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YouTube's API and The News

On July 20, 2011, YouTube and Link TV hosted a Hacks/Hackers meetup in San Francisco for a first-person look at innovative news projects using YouTube's API. YouTube, Link TV and four developer partners demoed new web applications built using the YouTube API. The presentations started with YouTube API overview, followed by the demos of: * YouTube Direct ( is an open source user generated content video submission and moderation platform * Storyful ( was founded by journalists to discover the smartest conversations about world events and raise up the authentic voices on the big stories. * Storify ( lets users make stories using social media. With Storify you can drag and drop tweets, YouTube videos, Flickr images, Facebook updates, ... and add your own narrative to tell a story. * Shortform ( is a new social entertainment medium, delivering continuous channels of the best videos from anywhere on the web, curated by our community of video DJs (VJs) * GoAnimate ( was founded to provide an outlet for everyone's creative ideas. In just 10 minutes, one can make fun animated videos without having to draw. * Link TV ( recently launched Link News (, an international news website that sifts through YouTube's library of news content to deliver breaking news and hidden stories to a wider audience. The beta site uses powerful new tools, like YouTube's API, to link visitors to videos and articles from a variety of news sources around the world.
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