Wednesday 22 November 2017

Bits and bytes: YouTube chart, Gmail chat and Korean tweets

YouTube charts

It's surely a staple question of pub quizzes now but if you wanted to know what are the most-watched videos on YouTube, check out the site's new charts.

You can break it down by worldwide audience (in which case the perma-annoying Justin Bieber is the new king) or just the Irish preferences (oddly enough, we like Metallica and Rihanna best).

www.youtube.com/charts



Gmail chat

Google's Gmail took a leaf out of the Skype box of tricks last week with the addition of a new feature enabling you to call landlines from within a web browser.

Previously confined to just internet-to-internet calls, Gmail's Chat puts cheap calls to home phones and mobiles at your fingertips -- or least it will when Google fully rolls out the service around the world shortly.

gmailblog.blogspot.com



Korean tweets

Twitter has a reputation as a clearing house for the airheaded thoughts of millions but surely we should take it seriously now one genuine dictator is using it?

Kim Jong-Il and his band of crazy North Koreans have set up Twitter and YouTube accounts to try to counter the West's negative publicity.

Shame then that all the tweets and videos are in Korean.

twitter.com/uriminzok

www.youtube.com/user/ uriminzokkiri

Irish Independent

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