Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks About His Billion-Dollar Flop

The Hollywood mogul talks about what went wrong at Quibi and why he’s still doubling down on tech.

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A Homegrown Boxing Startup Meets Its Match: State Regulators

A pair of young men used an idea, social media and a pandemic to create a thriving underground fight club. Then the authorities got wind of it.

#boxing, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #instagram-inc, #los-angeles-calif, #mixed-martial-arts, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #youtube-com

How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?

One boy’s violent act of retribution raises uncomfortable questions about the world we’ve made for children.

#instagram-inc, #privacy, #smartphones, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Dhar Mann, YouTube’s Moral Philosopher

Dhar Mann has built an online video empire on contemporary fables.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-personal, #mann-dhar, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Taliban Ramp Up on Social Media, Defying Bans by the Platforms

More than 100 new official or pro-Taliban accounts and pages have surfaced on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, despite a ban on the group by the sites.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #censorship, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #taliban, #twitter, #youtube-com

‘Sermongate’ Prompts a Quandary: Should Pastors Borrow Words From One Another?

The new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has delivered sermons containing passages from those of his predecessor, causing a furor.

#christians-and-christianity, #computers-and-the-internet, #greear-j-d, #litton-ed-pastor, #ministers-protestant, #plagiarism, #southern-baptist-convention, #youtube-com

What Won’t the Nelk Boys Do?

Known for their pranks, parties and crude humor, the YouTubers are used to getting in trouble. But for them, the backlash is the brand.

#content-type-personal-profile, #nelk-boys, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

#fans-persons, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #onlyfans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #substack-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

In Korea, You Don’t Have to Explain TikTok to Your Grandma

Through videos on YouTube and TikTok that feature their lives, fashions and routines, many Koreans are challenging the idea that such media are a young person’s game.

#beauty-concept, #elderly, #grandparents, #social-media, #south-korea, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown

Its campaign is part of a global wave of actions by governments that are testing how far they can go to control online speech.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #politics-and-government, #russia, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #youtube-com

‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ to Leave YouTube After NFT Sale

The original video of a baby biting his brother’s finger has drawn nearly 900 million views on the platform since 2007. But now one bidder owns it as a nonfungible token.

#art, #auctions, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Why Your Kid Likes Comparing Neptune to a Dust Mite

Bigger than a planet? Smaller than an atom? Size comparison videos are all the rage and may scratch a very old itch.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #psychology-and-psychologists, #school-discipline-students, #space-and-astronomy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

What TikTok Stars Owe ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The comedian is ending her daytime talk show after 19 years. Her segment “Ellen’s Wonderful Web of Wonderment” was the start of a new kind of fame.

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World

Jimmy Donaldson, 22, is out to become the Elon Musk of online creators.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #generation-z, #greenville-nc, #jimmy-donaldson, #mobile-applications, #mr-beast, #mrbeast-burger-mobile-app, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youtube-com

Brie Larson, YouTube Personality. With an Oscar.

The Oscar-winning actress has found therapeutic refuge on YouTube.

#larson-brie, #youtube-com

Shame, Safety and Moving Beyond Cancel Culture

When is cancellation useful? And what other tools are available when it isn’t?

#cancel-culture, #natalie-wynn, #social-media, #will-wilkinson, #youtube-com

Jake Paul Promised Them Fame. Was It Worth the Price?

A look behind the scenes at life in the Team 10 house.

#paul-jake-1997, #social-media, #youtube-com

Why James Charles Has Been Demonetized by YouTube

The platform recently took action against a high-profile makeup artist. Here’s some background.

#celebrities, #charles-james-makeup-artist, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

YouTube Videos Brainwashed My Father. Can I Reprogram His Feed?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on dealing with a parent radicalized by a recommendation engine and whether to cut off a friend who has joined a cult.

#ethics-personal, #religious-cults, #youtube-com

A Former Alt-Right YouTuber Explains His Methods

Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.

#great-britain, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #robinson-tommy-1982, #social-media, #southern-lauren-1995, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

The 29-year-old gamer from Los Angeles is a new owner of 100 Thieves, the e-sports team giant.

#100-thieves-fashion-label, #computer-and-video-games, #content-type-personal-profile, #e-sports, #twitch-interactive-inc, #valkyrae-rachel-hofstetter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

Review: Building a Better Girl in ‘Honestly Sincere’

Liza Birkenmeier’s new play about a shape-shifting teenager makes a fitting contribution to Theater in Quarantine’s revamp of the avant-garde.

#birkenmeier-liza, #gelb-joshua-william, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #honestly-sincere-play, #mclaughlin-katie-rose, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theater-in-quarantine-theater-co, #youtube-com

Is ‘All Gas No Brakes’ Over?

Andrew Callaghan, 23, built a following with his YouTube series “All Gas No Brakes.” This month, he announced that he’d left the show. Here’s what happened.

#all-gas-no-brakes-web-original-program, #callaghan-andrew, #youtube-com

A YouTube Perfume Reviewer’s Big Dreams

By day Carlos Powell sold shoes; late into the night, he vlogged about his true passion: perfume.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #fragrance-foundation, #gavrielatos-steven, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #powell-carlos-j-1964-2021, #society-of-scent-llc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Russia Says It Is Slowing Access to Twitter

Moscow accused the social network of failing to remove content it deemed illegal. Soon after, a raft of government websites suffered a short outage.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #navalny-aleksei-a, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-international-relations, #youtube-com

Epoch Media Casts Wider Net to Spread Its Message Online

The company’s ties to more than a dozen sites illustrate how conservative media companies are branching out after Facebook and Twitter began stiffer policing of false information.

#computers-and-the-internet, #epoch-times, #facebook-inc, #falun-gong, #news-and-news-media, #right-on-times-website, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sagebook-social-network, #social-media, #twitter, #youmaker-website, #youtube-com

YouTube Removes Myanmar Military Channels

The video platform became the latest American internet giant to take down the military’s content since the coup last month.

#alphabet-inc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #youtube-com

Camilo’s Hemisphere-Spanning Pop

With indelibly catchy songs, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Colombia has conquered an international audience. A new album, “Mis Manos,” may bring him even more fresh ears.

#camilo-singer, #colombia, #content-type-personal-profile, #latin-music, #mis-manos-album, #youtube-com

Hello, Brains! A Life Spent Helping Others Understand A.D.H.D. Online

Jessica McCabe used YouTube to teach herself about A.D.H.D. Her videos taught others. Then she built a business.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #content-type-personal-profile, #mccabe-jessica-1982, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare, #youtube-com

Von Trapped: The Family Is Stuck Inside, So Why Not Sing Parodies?

The Marshes, an ordinary English family, have gained extraordinary fame for their musical spoofs of lockdown life. And no, they are not trying to be the von Trapps.

#england, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youtube-com

Facebook and Google Diverge in Response to Proposed Australian Law

With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook said it would block news links in the country while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #australian-the-newspaper, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #social-media, #youtube-com

Lessons From a Homebody

South Korean YouTubers are sharing the simple pleasures of keeping a clean, organized and food-filled home.

#orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-korea, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

The Sunday Read: ‘Who’s Making All Those Scam Calls?’

Every year, tens of millions of Americans collectively lose billions of dollars to scam callers. Where does the other end of the line lead?

#frauds-and-swindling, #india, #truecaller-mobile-app, #youtube-com

The Economic Case for Regulating Social Media

The core business model of platforms like Facebook and Twitter poses a threat to society and requires retooling, an economist says.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #conspiracy-theories, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-speech, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

Deep-Cleaning Videos Are Getting Grosser

Stuck at home, people are excavating the mold in their dishwashers and the hair in their drains for your viewing pleasure.

#hygiene-and-cleanliness, #reddit-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

The Joy of Watching Other People Clean

In this corner of YouTube, you can watch someone else clean the house — and you won’t be alone.

#content-type-service, #instagram-inc, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

What if the ‘Karate Kid’ Isn’t the Hero?

The ‘Cobra Kai’ actor Ralph Macchio on how the series flipped the script on his iconic character.

#cobra-kai-tv-program, #dvd-digital-versatile-disc, #hollywood-calif, #macchio-ralph-1961, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-karate-kid-movie, #youtube-com

They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin

Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.

#bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #virtual-currency, #youtube-com

When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.

#archives-and-records, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #inaugurations, #instagram-inc, #presidential-transition-us, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

YouTube Suspends Trump’s Channel for at Least Seven Days

YouTube is the latest tech company to bar the president from posting online, following Twitter, Facebook and others.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #google-inc, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #youtube-com

The President Is Losing His Platforms

After years of gentle wrist slaps, social media companies are finally revoking President Trump’s megaphone.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #parler-llc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill

The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

#computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diresta-renee, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #parler-llc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sacca-chris-1975, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #washington-dc, #youtube-com

Violence on Capitol Hill Is a Day of Reckoning for Social Media

Critics and even some allies of companies like Twitter and Facebook say they have failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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Lilly Singh’s Week: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and ’90s Bollywood

The host of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” spends her downtime watching movies and trying to be more savvy with news sources.

#a-little-late-with-lilly-singh-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #national-broadcasting-co, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #singh-lilly, #studio-city-los-angeles-calif, #television, #youtube-com

From Voter Fraud to Vaccine Lies: Misinformation Peddlers Shift Gears

Election-related falsehoods have subsided, but misleading claims about the coronavirus vaccines are surging — often spread by the same people.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #youtube-com

Best Comedy of 2020

Comedians like Leslie Jones, Chelsea Handler and Hannibal Buress adjusted to the new abnormal, turning to Zoom, YouTube, rooftops and parks.

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‘On Social Media, There Are Thousands’: In Cuba, Internet Fuels Rare Protests

Artists gathered by the hundreds in Cuba’s largest protest in decades after seeing videos of police detentions that were filmed on cellphones and circulated online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cuba, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #havana-cuba, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

YouTube to Forbid Videos Claiming Widespread Election Fraud

The company said that it was making the change because the deadline for recounts and audits of the election had passed.

#google-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com