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Lucky - Patrick Yovanov
Patrick Yovanov is a 26-year-old graphic designer. While attending university in Cincinnati, Patrick went to his campus physician, expecting the doctor to confirm his suspicions of an iron deficiency. Instead, the physician sent Patrick to the E.R., where P...
Patrick Yovanov is a 26-year-old graphic designer. While attending university in Cincinnati, Patrick went to his campus physician, expecting the doctor to confirm his suspicions of an iron deficiency. Instead, the physician s...
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Agreed - often we forget how lucky we are that YouTube (for some reason) decided it would share revenue in the early days. Of course, I believe that's good for YouTube because it makes the site a place where creators want their content to get viewed very badly, and thus will spend time and money making great content.

Facebook appears to be interested in video, but why would I upload a video to facebook if it doesn't go out to the people following me or earn me money that I can use to buy groceries or pay employees. 

The whole mystery of social media...the "I make content so Facebook shareholders can get richer" ethos is very odd. It's all about promotion, getting views on your content, getting recognition in the hopes that, eventually, there will be some payoff. Well, that payoff comes to very few people, and it makes it clear how much healthier and exciting the YouTube ecosystem is...even if it's not the healthiest it's ever been.
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Interesting idea. It is true that YouTube does have high quality content on it, and there are many success stories from people going from making random videos to making it their job. Facebook, on the other hand, seems to want content, but what content there is new? Most of what people post in the feed these days is shared stuff that was created other places in the Internet. Their video platform sucks and lacks options, their photo sharing is antiquated and not overly intuitive short of posting things on your wall. G+'s is pretty, but also kinda hard to navigate. Very interesting 
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New +Improv Everywhere video - The 1860s Bar!  We turned back the clock 150 years in a bar in Brooklyn, surprising strangers. 
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Preview of the next episode of my podcast, These Stories (Don't Mean Anything) - to be released on Friday.
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These Stories (Don't Mean Anything) Promo: "Lucky"
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#BFFs - Steph Dilts & Josh Esau
Steph Dilts impulsively took a trip to a concert, where she literally bumped into Josh Esau. What started as an apology to a stranger, turned into what neither Steph nor Josh expected, but exactly what they both needed. Story by: Steph Dilts & Josh Esau Pro...
Steph Dilts impulsively took a trip to a concert, where she literally bumped into Josh Esau. What started as an apology to a stranger, turned into what neither Steph nor Josh expected, but exactly what they both needed. S...
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These Dyson Airblades are the messiest urinals ever made... :-\ 
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Best variety act I've seen in years.  5am and I was waking up the house giggling.  http://youtu.be/7ixiP_nmCfU

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