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Saving the World, One Virtual Show at a Time

May 12, 2020

YouTube livestreaming saved the performance of the studio show “Madeline May Saves the World” after a live performance wasn’t possible.

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Staying Fit Online: The Guide to YouTube Exercise Videos

May 12, 2020

From simple stretching routines to intense HIIT cardio, YouTube offers a broad range of exercise videos for people of all athletic abilities.

Spotify pays artists about $0.0039 every time one of their songs is streamed on its platform. (RASHMI SINGH/THE OBSERVER)

Support Artists, Buy Your Music

March 14, 2018

I am an artist. Like billions of other people around the globe, I derive great pleasure from expressing ...

Streaming music poses an ethical question for music lovers, as they must ask themselves if they feel comfortable with their favorite artists being underpaid. (JESS LUSZCZYK/THE OBSERVER)

Streaming vs. Pay-Per-Song: The Ethical Implications

November 16, 2016

With the rising popularity of music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play, th...

Lawton fell in love with beauty vlogging after discovering it on YouTube in 2008. (PHOTO COURTESY OF AVERY BART)

Neckholas: Fordham’s Newest YouTube Star

March 9, 2016

By CHRISSY PUSZ Contributing Writer From the moment he first discovered YouTube makeup tutorials in...

Emily Tarpey (left) and Leena Borst (right) in a scene from “Gentrified,” their comedic web series that follows the adventures of two girls through the boroughs of New York City. (gentrifiedthewebseries/

“Gentrified”: The Yuppies Are Coming

November 15, 2012

Fordham Alums Discuss Creating and Starring in New Web Comedy Series By ANDREW MILNE Staff Writer Publ...

The Amanda Todd Suicide: the Next KONY?

October 27, 2012

By MARIA FISCHER Staff Writer Published: October 26, 2012 Like many procrastinators, I opted to read my social network news feeds rather than engage in mindless midterm studying. As I scrolled down my Twitter feed, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. But then a tweet stuck out: “RIP Amanda Todd.” I kept scrolling, but then came across ...

Jaunita John Sings Her Way Toward YouTube Stardom

Jaunita John Sings Her Way Toward YouTube Stardom

March 7, 2012

By IAN MCKENNA Asst. Online Editor Published: March 7, 2012 In less than a month, Jaunita John, Fordham College at Lincoln Cent...

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Status Updated, Mood Tweeted and Life Tumblred

November 16, 2011

ALISSA FAJEK Contributing Writer Published: November 16, 2011 You open your laptop, load the Int...

The Hottest New YouTube Video Starring: Your Professor?

June 1, 2011

Fordham Community Iffy About YouTube’s College Partnerships By Brianna Steinhilber Contributing Writer Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Let’s “get some shoes,” mourn with Chris Crocker and go to class? In the near future, this may all be possible from the comfort of your dorm room, due to efforts by Web sites like...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 27, 2011

By CATHERINE WERNQUEST Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Iran So Far” The latest Andy Samberg SNL Digital Short showcases him alongside of Fred Armisen who stands in, uncannily, for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  The spoof is prompted by Ahmadinejad’s comment during his recent talk at Columbia University that, “In Iran, ...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 26, 2011

By ANDREW GNERRE Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama This is the first recommendation, and with good reason, because honestly, videos like this are why YouTube is successful. The clip is puzzling, informative, challenging, surreal and, most importantly, fa...