture using your phone and then insert the Facebook Photo Contact.

* Items marked by the asterisk only need to be performed on the initial set up of sending picture messages.

Simple! Now have fun uploading all your on-the-spot Christmas Photos or whatever pictures promotes your “Brand”.

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