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YouTube opens Partner Program so everyone can make money from their videos

Ever thought of being a movie star or perhaps an internet-sensation?

Well, YouTube just opened it’s doors to you. They have a Partner Program designed to turn you into a skilled creator of popular videos, and get paid for it too:

YouTube has now announced that its expanding the eligibility to the program across the twenty countries that it’s available in, meaning it’s not just those with the popular videos who are invited to join the scheme.

The YouTube Partner Program is currently available in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.

“We’re excited to provide more creators with the opportunity to become partners and have access to programs and resources to help them be successful on YouTube,” said YouTube in the announcement.

Prior to this, the program was only open to producers of the most popular video content, who could gain additional privileges and choose to run advertising on their videos in return for a share of the spoils. But now it’s open to anyone who’s up for making some dollars from their finely crafted videos.

via The Next Web

So break out your talented toddlers, dogs, and cats, but beware of the coming onslaught of video-advertising.

Wikimania 2012 is in Washington, D.C.

The Wikimania 2012 conference will be held July 12-15, 2012, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  • Meet the wiki community in Washington.
  • Join a gathering of experts, enthusiasts, and those who are just curious, in a center of academia, culture, and technology.
  • Engage at the official annual conference of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community (which includes Wikipedia). It allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.

  • Submit a talk/panel/workshop for Wikimania! – Deadline is March 18.
  • Registration is now open! – Early registration discount until April 23.

This conference provides a unique opportunity for the Wikimedia community and its projects – Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wiktionary, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikimedia – to come together, share their common goals, and develop better ways to work together on an international level.

 

Schedule

  • July 6–9: Wikimania Takes Manhattan (special pre-conference event in NYC)
  • July 10–11: Hackathon
  • July 12–14: Main Conference
  • July 15: Unconference

Pre-Conference hacking days and Unconference are open to all attendees. The program for these days will be primarily informal.

 

Program Structure

The Wikimania 2012 program structure is designed to create multiple opportunities for conference participants to actively engage with the subject matter, the environment, and, most importantly, each other. Washington, D.C, can play an important role in Wikimania 2012 as a locale that gathers interest in government, culture, media, and academia around the general goals of the Wikimania conference series.

Tracks:

  • Wikis and the Public Sector
  • GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) & cultural outreach
  • WikiCulture and Community
  • Research, Analysis, and Education
  • Technology and Infrastructure

 

Wikimania 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Movie announcements for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

If you’re going to Sundance it’s time to get excited. All this week and next they are announcing the movies selected for the festival. Here is a schedule of their release:

Wed, Nov 30
U.S. Documentary and Dramatic Competition Films Announced
World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competition Films Announced

Thu, Dec 1
Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT and New Frontier Programs Announced

Mon, Dec 5
Premieres and Documentary Premieres Programs Announced

Tue, Dec 6
Short Film Programs Announced

Keep a watch on your favorite Hollywood insiders as they start picking their favorites and getting us the real dirt on each film. I prefer the LA Times and The Hollywood Reporter.

Soon they should put online the full interactive film guide so we can start setting up our own schedules and watching the previews. Stay tuned!