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Anton Petrov

One of the pleasant surprises I’ve found on Youtube is a Russian math teacher who currently publishes daily videos on science topics. Well, I say Russian and his accent sounds like it, but apparently he has studied and worked all … Continue reading

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Maybe Youtube algorithms don’t radicalise people

We find no evidence that engagement with far-right content is caused by YouTube recommendations systematically, nor do we find clear evidence that anti-woke channels serve as a gateway to the far right. Rather, consumption of political content on YouTube appears … Continue reading

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Why we hate algorithms

I recently bought something for my car and in the process, I did a Google search for items like that. I bought the item the day in a store but that day and the following week, I kept getting ads … Continue reading

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Time flies, especially on Youtube

Remembering an old song by Mike Oldfield and Phil Beer, I looked for it online and found it on Youtube. There, someone uploaded it in 2017, and someone else posted his appreciation .. in 2014? Yeah, it’s probably because the … Continue reading

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Why moderation at scale doesn’t work

Writing about PayPal reminded me of that time Archie McPhee “We Make Weird” – currently selling a plastic “Squirrel In Underpants Nodder” – was unable to sell “Tardigrade Ornaments” online. Tardigrade as in Waterbears, those adorable microscopic creatures that live … Continue reading

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Too many ads? Nonsense!

Have you noticed that the number of ads on Youtube recently skyrocketed? Well, here’s an example: This is from an hour-plus long interview posted on Youtube. If the creator doesn’t manually set when ads are to be shown, Youtube sometimes … Continue reading

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Getting rid of the miniplayer on Youtube

This is one of the most annoying features on the current Youtube.com website: If you manage to open the miniplayer – always an accident for me – the miniplayer will stay active on the site, seemingly forever. Even when you’ve … Continue reading

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How will creators get paid?

The internet is nearing its 30th year and there is one problem that we haven’t found a solid solution for – how do you pay for content in a sustainable way. In the beginning I thought advertisement was the way … Continue reading

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A reminder for all creators

(Youtube) And I am aware that I am posting this on WordPress, I just haven’t gotten around to fixing that yet.                  

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Do something

I’ve mentioned this clip before; it is from 2004 when comedian Jon Stewart went on CNN’s Crossfire, effectively ending that program. (Youtube) The clip became the most watched clip on iFilm (Youtube-before-Youtube) and has been seen more than 12½ million … Continue reading

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