February 24, 2014 |
Alderman Jason Ervin has released a statement after a YouTube video of his 2012 bachelor party was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday. In the video, two strippers give a lapdance to several people in what appears to be an auditorium. The video ends when the man filming is asked to shut off his camera because it could end up "on the Internet. " (The YouTube video, which is still online, is NSFW.) "In 2012 prior to my wedding, there was an event held by family and members of my wedding party," the 28th Ward Alderman's statement reads.
February 6, 2014 |
Chicago has something of a YouTube problem. As social media sites grow in popularity and police investigators become increasingly savvy to them, more local residents are being charged with crimes after their alleged offenses wind up on social media. In just the past week, Chicago Police officials have charged two men with crimes related to videos posted to the public video sharing site. In one instance, a man was accused of threatening a city official's life in a YouTube screed against city-issued parking tickets.
February 5, 2014 |
If it doesn't turn out to be some lame viral marketing campaign, this is genuinely excellent. A YouTube user by the name of "Sir Fedora" began posting to the video site last week, without much fanfare. But on Wednesday, a video titled "What Da [bleep] happened," featuring the quirky kid celebrating getting one "like" on his channel, went viral after making the front page of link-sharing site Reddit, where he has been dubbed "One Like Kid. " In mere hours, his one "like" turned into 60,000 and...
January 31, 2014 |
Sweet name, kid. A 10 year old from New Zealand is gaining fame for his rugby skills, and his name is Chicago Doyle. In just over a week, a highlight reel of the pre-teen's rugby skills has amassed more than 100,000 YouTube views. While it's by no means viral, it's impressive considering the sheer number of highlight reels that barely see the light of day on the video sharing site. The attention was enough to gain him a video segment on Yahoo! New Zealand , and a follow-up where he met his rugby hero Shawn...
January 30, 2014 |
A suburban man didn't like the outcome after he contested a parking ticket with the city, so he posted a violent screed to YouTube threatening the life of a city hearing officer, county prosecutors said. Michael Dixon, 40, of Country Club Hills, posted the 11-minute video to YouTube on Jan. 14, then mailed his hearing officer a letter directing him to the video, prosecutors said Thursday. The video, posted by an account called Voice from Chicago, features a man with his face obscured talking about the details of a $50 ticket he...
December 11, 2013 |
Goats, foxes, the Prancersize lady, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmell and Overly Attached Girlfriend reminded us Wednesday that the Harlem Shake happened this year. That cast of characters has one thing in common, and it's that all of them went viral on YouTube in 2013 by themselves. But a video posted Wednesday of all of YouTube's popular and meme-tastic icons went viral itself, amassing more than 3.3 million views in less than 11 hours. The video was produced by YouTube and Portal A, a San Francisco based...