The future of "reality" entertainment could possibly be right on YouTube. The days of Jersey Shore and Basketball Wives as mainstream television entertainment could be coming to an end. Sites such as Netflix and Hulu have made catching an episode of your favorites show easier than ever that people may not be tuning in anymore.
YouTube has made becoming a successful "vlogger" look fun and glamorous as people like LatoyaForever, itsJudysLife, and TheLavigneLife share their daily lives through video with thousands of viewers and subscribers.
In an interview with tubefilter, Judy Travis from itsJudysLife says, "When I started YouTube 6 years ago it was just a side hobby. I never imagined I would ever get to this level." Her success has earned her more than one million subscribers and thousands of followers on her social media sites, always allowing them to catch a glimpse into her life.
How much do these YouTubers earn exactly? Only they themselves know just how much they are earning but another Youtuber "MrWebCelebs", predicts the earnings of YouTube stars and estimates that Judy makes about $723 a day, $22,104 a month, and about $265,252 a year; all from her combined 5 YouTube channels and also probably from outside partnerships with different companies.
The question is, if videotaping your life and putting it on the Internet for the world to see were such an easy thing, why isn't everyone doing it?
Major Conglomerate Google headquarters in Nigeria encouraged media experts on the use of modern data tools for effective reportage.
Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone, West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made the appeal at the Google Data Tools for Elections Reporting Workshop held in Lagos.
Ogunlade , noted that there were various useful tools such as Google Advance Search, Google Trends, Social Media Streams, Google Alert and Tabula which could be used in sourcing data.
Mr. Ogunlade has said that the data tools would get pictures of what is happening at particular time and places and get it to the public's attention. Nigeria is a incredible country and just like many other countries it has a high censorship but that shouldn't stop the public of Nigeria from receiving news that could help the country.
To give a little background of Mr. Ogunlade, he is a communications & public affairs manager at Google and got his degree in Public Relations and Communications from Lagos State University in Lagos, Nigeria.
Vine is a mobile video sharing app. It allows its users to create and share six second videos. The videos loop continuously and are posted online. Vine is owned by Twitter. It can be used to show action and explain stories. Journalists use Vine to share videos of breaking news as it is happening.
On Thursday, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave permission to six television and film firms, which allows these firms to use drones are Astraeus Aerial, Aerial MOB, HeliVideo Productions, Pictorvision Inc., RC Pro Productions Consulting, and Snaproll Media.
A security flaw on eBay's website has been exposing eBay's customers to malicious websites. This has been happening on eBay's site since Feburary. It has been revealed that by clicking on some of the listings on the site will automatically redirect customers to harmful sites. eBay has failed to fix and inforem users about the security flaw, despite having known since Feburary.
According to BBC News, an eBay user Paul Castle contacted eBay in order to report the problem in a chat log which outlined the problem in detail with eBay's staff. This is not the first time that eBay has been hit with a security breach. eBay had a massive security breach which happened in May. The breach affected 145 million customers, which was performed by unknown hackers. The information stolen was email addresses, encrypted passwords, mailing addresses, and birth dates.
In an interview BBC News reporter Dave Lee, a spokeswoman for eBay, "The company assures that they have a security team for the site, but the hackers used tactics capable of by passing their security. These hackers intentionally adapt to their code and tactics to try to stay ahead of the most sophisticated security team."
The site eBay is being heavily criticized by security experts for failing to react quickly to the problem and allowed it to go on for so long. This is the second time eBay has had security issues this year.