This week on The Web.Files, the lovely and talented Kristyn Burtt interviews the equally lovely and talented Shira Lazar and Lon Harris, the hosts of This Week in YouTube. The duo discuss the genesis of the series, the process of putting on a weekly web show, and the value of a good thumbnail.
This Week in YouTube is produced by Mahalo, the human powered search engine; in contrast to Google, which is powered by fairy dust. Each week, the series looks at that week’s buzz-and-cringe worthy videos from YouTube. Shira Lazar is one of the busiest personalities working in new media right now. In addition to hosting This Week in YouTube, she hosts Yahoo’s daily show What’s so Funny as-well-as working for CBSNews.com and numerous other websites and media outlets. Lon Harris, in addition to working on This Week in YouTube works for Mahalo and grooms his beard.