Join the world's first virtual online collaborative orchestra

 The folks from Youtube are asking for musicians to join the world's first "collaborative online orchestra" over at the Google Blog . Video entries will then be voted on by users worldwide and the favorite performers will get to perform in a concert at Carnegie hall. Excuse me while I go grab my trumpet.


Online videos were critical in the 2008 election

For the first time, online video played a huge role in an election cycle. The numbers are astounding though it will be interesting to see further breakdowns of the type (campaign generated, user generated, traditional media generated) of videos that dominated attention. Here's on article on the role of online video in this years election.

New York Federal Court decision to compel Google to give Viacom YouTube users' viewer history

New York Federal District Court Judge Louis Stanton has ordered Google to turn over details about YouTube user's video viewing histories. New Media Rights talked with the San Francisco Chronicle's Technology reporter Anastasia Ustinova about this troubling decision, and its implications for privacy and its chilling effect on an open, participatory grassroots culture.