The Best YouTube Fails Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Together with Handface, we round up the finest, funniest, flat-out fails that made us giggle on YouTube this year... SEE ALSO: Our Favourite Funn...

Are Katie Hopkins et al Just Jealous of Zoella?

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Duncan Lindsay

Instead of lashing out at Zoella and criticising her methods of achieving the success that most of us will never taste, why don't we learn from it? The days are gone where we use a typewriter to agonisingly piece together a novel pitch; it's all about social media now. Zoella was one step ahead and it just happened to work out for her.

YouTube Reveals The Biggest Videos Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

YouTube has published its list of the top trending videos of 2014 and leading the top 10 list is everyone's favourite mutant giant spider dog from Pol...

YouTube's 2014 Rewind Parodies 'Let It Go', 'Turn Down For What'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

For the fifth year running, YouTube has released its festive round up of the most popular videos of the past 12 months. 2013's collection featured ...

Why I'm Glad That 'Girl Online' Was Ghostwritten

Imogen Groome | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

No one should be afraid to seek help - and no one should put down other peoples' success. Zoella was recognised for her talent, carried out her creative project with help from the very people whose job it is to help, and created an amazing book.

TV is Dead - Long Live YouTube

CJ Daugherty | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Tech
CJ Daugherty

We visit YouTube too, of course, but there's a massive generational divide on this. According to a recent Ofcom study, teenagers watch half the amount of TV their parents watch. And they spend 600% more time watching online videos than adults. That is not a typo. Six hundred percent.

Why Charities Need to Understand the Zoella Phenomenon

Paul Farmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Paul Farmer

Messages about sensitive subjects are infinitely more powerful when they come directly from people - this is the key to Zoella's success and why she fits so well with our approach. The voices of people with experience of mental problems, are at the core of everything Mind does.

Gangnam Style Officially Broke YouTube

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The hideously successful song 'Gangnam Style' has finally -- after a long and frankly heroic effort -- finally broken the internet, and by internet we...

British Comedy Gets the Last Laugh Following Parody Law Reform

Wayne Beynon | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Wayne Beynon

The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 which came into effect last month has effectively legalised the art of parody, a comedic genre which, believe it or not, has until now been classed as illegal.

YouTube Fans in Love

Harry Hitchens | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Hitchens

Striking a balance between a relationship that's both sustainable and commercially beneficial is something all creators should consider deeply. Increasingly YouTube creators are non-controversial, jolly and relatable which acts as a death trap for misunderstanding and disappointment for beloved fans.

How iZettle Stunt Made Six Small Businesses Shine In The Very Heart Of London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store on bustling Oxford Street in the heart...

This Guy's Reaction To His Girlfriend's Pregnancy Is Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As far as pregnancy reactions go, we took great pleasure from watching this guy. Probably the one thing you don't want to hear when announcing you...

The C Word Needs a Revamp

Louise Ridley | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Louise Ridley

We're looking for the best stuff that's been online this year - and we need your help.Bill Gates wrote in 1996 that "Content is king", and he was right. Advertisers and Internet users have both learnt that the way to get noticed online is by making something people like enough to share...

Sandy Has A Degree In Computer Science. He's Also Homeless. This Is His Story...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Sandy. He's from Austin, Texas, he's homeless and he's about to show you exactly what it's like to live on the streets. Despite appearances, S...

Should You Intervene If You Witness Domestic Violence?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Swedish social experiment aiming to explore how members of the public react to staged scenes of domestic violence has received over three million hi...

No, Phones Don't Explode Petrol Stations.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

Due to the ever-changing nature of technology it's hard to stay up to date with the correct information. This then inevitably leads to a veritable bla...

Inside the Life of a YouTuber

Michael Craddock | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Craddock

Call of Duty has been a game I've dedicated a lot of time to over the past few years, it originally started in 2007 when I purchased Call of Duty 4. I've played every title since then. On Call of Duty alone I've invested over 150 days' worth of playtime.

Accepting a Lift From a Stranger

Trevor Holland | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

What are the rules for men, when it comes to accepting a lift from a stranger? Women and children are forever being reminded of their particular obligations but what about us men? Here, I explore this very issue and attack it head-on, by sharing my story of what happened to me when I recently accepted a lift from a stranger.

The Fact No One Dies In This Dash-Cam Video Is Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

A dash cam in Russia has captured what might be one of the most miraculous crash escapes we've ever seen. The video captures the moment a pedestria...

For Gods Sake Don't Put A Glow Stick In The Microwave Like This Kid Did

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

In case you were wondering what happens to a glow stick when you put it in the microwave, this kid has investigated on behalf of all of us. We’l...

Hubble Bubble, Halloween Trouble?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

A thick fog has descended over Food Tube HQ where some frightfully delicious recipes have risen from the shallow depths of the internet... Mwhahahahahahaha!

Leave the Summer Behind

The Mac Twins | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

In these soggy autumnal times we are all aware that little droplets of joy aka a cup of something hot, can turn into a pool of contentment. Based on this theory we decided to share our list of little things to keep us buoyant during the Summer to Winter transitionary "cagoule" period.

Was Robbie Williams Filming His Wife Giving Birth a Step Too Far?

Siobhan Freegard | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Siobhan Freegard

While celebs like Robbie undoubtedly use the vids for some serious self-promotion, for the rest of us it's an amazing chance to document the experience from start to finish and - in some cases - to share with the world.

Islamic State Hostage In YouTube Propaganda Video 'From Kobane'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

John Cantlie, the British hostage being held by the Islamic State, has appeared in a mock news report claiming to be from inside Kobane, saying the ba...

The PS4 Is About To Get A Really Cool New Feature

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

Sony's PS4 Update 2.0 is now live and available to download bringing with it one of the largest updates for PS4 since it was first launched. Descri...