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New Team Youtube twitter opened Feb 2015, looking to help the users.. https://twitter.com/teamyoutube ..
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I have been using Twitter for getting help from my bank, American Airlines, and a few others. 
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Alway look forward to uploads from +Newcastle University, they are always on the edge of tomorrow. A ton of uses here, which I was closer to Newcastle would pop in :)
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Top Gear and how I was asked a question by +Neil Connolly ..
 
+Neil Connolly It's strange really as I have never been a fan of the show, I dislike their style, but have tuned in for the star in car segment ie Cruise/Diaz & Will Smith/Margot Robbie .. Then I made a Top Gear test track video (before the sacking nonsense) and quite warmed to the show.

For anyone to see the next step, they have to take a literal jump in the Atlantic Ocean, for being based midway between UK to USA, you may get free of the BBC centric attitude and see the Top Gear idea that it really is.
1, look at the name http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear and see how it's split up.. TV show, Magazine etc..
2, we have http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_(2002_TV_series)
BBC Worldwide.. (a commercial subsidiary of the BBC,)
3, i did not know there is a current USA version (again BBC worldwide) too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_(U.S._TV_series) 4, http://whois.domaintools.com/topgear.com was created by the bbc 26-10-95 .. (again bbc worldwide) ..
and now let's talk next step
5, https://www.youtube.com/user/TopGear/about has 4.3m subs, 952m views and gets 768,000 views a day (5.3 views a week) .. we can see http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/topgear/monthly the monthly line graph quite constant unlike the trends seasonal up n down line at:

top gear versus downton abbey (ITV of course), trends
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=%22top%20gear%22%2C%20%22downton%20abbey%22&cmpt=q&tz=

top gear versus downton abbey, usa trends
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=%22top%20gear%22%2C%20%22downton%20abbey%22&geo=US&cmpt=q&tz= 

So, although the youtube channel may claim £300k a year in revenue, it do do a lot better..

as an aside there is ONE livestream 2 months ago, 1.5m views..
https://www.youtube.com/user/TopGear/videos?flow=grid&view=2 with 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T1rMsJtQU (average view duration is 15:55 -- this is VERY important) .. stepping back this was just a Q and A on a preview to series 22 -- NOT a show and not a regular LIVE slot.. my guess, do that and we see views go to 15m easy?? AND one show -- Worldwide, none of this silly TV nonsense...
 -- they have 843 vids with 10 getting over 10m views...

For me, by pure definition about cars etc.. the show is ALWAYS on the road.. They (clarkson, may, hammond) could setup shop anywhere and get A listers in there.. to chat..

YouTube LIVE gives them a very easy solution.. And no I do not think a subscription model is the way to go -- WHY? They will get high paying sponsors, show ads and live the same as any other artist, from LIVE Shows, where humans pay & get barcoded into the live face to face festival..  

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The Clarkson fans are now starting to behave like some of the Kippers we see on social media. But its probably the same people and they do Kipper trolling during the week, and then treat themselves to some Clarkson trolling at the weekend!

I love Sue Perkins' humour.... describing them as "middle-aged man trolls" and her tweet describing the abuse which said "....General Gist: Man do cars, woman do cake".

That's how you do classy and demonstrate real talent, not by punching the producer because you wanted your steak "well done"!
Presenter James May condemns those who sent death threats to Sue Perkins over reports she was replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.
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from https://test.webrtc.org we get START, from that we get, this sheet - notice two buttons near start that offer config & report. Any idea +WebRTC why the Mic failed?
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The Mic failed because you need an Audio Tec Mike... Keep me in mind I need a Job.......lol
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Update has an Share your best photos at places using the improved photo uploader which is enough in my view, on it's own to reinforce all the hard work in the last few years getting the people stuff in the right place - what is that people stuff you say, oh that + type thing..
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This is a really good watch, brings back some good memories .. (you seen this +Kerry Blakeman ) ..
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+YouTube Help I would make one more video like this, but add the Subscribing to a channel doe not send you a new video alert - to do that, check the Send Me Updates button ..
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Zoom.us Screenshare using Pause Resume For a smoother audience experience, get to grips and practice the pause and resume options with Zoom. This will… - Mike Downes - Google+
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+Gmail I cannot believe this has happened to me? I have never had this before and do not send email to large groups, like ever.. Only time for multiple email address is to Google Groups, or Google Product Forums.. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22839?hl=en-GB
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+Mike Downes​ I had this error about three years ago when I sent to a group of 400+ emails. I couldn't send for a few days but I could sign in and do anything else. Learned my lesson. :-)
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For those that dabble in video, take the test .. https://test.webrtc.org ..Just be careful that any device is a leaky bucket, in other words, want to get good video, then don't have extra tabs open, a download in the background etc.. but like running a sprint with a heavy awkward backpack on.. 
 
Introducing https://test.webrtc.org - A tool that helps users help themselves.

Real time communications can be challenging: browsers, network, hardware and operating systems need to successfully perform complex tasks for a call to be successful.

Understanding what goes wrong, often on the far end, is challenging for developers.

test.webrtc.org captures media from the microphone and camera at various resolutions and sends it back to itself through a TURN relay server, all encrypted.

Once the media is back, Javascript code looks for various issues such as black video frames and silent audio as well as testing network capabilities.

If an issue is discovered, users can easily download or upload the report. When the latter is chosen, a unique URL is created, which can be used when filing issues.

We encourage developers to take the code from github and integrate similar functionality in their own UX. This should be part of any "support request" flow.  We also encourage developers to contribute! 

https://github.com/webrtc/testrtc

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Client-side WebRTC code samples.
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There are so many things you can be doing with google, there really are..
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Rock on Mike! Skys the limit!
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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Fantastic Village Hall with a ton of facilities. I find the Outdoor Exercise Equipment just amazing, so brilliant to use, have made a photosphere of it all :)
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