Posts Tagged ‘sharing’

Yale friends create YouTube sensation

January 12, 2010

In this age of streaming video and constant sharing, creating multiple viral hits on YouTube is quite a feat, yet Yale students Kurt Hugo and Sam Tsui
make the task seem easy. 

This venture began when the friends got together to record a song. Kurt wanted Sam to sing the male part, but when the female singer didn’t show up, Sam ended up performing both parts. Kurt had the idea to put 2 images of Sam on the screen, then 3 images and so on, eventually leading to the 6-part Michael Jackson harmony that has been viewed nearly 4 million times on YouTube. 

Kurt produces the videos, creates the arrangements and performs the music, and Sam provides the vocals. The friends are now creating original music. 

Here are the numbers on the videos below:

Lady Gaga Medley: 1.47 million views in 1 month

Michael Jackson Medley: 3.98 million views in 5 months

“Don’t Stop Believing”-Glee: 3.7 million views in 7 months

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented guys!

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Why is sharing your content so important?

July 20, 2009

How much value does an idea have if it lives only in your head? In today’s world, very little.

Sharing changes everything. It transforms the way you interact with your community. It builds relationships.

“Sharing is much more important than protecting all of your ideas,” says Loic Le Meur, web entrepreneur and Seesmic CEO.

Adam Ostrow at Mashable posted some data today from AddToAny, creators of a popular widget that offers users on content sites an easy way to share stories across multiple social media sites.

“According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content. This is undoubtedly welcome news at Facebook, as the site continues to emphasize sharing and readies its own real-time search engine.”

Even more reason to get on the Facebook bandwagon…stop hiding from your high school friends.

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