New York Times: How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

New York Times: How YouTube’s Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media. “Since its 2005 debut with the slogan “Broadcast Yourself,” YouTube has positioned itself as a place where any people with camera phones can make a career of their creativity and thrive free of the grip of corporate media gatekeepers. But in order to share in the advertising wealth a user base of more than a billion can provide, independent producers like Mr. Pakman must satisfy the demands of YouTube’s unfeeling, opaque and shifting algorithms.” Didn’t see anything about shifting Google algorithms, which can be equally devastating and have been going on for longer.