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History of the Entire World!

This one’s only about a week old, and Fine Brothers Entertainment already got it in front of YouTubers React. And I’m glad they did.

Oh man, the speed and the cuts just get more complicated when you’re switching between the reactors… Still, their discussion about the video is interesting.

For one thing, I was reminded I was a history major when they were talking about how they were amazed at all the things they didn’t know that they were learning…

And their thoughts on using a video like this in teaching were interesting. The idea of using it as a jumping-in point for topics in history class seems good and fun.

However, as they point out in the informational text near the end, the video took creator Bill Wurtz about 11 months to make – so the idea of teachers creating things like this for use in class is a bit intimidating. Which means that for this to work for classes, teachers are stuck either making something like this over a long time, or else they’re stuck waiting for YouTubers to do the work – and hoping they’re accurate.

I’m interested in what you think! And here’s the original, 20ish minute video…

 

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Try not to smile or laugh – allow us to steal some of your time!

So one of the occasional features on the Fine Bros Entertainment YouTube channel that we liked was when they showed them videos and told them to try not to smile or laugh. Whoever made it through all the videos was a winner. Some of the clips they show make it really hard, with looping fails or slow motion.

React Channel logoWith their newer channel, just called React, they have turned this into a far more frequent thing, up to 24 episodes now where all it is is these challenges. It also opened it up to being not just one group (Teens, Elders, Kids, Adults, YouTubers…) doing the challenge, but instead a mix.

I just looked and saw we haven’t really mentioned this on the blog, even though we watch all of these when they’re posted! Often the videos themselves we can resist laughing at, but the reactors – when they laugh, and then catch themselves laughing and realize they’re out – we end up laughing at or with. In other words, we’re not very good at this at all.

So here’s the playlist, currently 24 challenges. Enjoy!

Try not to smile or laugh – allow us to steal some of your time!

So one of the occasional features on the Fine Bros Entertainment YouTube channel that we liked was when they showed them videos and told them to try not to smile or laugh. Whoever made it through all the videos was a winner. Some of the clips they show make it really hard, with looping fails or slow motion.

React Channel logo

With their newer channel, just called React, they have turned this into a far more frequent thing, up to 24 episodes now where all it is is these challenges. It also opened it up to being not just one group (Teens, Elders, Kids, Adults, YouTubers…) doing the challenge, but instead a mix.

I just looked and saw we haven’t really mentioned this on the blog, even though we watch all of these when they’re posted! Often the videos themselves we can resist laughing at, but the reactors – when they laugh, and then catch themselves laughing and realize they’re out – we end up laughing at or with. In other words, we’re not very good at this at all.

So here’s the playlist, currently 24 challenges. Enjoy!

YouTube Geek Week – Memories from before YouTube

Holly and I were talking last night about how YouTube has reached a point of feeling so pervasive, of having been something that’s always been there. But YouTube started in 2005 – not yet a decade even.

These days, when we share videos with each other, it’s all YouTube. When we want to share a video with you here on the blog, it’s usually all from YouTube. But back in the day, we were watching Internet videos, too, and they weren’t on YouTube, but other sites, like Albino Black Sheep and Ebaum’s World, and Flash creators, like HomeStar Runner and Amy Winfrey.

So I haven’t watched much from Geek Week, because a lot of what I’ve seen is stuff on the normal channels I watch with a Geek Week label, like a new TableTop on Geek & Sundry, and an hour-long Table Talk on SourceFed Nerd. So instead of giving you Geek Week, let’s look back at highlights from BYT – Before YouTube! Warning: some videos NSFW.

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The Fine Bros Stole My Evening

So, I did have a plan for something to post for tonight, an idea I have actually been thinking about for a couple of weeks, but that will have to wait until Wednesday because David and I got sucked into the react videos by The Fine Bros. If you do not know who The Fine Bros are, they do a series of different groups reacting to videos; including Elders, Teens, Kids, and YouTubers. They react to trailers, tv, viral videos, music, anything you can think of probably they could have people react to it.

It started out just me showing David the latest YouTubers React video and very quickly spiraled out of control. The thing that YouTube is really great at is getting you to watch more YouTube. It is a sick twisted spiral that can suck all your time away. So for tonight here are our favorite react videos by The Fine Bros. Continue reading