We all have our favorite videos to watch on YouTube! Whether it’s the person you like, the fact that they always make you laugh, or you just really like knowing what that fat cat is up to every day, it’s okay to WANT to be notified as soon as they release something new!
YouTube will send you an email when a channel you’re subscribed to uploads a video, but let’s face it: Most of us aren’t glued to our email 24/7. The one thing we DO pay attention to all the time is our text messages.
There’s a service called Motube at motube.us. You tell it what channel you’re interested in and they serve purely as a middle-man. Motube watches your favorite channel like a hawk, and when there’s a new video, you get an SMS!
First, go to motube.us/geekbeattv or whatever channel name that person uses on YouTube. If there’s already a Motube page setup, you’ll be able to enter your phone number, submit, and that’s it!!
Since it’s a fairly new service, there’s a possibility no one has requested that particular channel yet, so you’ll get an error. But don’t worry!! Just go back to the homepage – motube.us, enter an email address and the channel URL you want. You’ve just created a MoTube for that channel and you can subscribe by entering your phone number.
Be sure to tell them you did it so they can spread the word! And I don’t want you to be concerned – you’re not claiming that you own that channel just by entering your email address. Remember, they’re just the middle-man. Getting a fake phone number to get sms across is also a great way to get messages through.
Now, the last thing! If you’re concerned about privacy, they promise to not sell your phone numbers. They may have ads in the future, but for now, it’s ad-free and should always be spam free!
By the way, if you want to subscribe to Geek Beat’s channel, just text GEEK to 31313 and you’ll be subscribed right away!