MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming. “There are many great ways to learn to code. Websites like CodeAcademy allow you to work through exercises in a browser to learn a language. This is a great way to learn the syntax and structure of a language without having to install a development environment. Not everyone learns this way and many people believe project-based work is better for long term learning. These YouTube channels let you code-along with full projects, allowing you to learn practical skills while achieving something!”

MakeUseOf: 8 Reasons to Switch From YouTube to DTube

MakeUseOf: 8 Reasons to Switch From YouTube to DTube. “Video viewing is predominantly an online pastime. Streaming services like Netflix have changed the face of media forever. And sites like YouTube rely on centrally collected videos which they send to devices on demand. This isn’t the only way it can work though, and DTube is an example of a decentralized video network. Today we’ll look at what DTube is and how it works, but first, let’s look at how online video sites usually work.”

Nieman Journalism Lab: Could those information boxes under YouTube conspiracy videos add legitimacy instead of reduce it?

Nieman Journalism Lab: Could those information boxes under YouTube conspiracy videos add legitimacy instead of reduce it?. “I thought it was worth highlighting a criticism of YouTube’s system made last year by Mike Caulfield, who runs the Digital Polarization Initiative. Caulfield worried that embedding external information from Encyclopedia Britannica or other trusted sources might end up adding credibility to conspiracy videos rather than reducing it.”

BuzzFeed News: YouTube’s New Fact-Check Tool Flagged Notre Dame Fire Coverage And Attached An Article About 9/11

BuzzFeed News: YouTube’s New Fact-Check Tool Flagged Notre Dame Fire Coverage And Attached An Article About 9/11. “As the Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday, YouTube flagged livestreams of the incident as possible sources of misinformation and then started showing people articles about the 9/11 attacks.”

Business Insider: YouTube’s algorithm is under fire for boosting a sexist conspiracy theory about black hole researcher Katie Bouman

Business Insider: YouTube’s algorithm is under fire for boosting a sexist conspiracy theory about black hole researcher Katie Bouman. “As news of Dr. Katie Bouman’s role in capturing the first image of a black hole went viral earlier this week, another group was creating their own version of the story that accused Bouman of profiting off the hard work of a male colleague on the Event Horizon Telescope team. That false narrative quickly found its way to social media, and YouTube. Earlier this afternoon, people began to notice that the top result when searching Bouman’s name on YouTube produced a video by a user named Mr. Obvious.”

The Next Web: YouTube’s plan to reward ‘quality’ content has some problems

The Next Web: YouTube’s plan to reward ‘quality’ content has some problems. “After a turbulent year, YouTube is allegedly doing some damage control with its advertisers. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company is looking for a way to reward constructive and quality content. The problem is that’s not something that can be done by algorithms. That’s something that’s going to take human eyeballs, looking at every video if the company doesn’t want another scandal.”