Friday, June 30, 2006

Mentos & Coke Trick

I just couldn't resist one more.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Revver VIdeo Uploader Cracks 500!

In a record setting move, James Jarvis (Marquisdejolie) has surpassed 500 videos. This is an incredible accomplishment because the collection is not just quantity. It's quality. And it's REAL.

Here's his 500th video. A wonderfully disturbing video of his visit to his sister and mother's house. What a mood. I'm laying on my couch giggling like a stoned teenager.

CONTRATULATIONS JAMES JARVIS. Or whatever your real name is. I think I almost heard your sister say your real name.

Why I'm Sleep Deprived Today

My son woke up in the middle of the night with the story depicted in this video. I was bummed I didn't have my camera next to my bed, but I was lucky enough that he retold his nightmare to me later in the morning. Ya have to stay on it through the final word. That's the payoff.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ZeFrank Scoop

People fight to be the first person to post to a new ZeFrank clip. Today I'm posting his video to Revverberation before it's live on his site. It's sad that I care enough about that. But he's got some funny crap.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Today's Secret Message

No such user[Failure instance: Traceback: exceptions.AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'login' /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:345:_startRunCallbacks /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:358:_runCallbacks /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:316:_continue /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:277:unpause --- --- /home/dotz/lib/python2.4/site-packages/twisted/internet/defer.py:358:_runCallbacks /home/revver/lib/python2.4/site-packages/revver/views/users.py:888:_gotuser

(What I get when I try to retrieve my password).

Monday, June 26, 2006

What Makes My Revver Income Vary?

It's impossible for us to point to exactly why Revver revenue varies during certain periods. Weeks ago we saw a dramatic spike, and it seems to have stalled according to recent posts.

Some theories raised:
> Delay of payments by Revver
> Error
> They love me, they love me not

My theory: Ad flights and prices fluctuate. We can't see how profitable certain ads are, but clearly when Revver is flighting many ads for Chappelle or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang we can assume higher "cost per clicks" to advertisers. Since advertisers typically buy a fixed inventory, it's entirely possible that Eepy Bird exhausted some campaign budgets and that might be explaining our lower income. Just because an ad appears doesn't mean an advertiser paid for it.

As Revver gets more popular, it will get better advertisers. As it gets better advertisers it can pay itself and us more. As it pays us more, we'll make it a better site. And the cycle continues (rinse, repeat).
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Reactions To Your Videos

One of the nice things about Revver is the lack of a comments functionality. Most of the feedback I get on YouTube is depressing. Although some recent comments have been nice. I've actually spent the past few days going back and forth with someone who said my videos suck and I'm a faggot. I've been responding with "I know you are but what am I" and "I am rubber you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and back to you." It's quite fun because the guy keeps getting more and more angry.

Anyway, here's my view of what makes good feedback on a viral video. What kind of response to you get from folks on e-mail?

Mayday, Mayday..... Revver Down


Am I the only one getting withdrawl twitches? Well- CubeBreak is working, so common by.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Votes and Views: As Unpredictable as Online Videos Themselves

We've all notices that the votes and views counts seems damaged. I got a 5 rating on a video that's never been watched (White Bucks). And I haven't been able to vote since there was still snow on the ground. I'm less concerned about this, except in two ways:
1) Does the view count mean that we may not be getting credit for ad clicks?
2) How will the competitions (KissKissBangBang and Chappelle's Block party) be judged if voting isn't working. Maybe I can't vote because my computer is cookied since I submit. But I get pink stars and no confirmation that the vote took.

Anyone else having problems?

Oh- here's White Bucks. It was designed to solicit horrible comments on YouTube.