And since the ad is not tied/embedded in to a video, the revenue from it is all gravy for Google.I no longer even need to watch a video to get served ads by YouTube; apparently as of this morning, the first "video" in my feed list is now always an ad, reducing the number of actual videos from subscribed channels in the feed from 8 to only 7 now. Yay.
Oh, that explains why I only have 7 recommendations at the top of my YouTube home page. My YouTube ad blocker is blocking the 8th video.I no longer even need to watch a video to get served ads by YouTube; apparently as of this morning, the first "video" in my feed list is now always an ad, reducing the number of actual videos from subscribed channels in the feed from 8 to only 7 now. Yay.
Skate culture has found a new life on TikTok, where short videos of impressive tricks, painful wipeouts, and hangs at the local skatepark have collectively brought in billions of views. The explosion in skateboarding videos has encouraged one-time skaters to pick up the hobby again and convinced complete newbies to try it for the first time — and unlike the male-dominated world that was the face of skate culture for decades, many of TikTok’s stars are women and queer folks.
Facebook reduced the reach of the Post’s story the morning it was published, saying that it was eligible for fact-checking by the platform’s partners. Twitter went further and banned linking to the story at all, citing a policy against posting hacked information. While both sites have introduced stricter moderation rules in recent months — each banned Holocaust denial posts earlier this week, for instance — it was an unusual crackdown on an investigative story from a well-known print publication. And quickly, the sites’ decisions became the story.
This is a complicated saga, and almost nobody involved comes out looking good. But it illustrates some very obvious problems with political discourse, social media, and how information works on the internet.
They blame the epidemic, because people weren't watching stuff on their phones as much as they used to. Meanwhile, Tiktok skyrockets...After launching only in April this year, with a $1.75 billion infusion of cash and the leadership of former NBC bigwig Jeffrey Katzenberg, the service is ending as part of the closure of its holding company, Quibi Holdings LLC, according to "people familiar with the matter," the WSJ says. The news was delivered directly by Katzenberg to the LLC's investors on Wednesday, according to the report.
Srsly, nothing. The video was one of those like "5 weird places" things, and like the only other thing I've been watching for the last few days is true-crime videos.The hell you been watching to get those?