Here are some video trivia game widgets from PopJax.com. The widgets are pretty straight forward and interesting enough to pass the time. They are leveraging YouTube videos and YouTube services for their widgets. This is a smart move as that will significantly lower their overhead.
The widgets have login and registration within the widgets, this is a nice touch. No need to force people back to home base if it’s not needed. Though, there is a Community/Social Network going on.
Congratulations to Kansas on their big win over Memphis, 75-68 in overtime. CBS has a NCAA Tournament channel on YouTube with game highlights for every game. However, if you head on over to March Madness on Demand, you will get all of the highlights and full games with much better video quality.
Here’s the game highlights from YouTube for last night’s game.
A YouTube case study was published a couple of days ago on Startup Review. It’s pretty well written. Much of the information is already well known and covered thoroughly. But, it’s still worth a quick read. The thing we like to point out is that they give credit to the YouTube video embed widget and its viral marketing impact as one of the key factors in YouTube’s success.
Viral customer growth due to widget marketing
YouTube allowed users to easily embed any hosted videos on web pages or blogs. This turned out to be particularly popular with social-networking websites, especially MySpace. The inbound links from these “widgets” also helped YouTube increase its page rank on Google, thereby driving traffic via natural search..
The widget was obviously not the only reason for YouTube’s success, but it’s nice to have people acknowledge widgets when appropriate.
The new NHL channel “NHL Tube” officially went live on YouTube last Thursday. This is great news for NHL fans everywhere. NHL Tube will provide clips for NHL Plays of the Week. The channel appears to be well received and currently has over 3000 subscribers. For additional coverage, check out Mashable.
If highlights aren’t enough for you, try NHL on Google Video. You can catch the full games there.