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Homeless Man ‘Ted Williams’ With ‘Golden Voice’ Turns Into Internet Sensation and Dream Come True

By now you have probably heard of or seen videos related to Ted Williams, a homeless guy down on his luck with a “gift from God” in the form of a “golden voice”. Ever since a videographer filmed Mr. Williams, 53 years old, holding his sign on the side of a busy intersection in Columbus, OH he has become an internet sensation. The video posted on Youtube has received millions of views in a matter of a few days. Since then Mr. Williams has received multiple job offers.

NBC’s Today Show has also reached out to Mr. Williams airing an exclusive interview just yesterday while he made an appearance on the Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon and now today on the Today Show they have reunited him with his 90-year old mother. The video clips below says it all. Mr. Williams is truly an inspiration to those that may be down on their luck thinking that nothing is going to turn around for them.

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Do you think more people in Mr. Williams’ situation should be given another chance? If so, explain how we should go about those situations in America among our homeless population.

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Top 10 Most Popular YouTube Videos in 2010

As this year comes to a close we look back at the highlights and what really stood out. It is those memorable moments that attempt to take our breath away and one avenue on the internet that tends to do that from time to time are various YouTube videos. The video and list below is a quick recap on the most popular videos of year 2010 on YouTube. It is interesting to find out that the infamous ‘Bed Intruder song’ YouTube video takes home first place followed by the ‘Tik Tok Kesha Parody’.

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What one is your favorite?

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Katy Perry’s Sesame Street Segment Pulled Over Cleavage Revealing Dress

Ready to play dress up with Elmo on Sesame Street? Sure, Katy Perry wants to play only she had such a low-cut cleavage revealing dress that parents demanded that her segment be cut.

The popular singer Kate Perry at age 25 was in a Sesame Street segment performing a kid-friend version of her hit “Hot N Cold” with Elmo. Before it aired, parents saw the leaked segment and thought her yellow low-cut dress was a little too revealing of her cleavage. Parents reportedly (TMZ) sent angry letters to the broadcast asking that it not be aired. One person even states that the segment should be called “Cleavage Avenue”.

Here is the leaked video of the segment of Katy Perry on Sesame Street.

A Sesame Street spokes person replied to the angry viewers with this statement:

“Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewer’s opinions and particularly those of parents. In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on You Tube.”

After the whole ordeal, Katy Perry later replied on her Twitter account with the update: “I can totally tell you how to get to Sesame Street! I’ve been, Elmo & I hang out.”

What do you think? Do you think this was still kid friendly? Was her ‘stuff’ hanging out a bit too much? Bottom line, do you think this was appropriate enough for kids now days considering all of the other garbage that they watch either on TV or real live situations.

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Testing-1-2-3: YouTube Does Live Streaming

YouTube has just announced that it will start testing out a new streaming platform that will allow broadcasters to stream live video.

You have probably been wondering when YouTube would actually get into streaming live since so many other companies not near as big as YouTube have done this for years. YouTube obviously has a big following being the biggest ‘open’ video service on the internet but according to reports, YouTube streaming has been in the works for a long time now.

With any type of video streaming comes the necessary partners involved to make it all work and most importantly, make it all legal. The primary four content partners are Next New Networks, Young Hollywood, Howcast and Rocketboom. The embedded widget below shows you the LIVE streaming schedule starting with a few bits today.

Do you think we are looking at the beginning to replacing cable/satellite TV networks with streaming internet networks? Will YouTube even support such an infrastructure to even begin to talk about replacing anything that we see on TV?

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YouTube Now Has Streaming Movie Rentals

youtube-store-movie-rentals-2Did you know that YouTube has started to offer movie rentals online via their youtube.com/store site?

The Google-owned online video service has been contemplating on the idea of offering Sundance films for rental but now after the official roll-out, YouTube is offering a much broader spectrum of movies.

This may rub some elbows with the big-dogs that are already in this arena such as Netflix and iTunes in the near future. The movies are priced between 99 cents and $3.99. Each rental allows you to view the move for up to 48 hours.

Surprisingly, I found that many of the rentals feature newer movies such as The Cove and Oscar winning Precious. Still, you can find original classics to rent like Reservoir Dogs. Even though their collection is nothing near as robust as any other online movie rental service, the potential is there as they add to the database. Only time will tell if this new service catches on. YouTube will have to add some form of high-definition and high quality audio support along with an extensive collection of movies to really compete.

If YouTube offered the same movies as Netflix and iTunes in High-Definition, would you use YouTube instead?

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