Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

YouTube Partner? Sure Thing!

June 25, 2011 1 comment

On Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:34 AM I received an email from YouTube. The heading, as you can see above read – “Your video has been submitted for revenue sharing“.

I was more surprised than anyone else to receive this letter and immediately became suspicious thinking it must be a scam of some sort. So I read the entire email through and through and checked out all the links on the page. They all were legit links.

Which video was eligible for revenue sharing? My video that I mentioned in this post: “A Favor To Ask: Help Me Blog For & Road Trip With Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin”. The video, as mentioned in that post and located at, is an attempt to get myself on a 15 day roadtrip with Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin as the official CEO Blogger. It is because of you folks and my friends on Twitter that YouTube noticed this video and asked me if I would like to apply for revenue sharing.

I did not expect this to happen but if YouTube wants to offer me a chance to make some money from my video – and the ads that YouTube is putting in it anyway – wouldn’t I be a fool not to accept the offer? I wonder what will come of this but I wanted to thank everyone who reads this blog and has spread word of my Mobilicity CEO Blogger contest entry video and “Liked” it – I have 23 Likes and 3 Dislikes (can’t please everyone all the time!).  This might be where I start making that awesome-cool ‘Internet money’ I keep hearing so much about…but I very highly doubt it. My video still only has 242 views. I wonder what YouTube’s analytics tell it about my video that makes it considered ‘viral’. Will I ever know?

Here’s some more info on my video as it stands today in terms of the “Insight”. I hope YouTube doesn’t get pissed off that I am sharing this info…I don’t see why they would as it is info which is for my benefit…although now that I am looking at the image below I am thinking maybe I should set my Privacy settings for the stats to Private (They’re public now for some reason). Then again, why do I care? I just want to win the contest! But I digress…

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

A Favor To Ask: Help Me Blog For & Road Trip With Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin

June 17, 2011 7 comments

OK, to be fair, this is the second contest in 3 months I am asking you to help me out with a contest. But I think all y’all know that this is the contest for me. Also, I wanted an excuse to add my video for the contest to this blog. If I win this contest, I will also finally be able to go on my epic road trip that I didn’t go on when I didn’t go to Chicago.

The contest is to be the official blogger for a road trip that Mobilicity CEO Dave Dobbin is taking across Canada.

According to the contest description the winner will receive

…a road trip with Mobilicity’s CEO, currently anticipated to commence from Toronto on or around July 15, 2011 and concluding in Vancouver by or around July 30, 2011 (the “Trip”). Transportation to Toronto will be provided (if the winner resides outside Toronto) and transportation from Vancouver (if the winner resides outside Vancouver) will also be provided.  

….Prize winner’s attendance and participation in the form of documenting the Trip via social media are mandatory.

As my regular readers know (I hope!) I am a pretty good blogger and am a total social media addict so this would be superfantasticawesome for me. 15 days with the CEO of Mobilicity. As a phone and gadget geek that is like a dream come true!

Anyway, without further ado – here is my video. I hope you will “Like” the video on YouTube and support me in this endeavor!

TTC Buses In Head On Collision At Wilson Station [With Photos & Video By Me]

May 13, 2011 2 comments

Today, I was sitting at work minding my own business when I saw a tweet from a local news agency:

“BREAKING: Several people have been injured in a head-on crash involving two TTC buses at Wilson Avenue and Wilson Heights Boulevard.”

Right afterward, as I mused whether or not to go check out the scene because it was 2 minutes from me my friend ReTweeted a tweet by a woman who is a “[news agency name removed] Senior Assignment Editor, overnight news anchor, sometimes reporter” (taken from her Twitter bio) that read:

“Anyone in #Toronto near Wilson & Wilson Heights? Crash involving two TTC buses. Looking for pics”

So I figured what the heck I would head over there and take some pictures with my trusty BlackBerry Torch 9800 and ideally they would be on the local news agency’s TV channel and almost definitely (so I thought) on their Twitter feed which would be really cool.

Below is the pictures I took today. They are from a set I posted on Flickr which, as you know, I have recently started using.


TTC Wilson Station Bus Crash, a set on Flickr.

The local news agency did indeed use one of my pictures in their story when the news was still fresh. Now, however, my picture is no longer there replaced by a video of Toronto Police Traffic Services Constable Hugh Smith and the scene.

I also got video of Toronto Police Traffic Services Constable Hugh Smith on hand Read more…

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