Flv2mp3

Have you ever wanted to download a song on YouTube in an mp3 format?  Well, look no further. Flv2mp3 is a free online service that converts YouTube FLVs into an mp3 that you can download. You don’t even have to download any software!  All you do is copy the URL, paste it, follow the instructions, and there you have it!

Rating: 9/10

http://www.flv2mp3.com/

The Godfather

I just finished watched The Godfather, which is quite possibly the best movie ever made.  The movie, made in 1972, was directed by renowned Francis Ford Coppola.  It is an epic crime film, though it really is about family.  It is truly is a work of art.  I’ll give you a brief summary: The Godfather is set in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Don Vito Corleone (the Godfather) is the aging leader of the Italian Corleone crime family.  He transfers control of the family business to his favorite son Michael, who is reluctant at first.  However, during this weak transition stage, other gangsters try to take down the family.  

The Godfather changed the way crime films were made.  Previous movies involving gangs were from the perspective of an outraged outsider.  Gangsters were cold-blooded killers without emotion.  In contrast, The Godfather presents the gangster’s perspective of the Mafia as a response to corrupt society.  The Godfather brings depth to the characters.  Even though Vito Corleone kills people for a living, he is a likable character.  You feel empathy for him, and when he plays with his grandson you can laugh with him.  He is a real human being.

Michael Corleone is the favorite son of Vito Corleone and is the only college educated member of the Corleone family.  He intends to get away from the family business and Vito wants him to lead his own life away from the Mafia.  However, things get dire when Vito is shot by a drug dealer who Vito refused to do business with.  While Vito is recovering, the family is in crisis and has to deal with corrupt cops and rival families.  Michael decides it is his duty to help the family and he kills two men and has to flee the country.  By now, he is too involved with the Mafia to get out.  The film ends with Michael becoming the Don of the Corleone family, showing that Michael has made a complete change.

The performances can only be describing as stunning and the storytelling interesting and innovative.  Go ahead, watch it.  It’s an offer you can’t refuse.

 

By London B.

Google+

By now probably all of you Social Networkers out there have heard of Google’s upcoming Social platform,Google+. Google+ is currently in Pre-Release Beta and being tested on a certain amount of people to work out system bugs and test the servers durability and resiliency.Google is adding more and more people to their social network everyday until it will finally be available to the  general public sometime soon. Really the only way to get a Google+ account right now is via invite,yes I know you can join if you are 18 or older,but usually those spots fill up as soon as they become open.Luckily,one of my friends was able to obtain a Google+ account and invite me,so now I have an Official Google Plus account.I honestly think that Google+ is the next Facebook killer.The reason for that is the new “circle” concept will knock Facebook straight out of the water. The meaning of the circles is to limit who,if anybody can view your posts. Google+ also features very seamless Google integration with Gmail,Google Search,YouTube,etc.

Overall,I think it will definitely be worth it to snag a Google+ account whenever you can,or wait it out until Official release rolls out.Either way,Google+ is bound to become a big hit world wide. I don’t even doubt for a second that Google+ could surpass Facebook as the leading Social Network,just like Facebook did to Myspace early on.

What are your thought on Google+? Do you have one or plan on getting one?

Vimeo

Today I would like to review a video hosting/sharing website called Vimeo.Now I know what your thinking,whats the point of using something like Vimeo or Metacafe,when there is really one main powerhouse that dominants the market,YouTube.I totally understand your logic on that,in fact YouTube is the only video sharing website I use. Hopefully from doing these series of articles,I will try to convince myself and others to become more open minded,and realize that there are good alternatives out their. I will try to not make this a YouTube vs Vimeo,but it may seem like that because I am trying to present a foreign platform to most people through a known example(ie.Youtube)Now onto the review!
Vimeo is a video sharing site similar to YouTube with a little over 3 million members in its community. Vimeo is very similar to YouTube in the aspect that you upload videos for other viewers to see,comment,rate,etc.The main difference between these two media sharing sites,is content. On YouTube you can find a video on anything,and I mean ANYTHING.Whereas Vimeo is molded more towards musicians,independent film makers,indie artists,etc. The reason for this is because Vimeo is very strict on uploading content that is not yours/Copyrighted.This is really the ultimate reason why Vimeo is not as popular because you will never see game plays,concerts,commercials,unless you are given the creators permission witch rarely happens.I honestly think Vimeo is meaning well by doing this,but in todays market it will be very hard to succeed with such limiting restrictions. This could mean a good thing though,because people that see your work on Vimeo will know for a fact that the content is “yours”. One thing that impressed me about Vimeo,was the strong and supportive community.Browsing through the Vimeo forums,I found that most of the users are a very mature and polite group. Not that YouTube’s users are bad,but you are bound to have a few sour apples in the lot. Overall,Vimeo’s users are a neat and tight knit community.

No harsh feeling towards Vimeo,but I honestly think you would be best off to stick with your YouTube account.Sorry Vimeo, but YouTube’s Google integration,many millions of viewers, nice user interface, and great quality compare close to none.If you are looking for a great place to publish that new piece of violin music you composed,and don’t want to stress about someone infringing you Copyright,then Vimeo is the place to go.In most other cases,I would stick with YouTube.

Vimeo Rating:6/10

What are your thoughts about Vimeo? Are there any other video sharing sites that you would recommend(besides YouTube)?
Stay Tuned for an upcoming review of Metacafe!

Cleverbot

Awhile back,I discovered a diamond in the rough”interactive chat”(Cleverbot) that proved to be quite amusing and awkward. Pretty soon,It  caught on and it was everywhere.I still remember seeing the computer kiosk at the library full of people on Cleverbot,chatting away with a dull AI.The latter is what made this “game” so amusing and entertaining.

Cleverbot is an interesting little chat bot that responds back to whatever you “say” to him.Conversations can become very interesting, especially if you make the conversation awkward by saying odd and random things. One thing that does get a bit annoying is that  seventy percent of the times,Cleverbot’s response will be nothing relevant to what you said to him. Even though this maybe annoying,it can still prove for a pretty interestingly humorous conversation.



As much as you may think,you are never communicating with a human.There is even a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen alerting you of this.It also warns you that the Cleverbot picks up from what other humans have said to him,so you don’t get mad when out of the blue Cleverbot is cussing you out.

As cheesy or pointless as this “interactive game” as I like to put it may seem,It can definitely act as a time killer or boredom buster.Whats that,you don’t have a computer near your during your periods of boredom.Well lucky for you there is an Official Cleverbot application for both Android and IOS platforms.The only bad thing is that the apps are 1.99,and I don’t know anyone that would pay to talk to a scatterbrained robot.

Overall,Cleverbot is a great source of entertainment that has become quite popular among people over all demographics.

Rating:8/10

To Interact With Cleverbot Yourself,Click Here!

Upcoming Stream?

Bohrium Bloggers has picked up a decent viewing over the past month since we started Sept. 1st.We would be nothing without our viewers,thank you so much!

What we want to know is what you would want to see in an upcoming stream?We thought we could do a Q&A,but we want to hear your ideas. Also,what streaming service would you want us to use justin.tv or Ustream?

Webcam 101 For Seniors

This recent viral video has recevied over 5 million views within the last couple of days.Apparently an elderly couple were trying to figure out how to use their new computer webcam without knowing that it was on and recording them during a video chat with their daughter. Their daughter decided to take this hilarious video and post it on YouTube and cunningly name it,”Webcam 101 For Seniors”
Whether you think this is legit or not is up to you, but I personally think this was very real!

Live Stream

Bohrium Bloggers now has its Official live stream! There is no need to head to our live stream at Justin.tv or Ustream.com,because we have them embedded here! We will always alert you when a live stream is coming up,and which service we will be using. To watch the stream,just go to the Justin.tv or Ustream page above,enjoy!