These TikTok Creators Are Fighting Health Myths

Meet the medical experts fighting bogus science, one “stitch” at a time.

#computers-and-the-internet, #doctors, #rumors-and-misinformation, #science-and-technology, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The Former Electrical Engineer Leading Disney’s Streaming Strategy

Kareem Daniel has become one of the entertainment industry’s most powerful executives, exposing him to Hollywood’s slings and arrows.

#chapek-robert-a, #disney-plus, #espn, #media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh: Tracing a Bullet to an Israeli Convoy

A New York Times investigation found that the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist was fired from the approximate position of an Israeli military vehicle.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #al-jazeera, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #middle-east, #news-and-news-media, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #west-bank

At Passionflix, Tosca Musk Streams Shows of ‘Toe Curling Yumminess’

Tosca Musk, Elon’s younger sister, is the force behind Passionflix, a streaming service dedicated to adaptations of romance novels and erotic fan fiction.

#musk-elon, #musk-kimbal, #musk-maye-1948, #musk-tosca, #romance-writers-of-america, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites

Despite some efforts by the largest tech companies to limit the spread of hateful content, it often remains only a click or two away.

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Can Paramount Compete With Netflix and Disney?

The dominance of Netflix and Disney in streaming has forced many companies to join forces. So far, Paramount has gone its own way.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #cbs-corporation, #media, #netflix-inc, #paramount-global, #paramount-plus, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Ted Sarandos Talks About That Stock Drop, Backing Dave Chappelle, and Hollywood Schadenfreude

The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.

#media, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Elephants in Mourning Spotted on YouTube by Scientists

It is difficult to catch Asian elephants responding to deaths of herd members in the wild, but online videos helped researchers observe the behavior.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #crowdsourcing-internet, #elephants, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-science, #youtube-com

Madison Avenue’s Biggest Event Returns, to a Whole New World

In the three years since the television industry’s biggest companies pitched their shows to advertisers in person at the so-called upfronts, the entertainment industry has been flipped on its head.

#advertising-and-marketing, #media, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-global, #television, #upfronts-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #warner-bros-discovery, #youtube-com

What to Stream in May

Next month’s streaming options include new Sally Rooney fare, “Masterpiece” and a new season of “Hacks.”

#documentary-films-and-programs, #internal-storyline-no, #movies, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

Fighters Share Desperate Videos From Mariupol Steel Plant to Promote Story

With independent media unable to access this last military holdout, videos from inside function as pleas for help and publicity on social media.

#defense-and-military-forces, #guterres-antonio, #mariupol-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

‘Ten Percent,’ the British Version of ‘Call My Agent!,’ Won’t Be on Netflix

“Call My Agent!,” set at a Parisian talent agency, was a cult favorite during the pandemic. But the English-language adaptation will be on Sundance Now and AMC+.

#call-my-agent-tv-program, #english-language, #netflix-inc, #sundance-now-amc-networks-inc, #television, #ten-percent-tv-program, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Netflix Should Try a Scrappier Model for Paying Creators

There’s one surefire way of controlling costs while increasing quality.

#blumhouse-productions, #box-office-sales, #hollywood-calif, #movies, #netflix-inc, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Inside the Implosion of CNN+

Seen as the future of CNN, the streaming channel was suddenly killed. Its soon-to-be owner, Discovery, had concerns but until the deal closed, it was constrained in guiding a competitor.

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Do You Skip Intro?

Wesley Morris and Hanif Abdurraqib consider what’s lost when you breeze past the TV theme song.

#abdurraqib-hanif, #audio-positive-escape, #good-times-tv-program, #music, #netflix-inc, #the-jeffersons-tv-program, #the-wonder-years-tv-program, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The YouTube Rabbit Hole Is Nuanced

It’s unlikely that you’ll be watching kitten videos one day and believing in QAnon the next.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #research, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After it Launched

The new corporate owners of CNN are moving to end the new streaming service after a splashy debut.

#cable-television, #cnn, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #media, #morse-andrew, #news-and-news-media, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-bros-discovery

Netflix’s Stumble Could Be a Warning Sign for Streaming Industry

The company faces a number of challenges, but its problems may be an indication that its competitors are racing toward an unstable future.

#academy-awards-oscars, #disney-plus, #hastings-reed, #netflix-inc, #online-advertising, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #web-original-programming

Suspect Drifted From City to City As His Videos Hinted at Violence

Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.

#bronx-nyc, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #milwaukee-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

2 YouTubers Barred From U.S.C. After ‘Disruptive’ Pranks

A lawsuit filed by the University of Southern California says the two men, who are not students, caused “terror and disruption” with what seemed like classroom takeovers.

#bai-yuguo, #colleges-and-universities, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #kanevsky-ernest, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-southern-california, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Why It’s so Satisfying to Watch a World Built From the Ground Up

In the fantasy depicted by the Primitive Technology YouTube channel, it is possible to bring a task to completion without interruption.

#tools, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Ulysses Jenkins: Journeys of a Video Griot

He changed how artists use video, exposing how the medium reinforced racial stereotypes, then using it as a conduit for global community. At the Hammer Museum, he gets his due.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #hammer-museum, #jenkins-ulysses-1946, #los-angeles-calif, #museums, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Kim’s Video Is Back. What Even Is a Video Store in 2022?

Alamo Drafthouse bought the seminal New York chain’s collection in an effort to make rentals a draw for moviegoers. Can one disrupted business help another?

#alamo-drafthouse-cinema, #kims-video, #movies, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Rumble, the Right’s Go-To Video Site, Has Much Bigger Ambitions

The company, supported by Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and other prominent conservatives, wants to help build a “new internet” independent from Silicon Valley’s titans.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumble-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Streaming Has Won the Hollywood Debate. Is Best Picture Next?

A few years ago, the entertainment industry was arguing over whether movies on streaming services even counted as a film. Now, one is poised to win the Oscars’ top prize.

#academy-awards-oscars, #apple-tv-plus, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quinn-tom-1970, #spielberg-steven, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #west-side-story-2021-movie

The Simple, Innocent Joy in GIFs

A reflection on the digital diversions after their creator, Stephen Wilhite, passes on.

#computers-and-the-internet, #google-news, #internal-sub-only-nl, #neumann-adam, #radioshack-corporation, #roach-john-v, #tandy-corp, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wilhite-stephen-e-1948-2022

Stephen Wilhite, Creator of the Animated GIF, Dies at 74

The pronunciation of ‘GIF,’ short for graphics interchange format, was a frequent subject of debate. Think Jif, the peanut butter, Mr. Wilhite said.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #social-media, #stephen-e-wilhite, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Video Appears to Show Death of California Man Held Down by Police

“I can’t breathe,” Edward Bronstein yelled as highway patrol officers pinned him down after a traffic stop in Burbank in March 2020, a video released this week shows.

#burbank-calif, #california-highway-patrol, #edward-bronstein, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-county-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Arnold Schwarzenegger Tapes Video to Russia, Telling Putin: ‘Stop This War’

The movie star and former governor of California addressed Russians and Russian soldiers, saying, “ “your lives, your limbs, your futures are being sacrificed for a senseless war.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #schwarzenegger-arnold, #ukraine, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How to Outlast 5-Minute Internet Fads

Hand videos by the food entertainment site Tasty reshaped the internet. The question now is what’s next.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fads, #food, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Streaming Companies Are Looking to Britain for Studios to Meet Demand

Netflix, Amazon Prime and other studios are snapping up soundstages in Britain and building more, drawn by an experienced labor pool and alluring tax incentives.

#amazon-com-inc, #british-film-institute-bfi-national-archive, #foreign-investments, #great-britain, #littlewoods-studios, #movies, #netflix-inc, #saunders-lynn, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-brothers

M.L.B. Nears Deal With Another Streaming Service to Carry Some Games Exclusively

Peacock would join Apple TV+, which has already reached an agreement that will make it harder for cable subscribers to find major-league games.

#apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #baseball, #major-league-baseball, #peacock-services, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

TikTok Ukraine War Videos Raise Questions About Spread of Misinformation

The Chinese-owned video app is dealing with a flood of war videos and the question of whether it is spreading unverified information.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #ukraine, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Ukraine’s Livestreamed War

We’re riveted by graphic videos of war in Ukraine, but should we trust them?

#ghost-of-kyiv, #internal-sub-only-nl, #livestream, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #snake-island, #social-media, #ukraine, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Twitch Says It Will Bar Chronic Spreaders of Misinformation

The new policy will take down channels that persistently lie about vaccines and election fraud, as well as Russian state-run media.

#amazon-com-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #fortnite-video-game, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #twitch-interactive-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Epic Games, Who’s Behind Fortnite, Buys Bandcamp

Epic Games is acquiring an online music platform that has been embraced by musicians for its eclectic offerings and a payment system that favors artists.

#bandcamp-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #epic-games, #fortnite-video-game, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #music, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

As Gale Made an Extreme Sport of Heathrow Landings, He Called the Plays

Jerry Dyer became a media sensation after filming, and commenting on, planes landing at the London airport during a howling storm.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #heathrow-airport-london-england, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #london-england, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wind

TelevisaUnivision Unveils Plans for Streaming Service in Spanish

It’s called ViX. A free ad-supported tier will start on March 31, and a premium subscription service will follow later this year.

#grupo-televisa-sab, #spanish-language, #univision, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

This YouTube Star Is Also a Retail Empire

Linus Sebastian started out making wacky videos. Now he employs fashion designers and logistics experts.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #online-advertising, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Hacker Who Sold Pirated Video Games Gets More Than 3 Years in Prison

Gary Bowser, 52, pleaded guilty for his role in a group that sold pirated video games for devices like the Nintendo Switch, costing companies more than $65 million, prosecutors said.

#computer-and-video-games, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #gary-bowser, #nintendo-switch-video-game-system, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #washington-state

7 Thoughtful Reader Responses on Ending Online Church

Readers had strong feelings about last week’s newsletter. Here are some of the most compelling replies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #vaccination-and-immunization, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

After Moving Online, BBC Three Returns to the Airwaves

The British public broadcaster moved a youth-focused channel online, but now it’s changing course as viewing habits continue to mutate.

#british-broadcasting-corp, #computers-and-the-internet, #england, #great-britain, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Video of Mentally Ill Woman Chained in Shack Stirs Anger in China

Public discussion of mental illness has grown in recent years, but in rural areas, resources and acceptance are still limited.

#domestic-violence, #douyin-bytedance, #jiangsu-province-china, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Why Online Creators Are Mad at Apple’s Fees

Creators who want to make a living online say the fees are too high.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Why Not Copy YouTube’s Good Idea?

Online creators make the content that entertains and informs us, and they want to share in the riches.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Celebrity Gossip Blogger

The rapper sued the YouTuber Tasha K in 2019 after she posted a series of videos claiming that Cardi B was a prostitute.

#cardi-b-1992, #libel-and-slander, #privacy, #rap-and-hip-hop, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tasha-k, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Blogger Tasha K

The rapper sued the YouTuber Tasha K in 2019 after she posted a series of videos claiming that Cardi B was a prostitute.

#cardi-b-1992, #libel-and-slander, #privacy, #rap-and-hip-hop, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tasha-k, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

A YouTuber’s Plane Crash Draws Doubts From Aviation Experts

The video from December shows Trevor Jacob cursing in panic before leaping with a parachute out of a small plane. Some experts wonder if the crash was a publicity stunt.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #california, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #pilots, #trevor-jacob, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

How I Cut My Family’s Cable and Streaming Bill by $170

After I realized we were paying more than $400 a month, I knew I had to do something. Here’s what I learned.

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