YouTube hosts New Year’s Eve Bash

In another sign that the Internet has taken over everything in our lives, video sharing site YouTube will host its first ever Year Year’s Eve Countdown.

The video sharing Web site now owned by Google is teaming up with Warner Music Group to produce the first-ever YouTube New Year’s Eve Countdown. The promotion, which is sponsored by Chevrolet, will celebrate New Year’s as it happens around the world with new videos featured every hour from New Zealand to Los Angeles.

In addition to videos from top YouTube personalities, WMG will provide special video content from New Year’s celebrations with its artists as well as music videos and concert footage. “Almost-live” videos from New Year’s concerts from New York City, Scotland, Los Angeles, and Houston will be uploaded directly from the venues using mobile phones. Some of the bands playing include, Panic! At the Disco, the Goo Goo Dolls and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Users can upload their videos in a special New Year’s YouTube group at www.youtube.com/group/newyears.

I guess we can all forget about Dick Clark now.


24 thoughts on “YouTube hosts New Year’s Eve Bash”

  1. Tyler says:

    Hey we can’t get rid of Dick Clark! Besides whats his face.. Ryan Seacrest is doing for him while Clark recovers from his Stroke.

  2. HMTKSteve says:

    Shouldn’t this fall under a Google New Years special? They did buy YouTube and all…

  3. Alex Becker says:

    O well I could care less. I am always doing something
    on New Years and it does not include watching Dick Clark or YouTube.

  4. John Chow says:

    True, but YouTube is still operating as a separate company.

  5. RusPlaneta says:

    Please John slow down on posting. I just can’t keep up absorbing you give us.

    Thanks anyways.

  6. Leftblank says:

    Looks like a smart way to get attention from the users again, I wonder how long the delay will be between the actual happening and the first movies uploaded, sometimes YouTube is very up-to-date, but ever now and then the community is very slow in ‘reporting’ news.

  7. Matt says:

    The thought of staying home on New Years Night to watch that is quite depressing. Still, it goes to show how much of an impact Youtube’s made over the past two years. Scary to think.

  8. Yes, YouTube’s short term growth has been phenemonal, and in itself along with Myspace etc seems to have sparked the whole Web 2.0 phenomenon. Good publicity though!

  9. Ana says:

    Ah sweet, I think it’s more like Google’s taking over everything in everybody’s lives. Who wants to guess the number of people who’ll “tune into” youtube for the new years countdown?

  10. Justin says:

    lol thats silly.

  11. My prediction – A few more decades and we’ll all have goog fibre plugged directly into our brains. 😉

    (As Fry from Futurama argued when told that he should get out and experience real life – “But it’s HDTV; it’s higher resolution than real life!”

    Oh John slight typo on the Youtube story link there buddy.

    Hope all you guys have a great New Years anyway.

    Matt

  12. Gdog says:

    Computer nerds can unite online now at the stroke of midnight! 😉

  13. Kench says:

    Yap! the internet has teally taken over our lives!!

  14. Tony says:

    Alright, I now don’t have to actually get out for New Years! Thank YouTube *sigh*

  15. Nomar says:

    LoL, wonder if many people will be there,, im sure not 🙂

  16. Leftblank says:

    I’ll be there to make sure you wont be Nomar 😉

  17. Ed Lau says:

    Who the hell wants to stay home and watch stuff on YouTube for NYE? NYE is time to get hammered and make really bad decisions!

  18. Agreed, I think I’ll be sticking with a more traditional new years eve celebration, rather than watching stuff on YouTube. I think it will be a success though.

  19. Leftblank says:

    Well, I guess it’s an ‘ok’ solution for plenty of people who either have no friends around or can’t be bothered with it, especially now they also broadcast celebrities – I bet those tickets are hard to get.

  20. David Mackey says:

    Better the internet than television. The internet allows so much more interaction and variety.

  21. Leftblank says:

    True, but you usually can easily sit at the TV with multiple people, while behind your pc you’re not actually physically meeting others, which is still the favorite of a lot of people 😉

  22. Tony says:

    Unless of course you’ve got your computer hooked up to your TV. YouTube replaces my TV, and the money I save on the cable bill go towards faster internet line. Now to figure out how to search for videos with a remote…

  23. Leftblank says:

    You’ve got a point there Tony, though theres more than enough fancy shows/comedians on the TV here on New Year’s Eve so I wont be sitting on YouTube where the quality of movies is usually not too high 😉

  24. Nomar says:

    youve bin there leftblank???

    by the way.. funny name :p

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