YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?
YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace?

In an effort to reduce the influence of extremism and terrorism on the world’s most popular video platform YouTube will redirect hate toward…peace? Well, if not peace directly YouTube promises it will redirect viewers toward videos intended to refute extremist mythology and videos confronting terrorist violence. YouTube announced July 20th new measures using what’s called […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

Copyright can be a thorny online issue
Copyright can be a thorny online issue

Copyright can be a thorny online issue. Literally millions (probably, really, billions) of videos, photos, memes – all kinds of images and, yes, words – exist online and they are just there, ripe for the picking and resharing and using in countless ways. But every image, every video, every word, every meme was created by […]

LiveStream video and fleeting images
LiveStream video and fleeting images

LiveStream video and fleeting images are no doubt the sexy siren’s call of content marketing; the cool, the hip. And one has to admit, the whole idea has powerful allure. Think: never before in the history of communications have we been able to (potentially) show the world what’s right before our eyes in such an […]

Social image streams are so much more
Social image streams are so much more

If ¬†you don’t know by now, you really should: social image streams are so much more than mere images. The image streams on social networks have been for quite a while the most engaging currency in the digital spaces – and for good and obvious reasons. But to relegate them to mere images leaves us […]

Instagram goes algo – or will soon
Instagram goes algo – or will soon

What has been rumored for months finds confirmation: Instagram goes algo – or will soon. Instagram confirmed in a post March 15 it will indeed start altering your Instagram feed based on your connections and likes and interests – just exactly (or pretty darn close) the way parent-company Facebook delivers to you its News Feed: […]

YouTube steps up copyright monitoring
YouTube steps up copyright monitoring

YouTube steps up copyright monitoring and overview of take-down requests after a series of complaints about videos being removed without cause. The Google-owned video giant employs an automated system for removing videos for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is copyright infringement. And sometimes – critics would say way too often, lately […]

Twitter takes Periscope direct into its stream
Twitter takes Periscope direct into its stream

Twitter takes Periscope direct into its stream and now the whole world can – instantly and without additional steps – watch refrigerator contents. That’s right, Periscope fans, no more clicking from a Twitter card into the Periscope feed. You’ll now see the long list of insightful and useful Periscope live-stream videos right in your Twitter […]

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat
Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat

Snapchat is not storing photos, says Snapchat. At least, that was the sum total of a blog post published Nov. 1 in response to the Internet freak out over an October 28 revision to its Terms of Service statement and privacy policy. Well, okay, maybe the entire Internet didn’t freak out but the Snapchat portion […]

YouTube Red – subscription video, no ads
YouTube Red – subscription video, no ads

Google launched October 28, as planned, its YouTube Red – subscription video, no ads – for $9.99 a month. It will be interesting to, um, watch to see if this is really the game changer predicted or just yet another offering in the panoply of streaming a la carte video and music services for which […]