YouTube Does the Harlem Shake

This video has taken me and I guess the world by store and now YouTube.  Yes! YouTube itself is doing it. Simply type Do the Harlem Shake in a YouTube search query. And you will find something very interesting / funny (IMO) done by their crafty developers.

Awesome Work Dudes

Face blurring anonymity: YouTube

Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or your children playing, or if your that girl who wants to put out a almost x rated shake your ass on camera and show off your fantastic body for others to comment on. YouTube is the place to be.

YouTube’s face blurring – a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button.  Keep in mind that the blurring isn’t perfect; if the subject turns their face away from the camera or if the camerra tilts sideways the blurring disappears. Also there’s no going back to the original non-blurred faces video so make sure if you do this to save it as a copy on YouTube itself or offline.

Find more info here

YouTube Video Issues in Google Chrome

Recently I have noticed the following issue when I was viewing videos on YouTube with Google Chrome.  All YouTube video’s seem to have this green car added to the top of the video and also look blurry. I also noticed that the color seems to be distorted. The odd thing is that other sites don’t seem to exhibit this issue.

To fix this I did the following:

Right click on the video window > settings  this will take you to the adobe flash player settings. Uncheck “Enable Hardware Acceleration” and click Close

I have noticed that this seems to only happen with older, lower quality videos.

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OS Windows
WebKit 535.19 (@113052)
JavaScript V8
Flash 11,2,202,229
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.152 Safari/535.19