BBM now available on both iOS and Android

BBM now available on both iOS and Android

 

Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app was released this week and there were over 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours. They are hoping to be one of the leading private social networks for people who need immediate communication and IM with privacy. You have the ability to share videos, images, and text in real time. You can also chat with groups as large as 30 people at once. That is definitely a nice feature. Other competitive apps would be WhatsApp which claim to have 350 million active users and also Kik Messenger with 80 million.

Top 10 YouTube Videos by Most Views (as of October 16, 2013)

Top 10 YouTube Videos by Most Views (as of October 16, 2013)

 

I updated the stats in my social media presentations and these are the top 10 YouTube videos by most views as of October 16, 2013. Not too long ago Charlie was number 1. It is the oldest video in this list and the only non-music viral video. I have also included the upload dates to YouTube for each of these videos.

1. PSY – Gangham Style
1.8 BILLION
Uploaded July 15, 2012

6 Million Space Bars Pressed Every Second Around the Globe

6 Million Space Bars Pressed Every Second Around the Globe

 

One of my favorite YouTube channels that I watch is Michael with Vsauce. I love the amount of research he puts into his topics and his presentation style. His videos are usually around 5-12 minutes in length and quite thought provoking. He says “Our World is Amazing” and I couldn’t agree more!

One of his videos (see below) is regarding the how often people type on computers or send text messages around the world. The letter “e” is the most common representing 9% of all letters typed and the space bar represents twice that amount. His conclusion, the space bar is being pressed 6 million times per second around the world. If you ever feel alone, just press the space bar and know you aren’t typing alone. Lol.

Royalty Free Music for your next presentation or YouTube video

Royalty Free Music for your next presentation or YouTube video

 

We all need music from time to time for websites, slideshows, YouTube videos, PowerPoint presentations and such. Choosing the right music makes a huge difference to the impact. You need to be aware of any licensing issues that may haunt you regarding the music you decide to use. Avoid being liable for financial loss and costly litigation. Some sites allow you to use the music for personal use and others also allow commercial. Several have different license pricing based on how you use it. There are a number of sites available out there. Most have very limited selections. Here are a few sites to check out the next time you are looking. The key is to look for “royalty free”  music to avoid getting in trouble. You can also search for “Creative Commons License” which is being used by artists.