Alex Jones’ miserable week continues

Posted on August 9, 2018

You know that the Internet has it in for you when even MailChimp decides to ban you.

Alex Jones, prominent American conspiracy theorist, has (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

The maddening world of YouTube riddles

Posted on July 24, 2018

Whatever it is that you’re supposed to be doing, YouTube can always be a distraction that will stop you doing it. After all, if you can imagine it, there’s probably a video on there about it.

You can easily spend a considerable proportion of your day simply jumping from one suggested video to the next, often ending up (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Why did YouTube ban a video of a chocolate cake?

Posted on July 6, 2018

Scientists have noticed that video sharing site YouTube is increasingly taking down their uploaded content, with even a demonstration of how to make a chocolate cake considered too extreme.

Back in February 2017, the channel ChemPlayer alerted its Twitter followers that YouTube was clamping down on its videos.

With YouTube now having terminated the channel for (more…)

Posted by John Murray

YouTube views to count towards UK singles chart

Posted on June 26, 2018

In a move that could be said to either drive home the changing ways we listen to music, or leave you wondering “wasn’t that the case already?”, the UK singles chart will be influenced by views on videos streaming site YouTube as of next week.

This Friday, June 29, will see the last UK top 40 to be announced without (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Yahoo receives fine for data hack

Posted on June 15, 2018

Online services firm Yahoo has been handed a fine of a quarter of a million pounds for a hack that has impacted over 500,000 UK users.

According to the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Teens start to ditch Facebook

Posted on June 4, 2018

According to a recent report from US-based research organisation Pew Research Center, an increasing number of US teenagers are abandoning social media site Facebook in favour of rival sites and platforms.

The survey asked (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Wikipedia info to be added to YouTube conspiracy videos

Posted on March 15, 2018

In a blog a short while ago, I suggested that one way social media sites could better inform their users on what sort of content they are reading, sharing and interacting with could be to team up with Wikipedia to provide brief snippets of neutral information on them. At the risk of sounding a right (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is YouTube pushing us towards extremes?

Posted on March 13, 2018

We live in a time where people tend to gravitate towards a very clear and uncompromising point of view.

The rise of the far-right in nations like Australia and Poland is accompanied by the election of a populist right-winger in the U.S. Even here in the UK, we now have a clear left and right choice in the (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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