Withdrawing From FullScreen.net Partnership

Fullscreen.net was founded in January 2011 by George Strompolos. Previously, George helped create and develop YouTube’s Partnership Program.

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Fullscreen: Creators
Grow your YouTube audience with our tools and support
Increase earnings with premium ads and sponsorships
Connect & collaborate with our global community

Fullscreen: Brands
Supercharge your YouTube presence
Scale your message across thousands of creators
Optimize your YouTube media buys

There are many form posts and videos talking about shifting monetization of their YouTube videos to FullScreen.net

My advice
If you’re already a YouTube partner, you could better stick with YouTube partnership for monetizing your videos.

Grant Permission: Authentication

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FullScreen needs following permissions on your Google account.

Fullscreen, Inc. is requesting permission to:
Manage your YouTube account
View and manage your videos and playlists
View and manage your YouTube activity
View basic information about your account
View your name, public profile URL, and photo
View your gender and birthdate
View your country, language, and timezone
View your email address
View the email address associated with your account
View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube content
View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube channels and videos
Know who you are on Google
Associate you with your public Google profile
Manage your YouTube account
View and manage your videos and playlists
View and manage your YouTube activity
Perform these operations when I’m not using the application

Myth
Some people think that it’s impossible to come out of Fullscreen partnership once they’re in!
But there is a way.

Withdrawing procedure:

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Log into your Google account.
Goto your account settings @ https://www.google.com/settings/account
Goto the Dashboard @ https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard
Goto “Authorize Account Access” -> Login again
Now revoke access to FullScreen from your Google account.

How To Get Into YouTube Partnership Program ?

We all know how our attention span is getting shorter and shorter. We are no longer patient to read long text, we are no longer able to wait till the long introduction is finished to get the actual content.

If we can’t wait, we just Google and go to some other site which provides the meat directly. Keeping the fluff at bay!

With all these early evolution and internet still being in its infancy, Video content has gained a lot of credibility and viewership.

There are many people who are making their living by shooting videos. And no, these people are not Hollywood or Bollywood video makers! They are just like you and me. They are normal people like us. So I thought, if I’m normal too then why not try this!!

It’s comparatively easy to get YouTube Partnership these days. Earlier there were lot of restrictions like country, daily impressions etc. But now, as far I know original useful content is all it needs for one to get into YouTube’s Partnership program.

YouTube fire light On Time YouTube Partner Payment

Below are some guidelines:
(youtube partnership requirements)
1. Open a YouTube a/c. Make sure you do not upload any copyright protected videos. It shouldn’t even contain copyright protected music or art work display. Everything you upload must be owned by you.

2. Upload some unique video content.

3. Make sure they are safe even for children to watch.

4. Leave it for some days or even months, so that it generates some views. This is to make sure, what you have uploaded is valuable and people are looking for it. Meanwhile keep producing and uploading useful video content to your YouTube account.

5. Go to http://youtube.com/partners and apply for the partners program.

6. While applying, make sure to fill appropriate data.

7. Keep creating and uploading quality videos.



I applied for YouTube partnership program on 07 Feb 2011 and got approved on 04 May 2011.

After Applying for YouTube Partner Program:

I got this message:

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Applications are reviewed for a variety of criteria, including but not limited to the size of your audience, country of residence, quality of content, and consistency with our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use. Please note: if your application is not approved, you will not be able to apply to the program again for 2 months.

The YouTube Partner Program is intended for users who want to generate revenue from their existing audience. If you are more interested in increasing your audience, you may want to start with the YouTube Promoted Videos.

Emails I got from YouTube, after I was approved for YouTube Partnership Program:

Dear Satish,

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program!

The information you provided in the online sign-up form has been reviewed and approved for partnership. Please proceed and review the tutorial and accept the contract. Once you accept the contract you will need to associate a Google AdSense account to activate your partnership.

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2: Tutorial Completion and Contract
Step 3:Associating your Google AdSense account
You will be required to agree to and comply with the terms of the contract as a condition of your continued participation in the program.

Thanks,
The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

Thanks again for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Your application has been reviewed and approved for the first stage of the application process. We wanted to check in, as you have not yet completed Step 2, creating and linking your Google AdSense and YouTube accounts. All partners need an approved AdSense account in order to receive payment and be accepted in the program. Please sign in to your YouTube account and proceed to Step 2 by clicking on the link below. Thank you!

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2: Google AdSense Approval and Linkage
Step 3:Tutorial Completion and Contract
If you experience any problems with the link, try signing in to your YouTube account and copying http://www.youtube.com/partpro_adsense directly into your browser. If you have any other questions about the application process, please reply to this email.

If you are no longer interested in the YouTube Partner Program, we’d like to hear your feedback. Feel free to reply to this email with any concerns.

Sincerely,
The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

You’re one step away from becoming a YouTube Partner and earning revenues from your videos. Please proceed to Step 3, to enable your account for revenue sharing.

Step 1:Online Sign-Up Form Approval
Step 2:Tutorial Completion and Contract
Step 3: Associate your Google AdSense account
Sincerely,
The YouTube Team

Dear Satish,

Congratulations! Now that you’re a YouTube partner, you’re on your way to sharing revenue from your YouTube videos and increasing your audience through syndication.

Here’s some important reference material. Please sign in to your YouTube account in order to access this information.

Getting Started Guide – See how to use YouTube partner features.
Partner Tutorial – Review the Partner Tutorial.
Partner Agreement – Detailed partner agreement.
Community Guidelines – Understand your responsibilities in ensuring a positive experience for our users.
Partner Account Settings – Update your Google AdSense information.
Looking for even more YouTube partner information? Visit our comprehensive Partner Help Center or catch the latest news in our blog.

Sincerely,
The YouTube Team

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Animate your story or create a video slideshow: YouTube

YouTube has made creating memorable slideshow’s and video’s even easier by integrating GoAnimate, Stupeflix Video Maker and Xtranormal Movie Maker.

Now capturing/creating that nostalgic moments of your life, like, the last day of your college, college trips or family trips or your baby’s birthday or anniversary slideshows or videos is at your finger tips.

Goto http://www.youtube.com/create click on your favorite app and authorize it. Now create your slideshow or remix video and directly publish it via your YouTube account.

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To revoke any unintentional authorization, goto “My Videos” -> “Account Settings” -> “Authorized Sites” Manage third-party access to your YouTube account.

New AdSense Ad format(s) – YouTube, Twitter Integration

We have seen Adsense ads with YouTube videos integrated, which play on the same page when clicked. But these are somewhat different in their looks, and do not play videos on the same page, instead takes the visitor to a YouTube URL which is formated like a nice landing page.

Here are some screen shots. We found these ads on our blog too and had taken screen shots a month back.

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And recently we also heard of a ad format containing Twitter tweets extracted from rss feed of the advertisers twitter a/c. Here are the images:

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“Google Twitter Ad” News Source(s): searchengineland and qualite.

The ad is interactive in that you can click the right and left arrows to see previous tweets from that account. You can also click on the Twitter avatar and name, plus the “Follow me on Twitter” link to be taken to that person’s Twitter URL.

The ad itself is connected to the advertiser´s Twitter account and rotates the latest tweets from this account. The only clickable parts of the ad are the logo, the Twitter-username, the text ”Follow me on Twitter” and the URL to the Twitter-profile. The goal with the ad format is to recruit more followers for the advertiser´s Twitter-profile.

Update: We found these ads ourselves on Google’s social networking site – Orkut. I have tried my best to capture the video.



Google has not officially said anything specifically about these ad formats, but it is said to have been testing some new ad formats to help advertisers get better exposure.

WordPress 3.0 is Out – Do Not Expect WordPress 3.1 Shortly!

WordPress 3.0 has been released and you can find it in your dashboard.

Some of the interesting new things in WordPress 3.0:

1. The most interesting thing for theme developers is, it has a new default theme called Twenty Ten.

2. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing).

3. Facility to merge MU and WordPress.

And some other bug fixes.

Watch this video:



Want to wait till WordPress 3.1 is released? Think again or read below:
This time WordPress team will be concentrating on things around WordPress.org, like showcase, Codex, forums, profiles, update and compatibility APIs, theme directory, plugin directory, mailing lists, core plugins, wordcamp.org etc. So WordPress 3.1 may not be coming any time soon.

We have upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and I already love the lighter interface.

Update:
There is a Maintenance mode, which gets activated while you are doing any upgrades. See screenshot below.
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And if the automatic update fails, it shows a message at the top of your dashboard..
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15 Things My Friends Felt When Heard of “iPad” + Photos and Videos

I am living at a place near Bengaluru(Bangalore), where Apple inc is not yet dominantly popular.

Not to blame them – Microsoft is more popular here due to its user friendliness or may be because most government offices in India are using Microsoft Operating System and Office suites.

[ I always feel, how good it would be to a developing country like India(economy wise) to switch to open source software like Unix, OpenOffice etc.]

First thing first: So what is iPad ?
The iPad is a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It features multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. Prices for models in the United States range from $499 to $829 depending on the amount of storage and inclusion of 3G access.

So ipad is everything, from iPod, iBook and we can use iTunes and the Apps that we are already using on iPod and iPhones.

Photos:

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Some Videos:






As iPad is still a new thing to all of us, I thought it would be fun to ask my friends:

What do you think iPad is? [ like: iPhone, iPod, iMac etc.]

I asked those who did not have any clue about what iPad is, to make sure the answers are based on their pure imagination.

My friends replied me with some fantastic imaginary things:

Rajesh: Digital mouse pad.

Manjunath patil: Its a Computation Device.

Navya k: something like inkpad (iPad). or may be like iMac.

Samartha: Digital Keyboard.

Sawti D M:
Who is this ? 😉

Sridhar P:
A combination of both phone and computer.

Raghu: Songs hearing machine.

Prashanth: Its a Notebook. Digital Notebook.

Jagdish: Electronic Device.

Nagraj: iPhone.

Nagbhushan: Digital Sound.

Sagar: Digital Nappy pad.

Kiran K R: Integrated Personal Audio Device.

Janardhan: I don’t want to be bothered thinking of ipod or ipad, but I need mouse pad urgently.

Gagan: Pad sized fully touch screen lap top or touch screen palm top.

In one or the other way, most of them were right with their guess and imagination about the name iPad. I really appreciate them for taking time to SMS me back with their answer.

Fun apart – Many people doesn’t seem to be happy with the new iPad, as there is no Multitasking capabilities, no camera etc. I think Apple Inc., will surly listen to its potential customers and soon patch up and will comeup with new iPad( we may call it iPad 2.0 ! ) as per the expectations of its fanboys.

But the question will remain – who will purchase this sleek, sexy looking(design wise) iPad now? Are you planning to purchase one? Make sure you know what you are getting and what not with your iPad, before placing an order.

Image Source: Apple.com

Google Doodle Special – Apple falls!

If you observe Google.com today, you can find a falling Apple! indicating the invention of Gravitation. The Doodle marks 366th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton.
Does this Apple Doodle(shown in above video) has anything to do with this “Browser War?”

If you observe Google.com today, you can find a falling Apple! indicating the invention of Gravitation. The Doodle marks 366th birthday of Sir Isaac Newton.

You might have also noticed that, clicking on “I’m Feeling Lucky” button sparks some crackers(virtually!) and wishes Happy New Year.

Happy Google
Google Chrome Overtakes Apple’s Safari in market share.

safari v/s chrome

Does this Apple Doodle(shown in above video) has anything to do with this “Browser War?”

Image Source: TheAppleBlog

5 Freebies Up For Grab

These are some of the free resources from most credible people. They are experienced and they know their stuffs. if you are a blogger, then these resources are a must read to get your blog to the next level or atleast to enhance your blogging experience.

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1. How I got 100,000 subscribers in Two Years by Leo Babauta: Leo Babauta of Zen Habits(which has 130,000+ subscribers) has released a report on how he achieved 100,000 subscribers in 2 years time. Its a small ebook and can be read with in 25 minutes(I read it in 25min). You need to go through a email subscription process. I have subscribed and I am getting lot more freebie info in the emails too. And you will also get some podcasts by Leo. Worth subscribing and reading the free info. “Get Leo Babauta’s FREE Report and Podcasts!

2. Authority Rules: The 10 Rock Solid Elements of Effective Online Marketing by Brian Clark(copyblogger): You can read it in PDF format or on the web. Its completely free and there is not even a opt-in(subscription).Check out Authority Rules here.

3. The Winning Way by Gyutae: The ebook is free, but you will have to subscribe to his email newsletter to be able to download it. Contains short tips. The ebook consists of 118 pages and it covers 500 different Internet marketing strategies and tips. Grab the ebook at The Winning Way.

4. Twitter Guide Book by Mashable: The Twitter Guide Book, a one-stop shop for getting up to speed with everything Twitter, from managing your Twitter stream to promoting a business. You can download the presentation by signing up at slideshare.net.

5. How to Build a High Traffic Blog by Tim Ferriss: This is a must watch video about Building Traffic to your Blog. It is a 50 minutes video and covers topics like posting frequency to blogging tools and community building strategies.



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