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One of my favorite new-ish sites,, is quickly gaining ground on one of my not-so-favorite sites,


YouTube has established itself at the top of the league of the new generation of community websites by becoming even more popular than MySpace, according to research.The video sharing site has taken a 3.9% share of global internet visits a day compared with 3.35% for MySpace, according to internet analysis company Alexa

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According to Nielsen/NetRatings, YouTube’s American user base grew by 297% in the first half of the year.

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ActionScript and Me.

Friday I completed my 3-day crash-course in Flash Actionscript, thanks to James Williamson of Lodestone Digital. I will admit, it was a little over my head in some parts because I'd forgotten a lot of the simple math principles that you have to use in calculating some of these things, but most of it I grasped and I plan on revisiting the excercises next week. We created a game and a drag and drop photo gallery totally with Flash ActionScript. I've wanted to learn this stuff for a long time and finally got a chance to do it, thanks to MG. I now plan on adding a lot more unnecessary flash to my websites :P.