In insights, morning embers

1) Eight brands that found success on Facebook (Mashable) — Columnist Dave Kerpin outlines those brands that have thrived on Facebook, what they did right, and how you can emulate their success.

2) Youtube’s views hit 3 billion per day (TechCrunch) — YouTube is celebrating its sixth birthday this month by sharing some big numbers that underscore its overwhelming dominance in the online video streaming space.

3) Guy Kawasaki on the benefits of an “enchanted” brand (Fast Company) — Venture capitalist and author Guy Kawasaki explains how brands need to humanize themselves in new ways in order to become an enchanting brand.

4) Army seeks recruits in social media (The New York Times) — The U.S. Army is getting social — if not quite that sociable — as potential recruits increasingly spend time with social media like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube.