Library of Congress: Select National Film Registry Titles Now Available Free Online

Library of Congress: Select National Film Registry Titles Now Available Free Online . “The Library of Congress is offering film lovers a special gift during the holiday season. Sixty-four motion pictures, named to the Library’s National Film Registry, are now available online on the Library’s website. The collection, ‘Selections from the National Film Registry,’ is also available to the public on YouTube. These films are among hundreds of titles that have been tapped for preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic significance. “

BuzzFeed: YouTubers Made Hundreds Of Thousands Off Of Bizarre And Disturbing Child Content

BuzzFeed: YouTubers Made Hundreds Of Thousands Off Of Bizarre And Disturbing Child Content. “Before YouTube pulled the ads from ‘Ted’’s channel, it was making him tens of thousands of dollars a month. The father of two, who asked to use a pseudonym for fear of retaliation from YouTube, left a job with a six-figure salary to make YouTube videos of his young kids. These videos feature his children being “scared” by clowns, and adults mock-wrestling and handling a diaper covered in fake poop. As such, they fall into the broad category of ‘family-friendly’ content — that is, home videos featuring children in situations ranging from merely silly to potentially exploitative — which YouTube recently began cracking down on after public outcry and media attention.”

TechCrunch: Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

TechCrunch: Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos . “The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting into Facebook and Instagram clips ‘songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more.’ What you can’t add is any music you’ve heard before. Sound Collection has huge potential, but lackluster execution, and probably won’t deter users from illegally adding popular music to their videos.”

TechCrunch: Following controversies over kids’ content, YouTube makes several YouTube Red family shows free

TechCrunch: Following controversies over kids’ content, YouTube makes several YouTube Red family shows free. “Amid controversies over how YouTube has been handling content aimed at children on its network, YouTube is making a number of its previously subscription-only YouTube Red shows available on its YouTube Kids application for the first time as part of a new promotion.”

SBS: Database flags 40,000 videos as extremist

SBS: Database flags 40,000 videos as extremist. “A consortium of tech companies including Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter say a database it created to identify extremist content now contains more than 40,000 videos or images. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism was created in June under pressure from governments in Europe and the US after a spate of deadly attacks.”

VidMe: Vidme shuts down due to increased competition from YouTube and Facebook

Digital Trends: Vidme shuts down due to increased competition from YouTube and Facebook. “After more than three years in the business, the community-driven video share site Vidme is shutting down. In a Medium post, the Vidme team said that the site will be taken down on December 15. Existing Vidme videos remain playable and exportable until December 15, but video uploads and account activations will cease as of the time of this article’s publication.”