Mashable: ‘Cooking in a Wheelchair’ is a joyful, accessible YouTube show full of practical tips

Mashable: ‘Cooking in a Wheelchair’ is a joyful, accessible YouTube show full of practical tips. “Cheese, joy, and an inordinate amount of garlic are just a few things in abundance in the new YouTube cooking show Cooking in a Wheelchair. The idea to make an accessible cookery show came during lockdown when disability campaigner Katie Pennick was shielding at home for three months, and unable to leave the house for any reason. Prior to the pandemic, Pennick tended to eat out quite often. So when she began shielding, she got stuck into cooking every day out of sheer necessity in addition to keeping herself busy.”

TMZ: YouTube Stars Charged With Swatting … After Bank Robbery Pranks

TMZ: YouTube Stars Charged With Swatting … After Bank Robbery Pranks. “YouTube stars Alan and Alex Stokes are in very real trouble for allegedly faking a series of bank robberies … they’ve each just been hit with a felony charge. Authorities say the twin brothers, who have 4.81 million subscribers on their Stokes Twins YouTube page, staged a pair of fake bank robberies in Irvine, CA back in October, one of which resulted in an unsuspecting Uber driver being held at gunpoint by police.”

Reuters: Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation

Reuters: Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation. “Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the videosharing platform. The Alphabet-owned company said the channels were removed between April and June ‘as part of our ongoing investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to China.'”

Search Engine Journal: Google Appoints First-Ever ‘Creator Liaison’ for YouTube

Search Engine Journal: Google Appoints First-Ever ‘Creator Liaison’ for YouTube. “Google has created a new position within its company; a ‘creator liaison’ for communication between YouTube and its video publishers. A former YouTuber named Matt Koval has been appointed to the position, so you can now think of him as the Danny Sullivan (Google’s Search Liaison) of YouTube.”

Search Engine Journal: YouTube for Beginners: How to Set up Your Channel

Search Engine Journal: YouTube for Beginners: How to Set up Your Channel. “The more people consume content on YouTube, the more advertisers pay to put their messages there, and the more influencers (even micro ones) make money. And while the golden days of YouTube money-making have somewhat passed, the opportunity for individuals and brands to effectively market themselves on the platform is still very real.”

Engadget: YouTube’s burnout generation

Engadget: YouTube’s burnout generation. “Since about 720,000 hours of footage — equivalent to more than 82 years — are uploaded to the site daily, a major decider in whether a video gets seen (and thus how much a YouTuber gets paid through AdSense advertising revenue) is its appearance on the site’s front page or ‘up next’ column. But despite constant theorizing and probing, most creators are in the dark about what it takes to get their videos surfaced, leaving them in constant insecurity that they might wake up one day to be invisible and irrelevant.”

9to5Google: YouTube will test a new ‘featured in this video’ grid for collaborators

9to5Google: YouTube will test a new ‘featured in this video’ grid for collaborators. “YouTube’s Android app is about to be the testing grounds for a handy new feature for creators. Soon, YouTube will add a ‘featured in this video’ section to videos that involved any collaborators instead of having creators push that information into a cluttered description.”

Wired: YouTubers Must Unionize, No Matter What Google Says

Wired: YouTubers Must Unionize, No Matter What Google Says. “Most YouTubers aren’t millionaires famous for living their lives. Most don’t have Nike brand deals and fleets of assistants to bring them green juice and walk their small dogs, or account managers who can call YouTube when something goes wrong. That stereotype applies to maybe a few dozen people on the platform, but those people are not the only ones who helped YouTube to grow from cat video emporium to the second most popular search engine on the web.”

Tubefilter: Company Behind YouTube DIY Channel Blossom Pulls Down Videos Showing False, Dangerous Hacks

Tubefilter: Company Behind YouTube DIY Channel Blossom Pulls Down Videos Showing False, Dangerous Hacks. “First Media, the company behind popular life hack channel Blossom, has pulled down a number of videos after the Wall Street Journal challenged the veracity and safety of its hacks. Blossom, known for popularizing memeable life hacks like bathing peanut butter-smeared charcoal in ice to turn it into crystals, has a whopping 11.3M subscribers on YouTube, and 58M followers on Facebook. During its peak months (around this time last year), it brought in more than 200M views on YouTube, but it’s since sloped down to around 50M views per month.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Forges New ‘Red Diamond Creator Award’ For Channels With 100 Million Subscribers

Tubefilter: YouTube Forges New ‘Red Diamond Creator Award’ For Channels With 100 Million Subscribers. Note to historians reading this after I am dust – oh, who am I kidding – there are only two channels that currently qualify. “YouTube has partnered with renowned crystal brand Baccarat to forge its latest creator award — the so-called Red Diamond Creator Award, which will be delivered to channels that have surpassed 100 million subscribers.”

BBC: YouTube ‘King of Random’ dies in paragliding accident

BBC: YouTube ‘King of Random’ dies in paragliding accident. “YouTuber Grant Thompson, star of the ‘King of Random’ channel, has died in a paragliding accident. The 38 year old, whose channel had 11 million subscribers with billions of views, failed to return from a trip in Utah on Monday. Thompson had a GPS device which helped locate his body the next day.”

Here’s the real tea: A primer on YouTube drama channels (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Here’s the real tea: A primer on YouTube drama channels. “So you may have heard about a little fight going on in the YouTube community, between two beauty gurus named Tati Westbrook and James Charles. The drama tornado has engulfed aspects of the internet that aren’t even remotely related to the two, but one of the reasons may be an organized and inquisitive network of channels devoted to drama. If you’re new to the world of YouTube gossip, here’s what you need to know about these channels and what they do.”