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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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Youtuber-rich

1.4 million subscribers. 4 years. 140+ videos. $17,000 minus equipment, split between 4 people. (Youtube) They make it work by selling tickets and merchandise.

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Youtube and creators

For some time now it has been clear that being a “Youtuber” is hard work with little reward, except for the very few. Due to a vacation to a country with bad connectivity, I missed Penny Arcade’s graphic and precise … Continue reading

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Newsfeed from Twitter and Youtube

I have mentioned that I use Feedly for my newsfeeds, but that only works if the site supplies an RSS or Atom feed. Twitter does not but someone made a website that can work as a portal to that, twitrss.me, so … Continue reading

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