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What if you could compile all of YouTube's worst-rated videos in one place? Considering the sheer volume of user content that's uploaded to the site every second, it's a daunting challenge. Nonetheless, that's the idea Boootube is trying to execute on; it's a running collection of the most down-voted clips on YouTube. In other words, it's the best of the worst; these are videos that have received hundreds and often times thousands of unfavorable votes from viewers around the world.

Selections include Lil Wayne trying his hand at guitar, controversial baby yoga demonstrations, and an expletive-laced rant targeted at an innocent Dunkin Donuts staffer. Unflattering political ads and blatantly racist rants are also a common theme. There's also a 15-minute video where the clip's host uses Photoshop to prove that the "original" Eminem died only to be quietly replaced by a lookalike. We're all familiar with the overnight sensations and stars that have been catapulted to glory thanks to YouTube. But BooTube serves as a sober reminder that the good is often outweighed by the bad or mediocre.

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YouTube has been an existence-proof of forms of video that were lurking in potentia, unable to come into existence due to limitations of the distribution channel. The two-to-three-minute video has now been firmly established as a genre (with the six-second video hot on its heels), but there's plenty of room at the long end of the scale. Case in point: subculture of YouTubers who post full-length train journeys, hours and hours' worth -- and if that's not long-form enough, how about 134-hour sea crossings?

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Casey Newton

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Video discovery app ShowYou was created to help users keep track of all the videos being shared across their social networks. But like most video app developers, including the market-leading YouTube, it has struggled to replicate the easy viewing offered on cable, Netflix, and Hulu. Most people prefer to watch a single 30- or 60-minute program than string together shorter clips, even when those clips are professionally produced.

Today ShowYou is trying to change that with an update to its app that lets anyone create a channel of videos, which can be browsed and followed in a manner similar to the curated "magazines" in Flipboard. As with Flipboard, ShowYou’s bigger play is for old-time publishers, trying to help them generate new...

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YouTube Developers Live: Elgato Systems and the new YouTube Live Streaming API

This week Jarek Wilkiewicz will host Florian Dejako from Elgato Systems and discuss how Game Capture HD integrates the new YouTube Live Streaming API to make...
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Google I/O 2013: Day 1 Technical Sessions 2

Live streamed technical sessions from Google I/O . Brought to you by Google Developers Live developers.google.com/live.
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Sam Byford

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You could be forgiven for not having the 57th anniversary of commercial videotape recording marked in your diary, but YouTube is here with a reminder. Certain videos on the site now give you the option to watch them in "tape mode," bringing all the fun of static and fuzz to your modern viewing experience. It's all in memory of the Ampex VRX-1000, which is commonly considered the world's first practical videotape recorder and blew competitors away when it was shown off on April 14th, 1956 at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Convention. If you'd like to know more about the device's place in history, LabGuy's World has a transcript of lead engineer Charles P. Ginsburg's presentation on its development.

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Blink Questions Answered

Answers to the top questions (listed with timecodes here http://chromium.org/blink/developer-faq#TOC-Q-A-Video) asked by the developer community about Blink....
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Geek Approach to Sleep Apnea - Koichi Nakayama at TEDxFukuoka

Koichi Nakayama, M.D., Ph.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering researcher at Saga University. Inspired from bone fractu...
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