Avoiding the Legal Perils of Video Blogging

Blogging is increasingly becoming a multimedia activity with more writers also adding images, audio and video to their sites. But while video blogging, or vlogging, is a great way to reach out to a new audience and engage your existing audience in a new way, it brings with it a whole new set of legal […]

5 Tricks To Help You Optimize Your Video for YouTube

Fun fact: YouTube is the second largest search engine. For some reason, this absolutely blew ┬ámy mind. The more I contemplated this very fun fact, the more I realized that it does make sense. People search for music videos and funny videos on YouTube all the time, and I know that I use YouTube far […]

“Fair Use” and Publishing Media for Blogs and Videos

Lately I’ve been building videos of my dives in the Philippines for a SCUBA blog and one thing I’ve noticed is that it is becoming harder by the day to find a video service that recognizes fair use for ambient audio tracks. Sure there are always the royalty free audio selections but most of the […]

Understanding Social Media Traffic

Online communities have been around since the dawn of the Internet, even before the World Wide Web made its appearance. People have used computer to computer communications for the same reason they’d use a telephone or, prior to that, the postal service – to interact with each other across distance. Today, what appears to be […]