Think is a new online community where young people, their friends and some of the biggest names in pop culture can come together to bring about positive change. Think.MTV.com is a dynamic, multimedia-driven site where any young person can learn more about important issues like the environment, sexual health and immigration, share their opinions – via uploaded online videos, podcasts and blogs – and connect with others to make a difference.
The Think Community is one of the only to reward members for positive actions taken online or off, serving up chances to hang out with socially conscious celebs, access to exclusive MTV events, exposure on MTV and other national media outlets, as well as grants, scholarships and more. Bono, Pete Wentz, Shakira, Reggie Bush, Rosario Dawson, Nick Cannon, Miss USA Rachel Smith, John Legend, Nick Lachey, Chris Rock and Steve Nash are just a few of the stars already involved with the Think Community, and many more will be joining in the weeks ahead.
As promised months ago when we flipped the site from a short-lived Flash experience back to an HTML platform, we've been constantly working on new MTV.com features and improvements. The smaller stuff has been rolling out quite regularly, but now we're ready to test something a bit bigger.
Today we took the first step towards implementing community features with the launch of beta.mtv.com. Admittedly, it's a baby step: mostly it's commenting and the ability to rate content (video, photo, articles). But creating the back end for this lays the foundation for other features that comprise most online communities (user profiles, customization, messaging, etc.) that we will unveil in the coming months.
We have also made it possible for you to snag our music video clips and post them to your MySpace page or blog. The video embed codes sit to the left of our music videos.
Because we want to get it right before going public, we've got the beta launch. We invited people who previously registered with MTV.com to take part and asked them to invite their friends. But you're not left out, either. Interested MTV Labs users are invited to join in, too, by clicking here.
So, please, kick the tires a bit for us. Rate music videos new and old, sound off on a news article and engage other beta testers in conversation. And let us know the good and the bad of how it's working by leaving a comment here.
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Remote Control is MTV's official TV blog. Find exclusive photos, interviews, videos and recaps of all your favorite MTV shows: The Hills, Laguna Beach, Life of Ryan, My Super Sweet 16, and more.
Video Valve is a personalized music video recommendation tool. Enter your favorite artists, and sit back as the Valve puts together a playlist just for you . Fine tune with the "freshness" and "popularity" controls to dial up your perfect music mix.
Are you handicapped at parties because you don't know all the new dances? Do you watch the latest videos and wish you could finesse the "Aunt Jackie" or Pop, Lock and Drop it with ease? We've made Dances From The Hood just for you.
Here, you get step-by-step instruction on all the latest moves from celeb choreographer/dancer Tweetie, who's danced onstage and in videos with the likes of Ciara, Jay-Z and Fergie. She makes it so easy that you'll be droppin' it like it's hot in no time.
You can watch video clips of folks just like you showing off their best moves and rate your favorites. Want to make your own video? Get a camera, put your best foot forward, and send it in!
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It's really a no-brainer: MTV is where music, celebrity and pop culture collide! We've been in the business of staying on top of what's "Buzzworthy" since, well, forever. If you can dance or rock out to it, if you're laughing at it, googling it or geeking out about it, we're likely doing the same here inside the MTV headquarters in New York's Times Square. So kick back and check out the goods...
Short Circuitz is the ultimate online destination for TV parody!
Instead of getting lost in the shuffle at YouTube, budding filmmakers and comedy groups now have a platform devoted solely to getting their parodies out to the world.
Every week producers of the show will select a few uploaded parodies to be featured online and, based on user input, will also air 3 sketches as part of the show – and award $1,000 to the producer of each parody!
In addition to the wide assortment of user-uploaded parodies, the site will also feature all of Nick Cannon’s original creations, and all videos can be commented on and embedded anywhere.
Check back every week to see which user parodies made it on-air as well as the new videos by Nick and his crew!
YOMOMMA.TV capitalizes on the coolest and most interactive aspects of YO MOMMA - the jokes - and puts it in the hands of the users. The site provides a forum for users to engage in jovial joke battles, contribute to a massive catalog of jokes, and create a unique online identity.
The "hot or not" voting mechanism enhances interactivity and draws users in for extended periods of time from their first visit. Even un-registered users can participate!
The "Let's Bully" viral application uses cutting edge graphic integration and widget technology to spread awareness of and drive users back to the site. Technologically, there’s nothing out there quite like it. Oh yeah, and it's funny, too.
Yomomma.tv gives users the option to upload jokes in both video and text format so the content is always dynamic and engaging while providing a user-friendly experience. Check it out!
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Made provides a path for viewers to connect with – and inspire – one another as they work toward achieving specific personal goals. We also want you to give back to the community by becoming a personal development "coach," sharing your own expertise and trials with others.
The most emotional and rewarding stories will be incorporated into the current TV season of “Made.”
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