Loughborough University: New animation aims to help people with eating disorders safely navigate social media

Loughborough University: New animation aims to help people with eating disorders safely navigate social media. “Researchers from Loughborough University have teamed up with UK charity Beat to create an animated video that explores how social media affects people with an eating disorder. The short film, released today (Monday 13 September), looks at how social media can be both harmful and helpful, and provides useful advice for those being negatively affected by what they see online and to support recovery.”

How to Start Vlogging: 11 Tips for Absolute Beginners (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Start Vlogging: 11 Tips for Absolute Beginners. “It might seem as simple as turning on a camera, saying your piece, and uploading the video—but there’s a lot more that goes into vlogging, especially since it’s become a competitive multi-million dollar industry. If you’re interested in becoming a vlogger but have no idea where to start, you’re in the right place. We’re going to give you several essential tips every beginner needs to know.” This is more of a “things you need to think about,” a good place to start, but for techniques and setups, you’ll need more in-depth articles.

How to Take a Good Selfie Video: 10 Tips (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Take a Good Selfie Video: 10 Tips . “If you’re active on platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram, you’ve already seen countless selfie videos. With the new generation moving away from image-based content and preferring the interactive format of videos, it might be time to jump on board. We’re going to discuss why you should consider taking selfie videos, and give you some tips on how to shoot them.”

HuffPost: Film Archive Releases Colorized Footage Of Last Known Tasmanian Tiger

HuffPost: Film Archive Releases Colorized Footage Of Last Known Tasmanian Tiger. “An Australian film archive released colorized footage of the last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, this week ― 85 years after the species went extinct. The short video was filmed at a zoo in Hobart, Tasmania in 1933 and shows the thylacine, named Benjamin, padding around a small enclosure. Benjamin died in captivity three years later and the Tasmanian tiger was declared extinct.”

Investopedia: Google’s Incredible YouTube Purchase 15 Years Later

Investopedia: Google’s Incredible YouTube Purchase 15 Years Later. “Nearly 15 years ago, Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL, GOOG) Google purchased YouTube for the hefty sum of $1.65 billion. The actual date the news hit was Oct. 9, 2006. That may seem like a small sum for the behemoth that YouTube is today. But back then, the video site had been around for less than two years—even if it was growing like a weed.”

Google Blog: 50 years of film with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: 50 years of film with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture. “The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is an internationally respected institution for education and creativity, launching the careers of many directors, producers, cinematographers, animators and more. Many of whom have gone on to become household names, and earn multiple BAFTAs and Oscars, making NFTS the most awarded film school globally. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, for the first time in the school’s history, online audiences will be able to explore a new digital archive of over 200 graduate films from alumni of the school.”

New York Times: How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?

New York Times: How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?. “We aren’t forcing Zoomers to spend their childhoods watching and shooting videos; we’re just giving them the opportunity. Some kids will resist, but most will indulge that opportunity, and those who do will make a little more money for Google, for Apple, for TikTok — all the far-off companies chartered to do business with the digital natives in their new world. It is a world we call barbarous, even as we devote more and more resources to colonizing it.” Wow. This is going to be sitting in my head for a while.

National Film Archive of Japan: “Films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923″ is now available.

National Film Archive of Japan: “Films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923″ is now available.. “With the aim of sharing knowledge about the historic disaster and its impact on society via moving images, this website offers a selection of films of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 which have survived over the century and now part of the collection of the National Film Archive of Japan.” The site is in Japanese, but Google Translate handled it.

Newsweek: YouTube, TikTok Videos Showing Animals Tortured, Buried, Eaten Alive Viewed 5bn Times

Newsweek: YouTube, TikTok Videos Showing Animals Tortured, Buried, Eaten Alive Viewed 5bn Times. “A report published on Wednesday has revealed the shocking scope of animal cruelty videos posted to large social media platforms such as YouTube, TikTok and Facebook. The research, conducted by the Asia for Animals Social Media Animal Cruelty Coalition (SMACC,) identified 5,480 individual links to videos of animal cruelty between July 2020 and August 2021, with a combined number of views totalling more than 5.3 billion.”

‘YouTube magic dust’: How America’s second-largest social platform ducks controversies (Washington Post)

Washington Post: ‘YouTube magic dust’: How America’s second-largest social platform ducks controversies . “In an era when tech giants control the largest global information networks, their decisions about who can speak and what they can say have massive geopolitical implications…. But for a constellation of reasons, YouTube’s content policies have tended to attract less media attention and scrutiny than those of Facebook or Twitter, experts say — even though nearly a quarter of U.S. adults say they get news from YouTube, according to the Pew Research Center. (Facebook serves as a news source for 36 percent of Americans, the highest share of any social platform, while Twitter is third at 15 percent.)”

Exclusive: Amazon is helping Formula 1 preserve its history with colossal video archive (TechRadar)

TechRadar: Exclusive: Amazon is helping Formula 1 preserve its history with colossal video archive. “Amazon Web Services and Formula 1 are working together to migrate decades of race footage to a centralized database in the cloud, the pair have revealed. The archive migration project is an extension of an existing partnership between the two organizations, the main objective of which is to create superior experiences for fans on race days by utilizing the latest cloud analytics technologies.”

The Scotsman: Far right website sees upsurge in ‘hateful content’ and Covid-19 disinformation aimed at Scots

The Scotsman: Far right website sees upsurge in ‘hateful content’ and Covid-19 disinformation aimed at Scots. “A video-sharing platform which has been reported to regulators for hosting hateful, violent and anti-semitic content is enjoying an upsurge in activity aimed at Scottish audiences, with a spate of posts pushing conspiracy theories and disinformation about the nation’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.” Not YouTube.