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A dark mode for YouTube’s mobile app is spotted in the wild

 Last spring, YouTube rolled out a massive update to its desktop site that included a redesign, faster underlying framework, and the addition of a dark mode. Now, that dark theme may be making its way to the YouTube mobile app, as well. The change was recently spotted by MacRumors (by way of Reddit), and is already appearing for some users of the most recent version (13.0.1) of the YouTube… Read More

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Logan Paul announces he’s (thankfully) taking a break from YouTube

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Logan Paul, the YouTuber who posted a video earlier this week showing an apparent victim of suicide, is taking a break from YouTube.

Good.

The 22-year-old Vine star-turned-YouTube celebrity announced Thursday that he is taking a break from vlogging to reflect on his actions after receiving criticism for his Tuesday video titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest.” Paul has uploaded vlogs to YouTube on a near-daily basis for over a year, garnering over 15 million subscribers.

taking time to reflect
no vlog for now
see you soon

— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) January 4, 2018 Read more…

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Logan Paul isn’t the only problem. YouTube is broken — here’s how to fix it.

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It’s easy to hate on Logan Paul. A 22-year-old YouTuber with 15 million subscribers, Paul made himself the poster child for shallow and gross behavior this weekend by posting a graphic video in which he finds the body of a man who died by suicide in Aokigahara forest, a sacred site at the base of Mt. Fuji. The video gained a million likes before Paul took it down.

Bad enough that Paul yuks it up in the video while dressed in what can only be described as 21st century clown gear, the archetypal ugly American abroad. Worse still was the entirely self-centered apology that came Monday (“This is a first for me, I’ve never faced criticism like this before”). In a second apology, this time on video, Paul claims to be dejected, yet still had time to coif his hair in its perfect proto-Trump configuration.  Read more…

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YouTube star Logan Paul apologises for video depicting an apparent victim of suicide

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YouTube star Logan Paul has issued an apology for posting a video containing footage of an apparent victim of suicide, but it might not be enough for some.

In the now-removed video, the 22-year-old vlogger visited Japan’s Aokigahara forest on the northwestern flank of Mount Fuji. The forest’s name translates to the “Sea of Trees” but is known internationally as the “Suicide Forest,” the site of hundreds of suicides every year.

According to New York Magazine, Paul posted a video to his 15 million YouTube subscribers with the title “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” that was meant to be the third part of his “Tokyo Adventures,” series. The publisher reports that the video contained footage of a person who had apparently died by suicide, with their face blurred. Read more…

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Architecture

The backyard Hot Wheels track of your childhood dreams

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If you’ve ever built an epic Hot Wheels track through your house, much to the dismay of your perpetually tripped parents, this will be right up your alley.

YouTube channel 5MadMovieMakers released a video detailing a colossal Hot Wheels track that careens over two stories.

This is a serious amount of track. One car zooms from a second-story window into a highly complex set-up, all the way to a perfect stop. It’s as satisfying as watching the final scene in Happy Gilmore, which you may well have been watching the last time you set one of these up.

If you’re keen for a niche binge of this kind of home track content, check out this mini Thomas the Tank Engine performing stunts. Read more…

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YouTube TV hits 34 new markets

 The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service. YouTube TV, in particular, is executing an aggressive rollout, just yesterday making the service available to another 34 markets. That brings us to a total of 83 U.S. markets in which YouTube TV is currently available. ️ Cable-free live TV is now in… Read More

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This startup thinks it can share product reviews better than YouTube

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Two of the biggest tech companies, Google and Facebook, have been competing as the internet’s biggest destinations for video. And yet, a small startup is betting it has a shot of nabbing their views by narrowing in on one of YouTube’s most popular styles. 

Eight TV is an app focused on product reviews — by anyone and for anyone (anyone who carries a smartphone and probably likes Snapchat, that is). Shows can be created in minutes, often shot with selfie cameras. All videos are linked to a webpage to buy the item. The app pulls from the more than 100 million products in Amazon’s database. 

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Pakistan reportedly blocks Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube amid protest crackdowns

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Pakistan has reportedly blocked Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter amid a broader crackdown on protests. 

The blockages come after six people died and 200 others were injured after authorities attempted to clear Islamist protests from highways near the capital of Islamabad, according to the Associated Press

Pakistan also instituted a media blackout, with many of its major TV stations going off the air

We are aware of reports that the Pakistani government has taken action to block Twitter service, as well as other social media services, and that users are having difficulty using Twitter in Pakistan. We are monitoring the situation and hope service will be fully restored soon.

— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) November 25, 2017 Read more…

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Pictures of YouTube bro Jake Paul’s new $6.9 million house are here

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Bad news for the people living in Los Angeles’ Calabasas city. YouTube star Jake Paul, who recently made life hell for his West Hollywood neighbours, has moved into a huge mansion in the wealthy neighbourhood.

Paul announced his purchase of the 15,000 sq ft mansion on Oct. 13, featuring the house with a distinct metal block sculpture in front.

Pictures of the property on designer Amit Apel’s site offer a peek into the 20-year-old’s upcoming vlogs, which are surely set to feature even bigger scale antics on the 3.5 acre property. Read more…

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How to use social media to grow your business

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If you don’t know who Cameron Dallas is, go ahead and Google him. We’ll wait. 

Yeah, he’s kind of a big deal these days. The Vine and YouTube star/model has morphed his internet presence into a wildly lucrative brand, building a zealous fanbase and monetizing sponsored content on his social media accounts to amass an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. Oh, and he’s only 23 years old. 

Mr. Dallas might have been able to construct an online empire without an ounce of professional training, but it’s fair to assume that he’s an anomaly. For everyone else, there’s the Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing Course & Certification, a set of online classes that will teach you how to engage consumers while increasing your revenue. It might not turn you into a multimillionaire, but it will definitely give you a leg-up in the growing industry of social media marketing management, where the national average salary is approaching $60,000. Read more…

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Celebrity Covers: The Gibbs Sisters and Gabbi Garcia Show Off Their Singing Chops

While celebrities and influencers are becoming YouTube personalities, we also noticed that many of them are showcasing their singing talent. From covering songs to releasing their own tracks and music videos online, they are sharing a different side of them that we don’t see on-screen or social media. We listed some videos below so you […]

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If you want to grow your business, start by increasing your social media following

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You’ve seen the job listings: “we’re looking for a social media rockstar…“ 

Social media is driving huge amounts of revenue for companies across industries, and the job market is reflecting that value. This Social Media Rockstar Bundle is one way to learn the skills that check recruiters’ boxes, so you can be that rockstar and land an awesome job in social media.

Here’s a breakdown of the included courses: 

The Ultimate YouTube Diva Course: Get Paid to Make Videos Read more…

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YouTube uses its massive platform to help every girl get an education

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There’s something staggering about the fact that 130 million girls around the world don’t receive an education. 

It’s enough to make some people feel skeptical or cynical about efforts to solve the problem. But The ONE Campaign, an international advocacy campaign dedicated to ending poverty around the world, sees a glimmer of hope in social media and digital technology. 

That’s why ONE launched #GirlsCount earlier this year. The initiative invites anyone to choose an unclaimed number between 1 and 130,000,000 and record themselves in support of girls’ education in what’s effectively a user-generated public service announcement.  Read more…

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