Edscoop: Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says . “Generation Z is significantly more interested in learning through YouTube and videos than the millennial generation that preceded it, according to research released Wednesday. In a new report entitled ‘Beyond Millennials: The Next Generation of Learners,’ digital education company Pearson trains its sights on the educational perspectives of people born after 1995.”
MakeUseOf: How to Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 for Offline Listening. “By converting and downloading YouTube videos as MP3 files, you can listen as often as you want without wasting any data. Here are the best online YouTube to MP3 converters for music.”
MIT Technology Review: The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes. “The tools for catching deepfakes were developed through a program—run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—called Media Forensics. The program was created to automate existing forensics tools, but has recently turned its attention to AI-made forgery.”
Mashable: How one company reshaped — and kind of ruined — the viral video landscape. “As a company, what Jukin [Media] does is relatively simple: It finds undiscovered videos, buys them or strikes a revenue share from the owners thirsty for viral fame or money. It then licenses the clips for rebroadcast — to everyone from the local news to highlight reel shows on MTV. On one hand, it’s a great service for TV shows looking to find some easy content. Jukin helps connect video owners with broadcasters that have wide reach. But licensing companies like Jukin also play a very disruptive role in the viral video economy.”
Make Tech Easier: 4 Useful Apps For Keeping Online Video Diaries. “Journaling and keeping diaries as well as blogging are more popular than ever as people share their lives with others. If you want to keep a video diary instead of just a written one, here are some apps and websites you may wish to explore.”
New York Times: Autoplay Videos Are Not Going Away. Here’s How to Fight Them.. “You’re probably familiar with this horrendous experience: You are perusing a website, and suddenly an annoying voice or unfamiliar music blasts through your speakers. You wonder, where is this coming from? You scroll up and down the webpage only to realize that a video is playing without your consent. And the noise polluting your ears is coming from an ad preceding a video you had never clicked to watch.”
TechCrunch: U.S. adults now spend nearly 6 hours per day watching video . “If you’ve been wondering why every major media platform has been doubling down on its video efforts in recent months, Nielsen’s new report has the answer. According to the firm’s research, U.S. adults are now spending almost 6 hours per day on video, on average. That includes time spent watching both live and time-shifted TV, watching videos in an app or mobile website on a smartphone or tablet, watching video over a TV-connected device like a DVD player, game console or internet device such as Roku, and watching videos on a computer.” GACK! SIX HOURS??! Okay, well, y’all do y’all.