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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

#amazon-prime-video, #buress-hannibal, #comedy-and-humor, #douglas-tv-program, #end-times-fun-tv-program, #escola-cole, #for-the-masses-tv-program, #gadsby-hannah, #girl-daddy-tv-program, #handler-chelsea, #hbo-max, #help-im-stuck-with-cole-escola-web-original-program, #how-to-with-john-wilson-tv-program, #instagram-inc, #jamie-demetriou, #jones-leslie-1967, #kristen-schaal, #kurt-braunohler, #lynn-shelton, #maron-marc, #miami-nights-tv-program, #natasia-demetriou, #netflix-inc, #quarter-life-crisis-tv-program, #sam-morril, #stath-lets-flats-tv-program, #stelling-beth, #time-machine-tv-program, #two-thousand-twenty, #up-on-the-roof-tv-program, #wilson-john-1986, #youtube-com, #ziwe-fumudoh

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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

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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

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It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)

Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.

#addiction-psychology, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sleep, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.

The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.

#elections-senate, #hirono-mazie-k, #klobuchar-amy, #menendez-robert, #peters-gary, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wojcicki-susan, #youtube-com

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False Claims That Biden ‘Lost’ Pennsylvania Surge, and Tech Companies Struggle to Keep Up

Some of President Trump’s most prominent allies helped to set the rumors in motion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #google-inc, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #youtube-com

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False Claims That Biden ‘Lost’ Pennsylvania Surge

Some of President Trump’s most prominent allies helped to set the rumors in motion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #google-inc, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #youtube-com

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Should You Move to France? Ask an Expat Blogger

“Frenchfluencers” (expats who blog or post from France) report increased engagement from stressed Americans seeking escapism.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #france, #instagram-inc, #paris-france, #provence-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youtube-com

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YouTube Cut Down Misinformation. Then It Boosted Fox News.

To battle false information, YouTube cut its recommendations to fringe channels and instead promoted major networks, especially Fox News.

#carlson-tucker, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fox-news-channel, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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What to Expect From Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Election Day

The sites are key conduits for communication and information. Here’s how they plan to handle the challenges facing them before, on and after Tuesday.

#facebook-inc, #mohan-neal, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

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Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.

#advertising-and-marketing, #children-and-childhood, #fast-food-industry, #federal-trade-commission, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #toys, #youtube-com

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Social Media and the Hunter Biden Report

In trying to insulate their platforms from the spread of dubious information, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have ignited a different kind of firestorm.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #facebook-inc, #new-york-post, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

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Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.

#alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #brin-sergey, #computers-and-the-internet, #gates-bill, #google-inc, #justice-department, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #page-larry, #pichai-sundar, #schmidt-eric-e, #search-engines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walker-kent, #wilson-sonsini-goodrichrosati, #youtube-com

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YouTube Cracks Down on QAnon Conspiracy Theory, Citing Offline Violence

YouTube has played a bigger role in moving QAnon from the fringes to the mainstream than most platforms.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #youtube-com

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Among Us: You’re the Impostor

YouTubers, influencers and streamers popularized the multiplayer game. Then their fans started playing too.

#games, #kjellberg-felix-pewdiepie, #lupo-benjamin, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #youtube-com

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Riled Up: Misinformation Stokes Calls for Violence on Election Day

Baseless claims are circulating online about a Democrat-led coup, inflaming tensions in an already turbulent election season.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume.

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.

#beabadoobee-singer, #fake-it-flowers-album, #london-england, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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Take a Social Media Break Until You’ve Voted

Democracy would be better off for it.

#absentee-voting, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #news-and-news-media, #political-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

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Anthony Fantano Is the Music Critic Who Matters (if You’re Under 25)

Anthony Fantano reviews albums and songs on his YouTube channel, The Needle Drop, bringing an old art to a new medium — and perhaps ensuring it has a future.

#anthony-fantano, #consumer-reviews, #millennial-generation, #music, #social-media, #the-needle-drop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

The platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.

#absentee-voting, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #computers-and-the-internet, #crowdtangle-inc, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #news-and-news-media, #obama-barack, #romney-mitt, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Google Services Go Down in Some Parts of U.S.

People experienced outages of services like Gmail, YouTube and Google Meet.

#cloud-computing, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #united-states, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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