Sunday, August 21, 2011

Youtube Successful History

Maybe if you ask someone, what it the most popular website today, Youtube definitely one of the answer. In 2007 Youtube reach the peak of his success in business competition on the internet after they have thousands and even millions of members both active and non active worldwide.

Everybody must be very familiar with this website. YouTube is the most popular video sharing website. The users can upload, watch, and share video clips for free. Generally, the videos on YouTube are music video clips, films, TV, and a fan made video. Media format used in YouTube videos are flv. Flv can be played in the web browser that has Flash Player plugin.

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim all whom are PayPal pioneer. Prior to PayPal, Hurley studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "YouTube.com" domain name activated on February 15, 2005, and the website is built in the following months. A preview at their site in May 2005 and six months later, YouTube was first officially emerged.

Similar to many new technology companies, YouTube began as an effort funded in a small office and inexpensive. In November 2005, Sequoia Capital, the venture capital firm trading, investing $3.5 million dollar, besides that, Roelof Botha, companies partner and the former CFO of PayPal, joined the Youtube board of directors. In April 2006, Sequoia invested another $8 million dollar in the company which has experienced rapid growth and popularity in just the first few months of its existence.

Youtube.com name selection resulted in problems for a site named like, Utube.com. The site owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after experiencing an overload regularly caused by people looking for YouTube website.

In summer 2006, YouTube became one of the fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web, and placed by Alexa as the fifth most popular website, which is growing far beyond MySpace site. According to a review on July 16, 2006, 100 million clips watched on YouTube each day, with 65,000 new videos are uploaded every 24 hours. According to Nielsen / NetRatings, YouTube is visited by nearly 20 million users each month, with approximately 44% of the watcher were women, and 56% of men. The aged between 12 to 17 years is the main watcher. Youtube superiority in online video market is very surprising. According to Hitwise.com, YouTube controls 64% of the online video market in the UK.

On October 9, 2006, YouTube announced that it would be acquired by Google for the price of $1.65 billion in stock. Purchase agreement between Google and YouTube came after YouTube signed three agreements with a few media companies in an attempt to avoid lawsuits against copyright infringement. YouTube will continue to operate independently, and all company employees and the founders will continue working in the company. Transaction to acquire YouTube finish on 13 November, and it's Google's largest purchase so far.

On November 2008, YouTube reach agreement with MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment and CBS that allows these companies to load movies and full television shows on YouTube site, included with advertising, as a step to compete with other video sites like Hulu, which featured published video by NBC, Fox, and Disney.

Video Format
YouTube video player technology-based was Adobe Flash Player that allows this site to displays a video of comparable quality with existing video technologies (such as Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and RealPlayer). This plugin is required to watch Flash video, but the survey results found that Adobe Systems Flash plugin already installed in 95% of personal computers.

Uploaded videos to YouTube by a regular account holders are limited to 15 minutes in length. When YouTube was launched in 2005, longer videos can be uploaded, but the 10-minute limit imposed in March 2006 after YouTube find a lot of these long video was pirated movie and television shows. Partner accounts is permitted to upload videos over 10 minutes as long as it's allowed by YouTube. 10 minute limit was raised to 15 minutes in July 2010. Partner accounts are permitted to upload longer videos, subject to acceptance by YouTube. File size is limited to 2 GB for uploads to YouTube site, and 20 GB from Advanced Uploader user.

YouTube accepts video uploads in most formats, including WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MP4, DivX, FLV and OGG. YouTube also supports 3GP, so you can upload videos from your mobile phones.



Video Quality
In the beginning, YouTube only broadcast video in one format, but now exists in three formats and also a "mobile" format for viewing on mobile phones. The default format was 320x240 pixel video with Sorenson Spark codec and MP3 mono audio.

"High quality" video which was introduced in March 2008, is shown in 864x480 pixels with stereo AAC audio. This format shows a lot of quality improvement compared to default. In November 2008, 720p HD support is introduced. At the same time, the YouTube player aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen. 720p video resolution was 1280x720 pixels and adjusted to the H.264 video codec with stereo AAC audio. In November 2009, 1080p HD was introduced, at 1920x1080.

3D Video
In a video being uploaded on July 21, 2009, Youtube software engineer Peter Bradshaw announced that YouTube users can upload a 3D video. This 3D video can be watched like a regular video, or feel the 3D effect by wearing special glasses.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Choosing The Right Mobile Carrier

This post brought to you by Net10. All opinions are 100% mine.

Telecommunication needs, both telephone and SMS seems increasingly today, no wonder many mobile carrier are competing to make their service and pricing much acceptable by the customer.

Just like Net10, offering monthly plans with 30 days unlimited or easy minutes plus service. You will a have a great deal with nationwide coverage and unlimited talk, text, and data. There are no long term contracts, no activation fees, no surprise bills, no credit checks and no age limit.

If you want to use the unlimited monthly plan, you only have to pay $50 for 30 day service, or if you more prefer the easy minutes plus it's start from $15 for 200 minutes. Switch between plans each month to suit your budget and airtime needs, without penalties or additional fees.

How actually is it works? Just follow this simple step:

  1. Buy and active your Net10 phones. Activation was so simple, just visit Net10 website and and choose active menu. And follow the step.
  2. Test your phones. Make a call, send text message, or download your favorite ringtone.

Just like that, 2 simple step. Expired service date was displayed on your phone screen. And if you want to add an airtime just visit Net10 website, a nearby store or directly from your phone.

Net10 also support for a Long Distance Service, and it's available to over 75 countries, for about 15 cents per minute on calls originated in the US. If you and your family hate those international long distance cost, International Neighbors program is for you, it's currently available to Canada and Mexico. This program gives you a special phone number that your family and friends can use to reach you at your NET10 number, with only a regular pricing call.

But, what exactly is Net10? Net10 is a subsidiary of Tracfone, a every simple prepaid cellular offering, long distance and roaming calls. So you don't have to sign a contract. It connectivity and reception was so impressive, both for voice and text.

With a good reception you will not miss any single phone call from your business associates, or maybe a family in crisis that will need your help. And if you need an airtime for a very important calls just buy it with your phone or via website. This is so recommended solution if you're a very busy person that needs a very simple service to support your activity. Easy to buy, easy to use, easy to manage your costs and of course eliminate the risk of unpleasant business surprises.

Net10 only uses trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung. All phones starts from $15 and many include free minutes. Not only for calling and texting, it's also have an essential features, such camera, video recorder, bluetooth capability, mobile web and full QWERTY keyboard.

If you want to know more about Net10 just follow their twitter or facebook. And maybe you can find out what the Real NET10 customer may say about the service. Or this Cute NET10 commercial. Net10 is definitely the one for you.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Overcome Insomnia

  1. Exercise Regularly
    Several studies suggest that regular exercise can help people experiencing problems with sleep. Exercise should be done in the morning and not a few minutes before bed. By exercising, you become a more optimal health so the body can fight stress that comes.
  2. Avoid Too Much Drinking and Eating Before Bedtime
    Foods that too much will cause the stomach to be uncomfortable, while drinking too much will cause you to frequently go to the toilet. Surely these two conditions will disturb your sleep.
  3. Sleep In a Comfortable Environment
    At bedtime, turn off the lights, turn off anything that cause noise, make sure you are comfortable with the temperature of your bedroom. Keep your clock from view because it can make you anxious because you haven't fall asleep while the night is getting late.
  4. Limit The Drinks That Can Keep You Awake, Such as Tea, Coffee, Liquor and Cigarettes
    This kind of thing will keep you awake of course, you do not need it if you want to sleep.
  5. Eat Snacks
    Eat food with little carbohydrate and add a glass of warm milk.
  6. Take a Bath With Warm Water
    30 minutes or an Hour bath with warm water before bedtime will stimulate a drowsy feeling. In addition, warm baths can also reduces tense of the body.
  7. Stop TV
    Read books at least an hour before bedtime.
  8. Use Your Bed Only For Sleeping
    This will help your body adjust to the environment in which to sleep. When you lie in bed, then there will be stimulus for sleep.
  9. Perform Regular Relaxation Activities
    Listening music, practicing breathing, and meditation will help slow the processes that occur in the body so that your body becomes more relaxed. This situation will ease you to sleep.
  10. Clear Your Mind
    Get rid of all the worries from your mind. One way to do this is to write down all your thoughts by blogging or on a diary.

Sleep and wake up in a regular time period every day. Irregular bedtime will disrupt your sleep time.

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