The Atlantic: Just a Few People Crowned Some of YouTube’s Earliest Hits

The Atlantic: Just a Few People Crowned Some of YouTube’s Earliest Hits. “Everyone had to see this. It was early 2007 when Sadia Harper called her YouTube co-workers to her desk to watch. On her screen, a preteen with a buzz cut and an oversize dress shirt was belting out an Alicia Keys song. ‘This kid is amazing,’ Harper said. The singer’s mother had been badgering her with emails to feature her son, Justin Bieber, on YouTube’s homepage. Harper was one of YouTube’s ‘coolhunters,’ a team once tasked with curating videos on YouTube.com.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Best YouTube Curators to Find Videos, Movies, and Documentaries Worth Watching

MakeUseOf: 7 Best YouTube Curators to Find Videos, Movies, and Documentaries Worth Watching. “Finding quality videos on YouTube has become a recurring joke these days, and let’s not even get started on the irrelevant recommendations that YouTube serves you. But that’s why we need video curators. These are the people (or algorithms) that crawl the deep recesses of YouTube’s library to find videos worth watching so that you can spend more time watching and less time searching.”

Instagram’s @bitch Isn’t Your Typical Social Video Aggregator. It Actually Credits Content Creators And Licenses Their Work.

Tubefilter: Instagram’s @bitch Isn’t Your Typical Social Video Aggregator. It Actually Credits Content Creators And Licenses Their Work.. “There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of reposting accounts across the internet. They poach creators’ videos, photos, and posts without their permission and under the banner of ‘curation,’ without crediting them for making the very content that’s raking in those followers, views, and likes. @bitch, however, does things differently.”