Joe Corbett’s Video Reports from New Orleans Amidst Hurricane Gustav

Peter Corbett‘s brother Joe is down in New Orleans where he decided to shelter in place during Hurricane Gustav.  They still have power and Internet access.  So… He’s been posting video updates on YouTube.

Here’s 6am:

Here’s 7am:

Here’s 8am:

Please keep Joe Corbett and all the folks still in New Orleans in your prayers.  I can’t even imagine what they’re going through.

Miss the Oscars? Watch the Oscars in 60 Seconds from Mahalo Daily.

Last night, I was flying from Michigan back to Washington DC and didn’t get home till around 11:30pm.  I completely missed the Oscars.  I was kind of bummed  It’s a show that I usually like to watch every year.

Well no worries.  The cool kids over at Mahalo Daily did a video synopsis… “The Oscars in 60 seconds.” It’s pretty good.  Check it out.

I don’t feel as bad about missing the show now.

The Queen of England is Now on YouTube

The British Monarchy is on YouTube

I’ve always had a fascination with the history and the mystique of the British Monarchy… maybe because here in the United States we don’t have a king or queen.  It’s just fascinating  to read about and watch documentaries of.  But alas… it’s always been so far away (across the Atlantic Ocean)… until now.

The British Monarch is now on YouTube.  They’ve launched their own channel.

This rocks. They can upload videos from today and from years past.  You can get a peak behind the family and inside the history… my inner nerd is smiling.

And the thing is… I must not be alone because the channel itself has almost had a quarter million views (250,000+).

The Queen is going to even upload her Christmas message to YouTube so that its available there the same time its being played live on TV.

I’d post some of the videos but they disabled embedding… bummer.

YouTube Launches 9 Localized Versions of their Site

It is truly a WORLD WIDE Web. You will get users from across the globe.

Flickr isn’t the only one realizing how much more effectively they can serve their global audience with localized versions of the site for specific areas of the world.
YouTube has just launched country specific sites for Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

I’d love to see how these localized sites have improved the traffic that both Flickr and YouTube are getting.