Tubefilter: YouTube Shutters 7 Remaining ‘YouTube Spaces’ Globally, Doubling Down On Pop-ups And Virtual Programming

Tubefilter: YouTube Shutters 7 Remaining ‘YouTube Spaces’ Globally, Doubling Down On Pop-ups And Virtual Programming. “YouTube announced today that it’s permanently ceasing operations at each of its remaining YouTube Spaces across the globe, bringing a formal end to an initiative it launched nine years ago to operate fixed physical hubs in key markets furnishing studio space, networking events, and video education classes.”

Tennessean: Police: Man shot, killed in Hermitage after ‘prank robbery’ for YouTube video went wrong

Tennessean: Police: Man shot, killed in Hermitage after ‘prank robbery’ for YouTube video went wrong. “A man was shot and killed Friday night in the parking lot of a Hermitage business after a robbery ‘prank’ for a YouTube channel went wrong, according to Metro Nashville police. The homicide unit is investigating a claim of self-defense in the shooting, MNPD stated in a Saturday news release.”

Spotted Via Reddit: A Human-Curated Database of Instructional Videos on YouTube

Spotted via Reddit: a human-curated database of instructional videos on YouTube. What a brilliant idea. From the front page: “YTT Tech exists to organize, curate, and surface the wealth of instructional content on YouTube. To be a place to discover and explore new skills and tools. We’ve only scratched the surface thus far, there’s a ton of great content that hasn’t been covered yet.” The top section breaks down videos by department (carpentry, cooking, music, etc) and then section (for carpentry that’s framing, sheds, walls, etc). Not a ton here yet but I love the structure.

Poynter: How The Star Tribune is building its YouTube and social media video presence from scratch

Poynter: How The Star Tribune is building its YouTube and social media video presence from scratch. “Over the course of 12 months, The Star Tribune went from having no visible content on its YouTube channel to publishing videos that have amassed thousands of views. Tribune staff did this while covering an intense news cycle, including the killing of George Floyd in their community. We’re breaking down how The Star Tribune spun up a new social-first video series, how they managed their workflow, and what major takeaways they’ve had from the process.”

NBC News: YouTube suspends Giuliani from partner program, cutting access to ad revenue

NBC News: YouTube suspends Giuliani from partner program, cutting access to ad revenue. “YouTube said Tuesday it had suspended Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s lawyer, from a program that allows partners to make money from ads on their videos, after Giuliani broke YouTube’s rules by repeatedly sharing election misinformation. The suspension will last at least 30 days and has been in effect since last week, YouTube said in an email.” In the meantime, Donald Trump has had his ban extended.

Screenrant: What Does YouTube’s New ‘Progressive Web App’ Do & Should You Install It?

Screenrant: What Does YouTube’s New ‘Progressive Web App’ Do & Should You Install It?. “YouTube is now available as a Progressive Web App (PWA), combining some of the benefits it offers as a website with those it can do as an application installed on a device. PWAs are meant to be fast, offer functionalities that websites can’t, and feel more like native apps to use. They also work across different platforms.”

BuzzFeed News: This Pro-Trump YouTube Network Sprang Up Just After He Lost

BuzzFeed News: This Pro-Trump YouTube Network Sprang Up Just After He Lost. “A network of YouTube channels connected to the pro-Trump media outlet Epoch Times launched after Election Day as part of a disinformation campaign to keep President Donald Trump in office. Only one of the channels discloses its ties to the newspaper, which traffics in conspiracy theories and has become one of the president’s staunchest media allies.”

Vox: Is the country falling apart? Depends on where you get your news.

Vox: Is the country falling apart? Depends on where you get your news.. “Since the protests that arose in the wake of George Floyd’s death last summer, I have increasingly watched livestreams on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook to get a sense of how things feel on the ground. In particular, the Twitch channel Woke collects lots of different livestreams into a single feed, highlighting the audio from only one of them at a time (so as to avoid aural confusion) but letting viewers watch many different streams simultaneously, sometimes over a dozen at once. The feel of the channel is a little like the oft-depicted image of one person sitting in front of many televisions, all tuned to different things.”

9to5 Google: YouTube rival Rumble sues Google over video search rankings

9to5 Google: YouTube rival Rumble sues Google over video search rankings. “According to the Wall Street Journal, the Canadian-based Rumble has accused Google of ‘unfairly rigging its search algorithm’ and favoring video content hosted on YouTube over rival platforms. Rumble has become a popular video hosting platform for conservatives in the US who claim that the established tech platforms are engaging in censorship.”

Tubefilter: 2021 Predictions For YouTube, feat. D’Angelo Wallace, Rebecca Zamolo, And Hank Green

Tubefilter: 2021 Predictions For YouTube, feat. D’Angelo Wallace, Rebecca Zamolo, And Hank Green. “For our last 2020 episode of Creator News—Tubefilter’s investigative series exploring issues that impact the entire creator community—we talked to OG YouTuber and VidCon founder Hank Green (3.33 million subscribers), popular family creator and Game Master Network founder Rebecca Zamolo (10 million), and rising star commentator D’Angelo Wallace (1.82 million) about what they experienced this year, and what they expect to see from creators, viewers, and platforms in 2021.”