Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: I Left My Fists in San Francisco (Which Will, Sadly, Help YouTube's "1 BN" a Day)

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Oh my. Oh my. There is almost nothing BoomTown can say about a rumble that was captured on an Apple (AAPL) iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus.

A fight between two women escalates over some kind of seat issue and it is sure to become an Internet sensation.

Appalling, but there is very little that will go on anywhere without being uploaded and viewed, good or bad–probably to YouTube, the Google (GOOG) unit, which has a new logo, seen above, advertising that fact.

(Funny aside, the file name for a photo of the logo is: logo_holy_crap_1bn_a_day-vfl124472.png.)

With so many videos online, not all of them are going to be pretty.

Here’s proof of that, along with the much nicer Tony Bennett and hula dancers mash-up version of our City by the Bay below it:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald