This is a great addition to Youtube. You can see advertisers scrambling to be the first to create something big with this. Right now it seems to be card tricks and this cup and ball demo that are filling up the most viewed videos.
Here's how to add your own annotations to a Youtube video.
It certainly opens up a new dimension to Youtube videos.
This new site Picnic Wrestling for Picnic is great. Plays on the ugly theme quite well. Although I got up too early in the morning to find anyone online to play. The art direction is fantastic. And the voice acting is spot on.
Orange and POKE launch "World's First Internet Balloon Race"
The folks at Orange are at it again, launching a "Balloon Race" across the internet.
Users can create "balloon animals" and race across sites that sign up to be part of the course (as we have here at Banner Blog.) Entrants stand to win a range of prizes, and of course there's the requisite viral component with bonus points coming from getting the "support" of friends.