DJO will be playing at the Lone Star in Ottawa tonight with Danielle Bourjeaurd! Come to the Capital Country Hoedown and share some Apple Juice with us!
Here’s the link to download your very own, high-quality video of DJO’s “Big Grey Ribbon”, the one FOX made us take down. Now you can all share it amongst yourselves..
PS: Although it would please us greatly, we are not giving this out to be re-uploaded, over and over again. FOX wouldn’t like that. So, if you have any repect for FOX, then please don’t spread this video around like wildfire. Thank you.
Ever noticed that newly uploaded YouTube videos seem to freeze at approximately 300 views? Up until the freeze, the view count seems to work in real time. The freeze lasts a few minutes to a few hours, then the count jumps drastically. Freezes then tend to continue at regular intervals.
YouTube streams over 100 million videos per day with a bandwidth of 25 million gigabytes per month. Hundreds of trillions of numbers are being crunched in real time. Consider that a comment will appear as soon as it is posted (usually), and even a short comment contains more ASCII data than a view count. So why the view count lag?
The YouTube blog tried to explain the phenomenon of stalled views in March of 2009; “Video view counts reflect the YouTube community’s interests and the grassroots popularity of videos. We periodically make changes that allow us to display consistent view counts and accurately reflect a “real” view based on video consumption, video streaming and spam filtering. Unfortunately, a few people still try to artificially manipulate their video’s view counts. Some people game third-party view counts as well. That can make things unfair for everyone.
Recently, we found spamming issues associated with the view counts on a small number of videos. The inflated view count number on these videos will be frozen until actual views catch up to the published, artificial, view count. Also, a few people have commented that their view counts are updating more slowly. Occasionally the speed with which views update changes — sometimes it’s faster and sometimes it’s slower. But we are always working to make sure that the final view count numbers are an accurate reflection of the community’s interest.”
First of all, YouTube’s “algorithmic demotion” policy of 2008 makes certain videos appear less popular than they really are – so they are not concerned about democratic view counts.
Secondly, is YouTube sleeping while those nasty spam bots take up the first 300 views?
Thirdly if only a “small number of videos” are spammed, why the automatic freeze on all my videos and on every video from every channel I subscribe to? On channels with regular daily uploads, you can see the 300-ish auto-freeze in action any time; check new videos at TheAlexJonesChannel, RussiaToday, TheCorbettReport and many others.
And finally, why, as a non-spamming, logged-in YouTube member using my regular IP address, are MY views banked? I am not much of a computer programmer, but in six lines of code I could discern between a view from a legit logged-in user, verses a view from a potential spam bot, and update the real values in real time. YouTube definitely has the technology.
On the other hand, if I were an evil programmer, charged with the task of writing code that would delete view counts without people noticing, here’s the simple algorithm I would use:
- Stall the view count at a low, but seemingly random number – say, between 300 and 330.
- Bank the next few views.
- Delete a percentage of those banked views.
- Add the new views to the existing view count.
- Post the fraudulent value.
While you might not be able to leave your mark with a view, you usually can with a comment, so in the interest of pushing great videos to go viral, leave a short comment like “5/5” or “Support”. Here’s one I like to use: “YouTube streams trillions of bits per second all over the world, but they can’t update this view count in real time?”
Pete Swann, Dayjob Orchestra Blog
Mike here…UPDATE TIME!!
Pete & I have joined up with our good friend, Dusty, and we’re forming a Rush tribute. We’ve yet to find our singer, but we got the music down…
Anybody know a singer that can do a good Geddy Lee? Doesn’t have to play bass, just sing.
This will not affect our videos, in fact, there’s another one coming soon!
We’re taking scenes from Star Trek TNG’s “The Game”, and having lots of fun with it, especially the scene where Picard & Wes are having tea….
Great comment! He totally loved us, till he found out we’re Canadian. Awwww.
Do they understand that anything you post is there for good? You can’t take a stupid comment back, folks!
I don’t get it…why do people go out of their way to act like a child & where does this anger come from?
We’ve been called racist for making fun of Condi Rice, we’ve been called “shamefull” and “disgusting” for making fun of the president (he’s not even our prez)
We got shit for making fun of Stephen Hawking, not to mention the countless prople we’ve upset because of our views on 911.
But this guy…maybe it’s all the racist favourites he has, or the smug ignorant pride…gets under my skin. Can everyone please do me a favour & fill his comments with Apple Juice and Fruitbaskets. This guy needs a kiwi, fast.
It’ll be fun & it will confuse the shit out of the guy 🙂
Here is a screenshot so far of his page….THANKS everybody!!!
…just posted another drumming video, if anyone’s interested in watching a drummer with a broken wrist…Posted: July 7, 2010 in Uncategorized
Thanks everybody for the videos so far! They’re great! Keep em coming!!!
Just send us in a video of you saying your favourite line. Make it as high-quality as you can for under 10MB, and we’re going to make a compilation.
Here’s the email to send stuff to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line please write APPLE JUICE, so we know it’s not spam!!