YouTube’s Algo Placed A 9/11 Attacks Link Under Notre Dame Fire Videos

The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire yesterday. The roof was destroyed and the spire fell down. Naturally, there was intense media coverage of the incident given that Notre Dame happens to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Plenty of video coverage was available on YouTube where the video streaming service’s fact-checking algorithm erroneously placed a link to the 9/11 attacks under the Notre […]

BTS Breaks YouTube One-Day Viewing Record A Week After It Was Set

To say that K-pop and groups that make such music are just popular would be a massive understatement. K-pop fans are some of the most dedicated and die-hard fans of any genre. Thus it makes sense that the one-day viewing record that was set by a K-pop group was beaten by another K-pop group just one week later.

YouTube Confirms Development Of Original Interactive Programming

Choose your own adventure style books have been around for a long time, but in recent years, Netflix has brought that onto our screens with their interactive shows for kids, and last year they made headlines with the launch of Black Mirror Bandersnatch that brought interactive shows to a wider audience.

Korean Pop Group ‘BLACKPINK’ Is Breaking YouTube Records

Several years ago, Korean musician Psy launched his “Gangnam Style” video on YouTube where it proceeded to break several YouTube records. Fast forward a few years, it seems that another Korean pop group by the name of BLACKPINK has also managed to break several YouTube records, this time with their latest hit single, “Kill This Love”.


YouTube Is Reportedly Moving Away From Original Series

Original series was one of the ways YouTube thought it could get people to sign up for the premium tier. It has tried that for a while but may not have seen the expected results. According to a new report, YouTube has canceled two of its biggest original series and is no longer accepting pitches for new scripted shows.

YouTube Is Bringing Snapchat-Like Filters To Its Stories

Last year YouTube announced that they would be introducing a new feature in the form of YouTube Stories. This would function similar to other Stories features from the likes of Snapchat and Instagram and Facebook, and unsurprisingly it seems that the feature is getting upgraded with new filters that users can take advantage of.

YouTube To Display Fact Checks On Search Results For Sensitive Topics

Like any major online platform, YouTube also has a misinformation problem. A recent study found that videos on YouTube have contributed to the rise in the number of people who believe that the Earth is flat. The company has now decided to launch a new information panel which will be used to display fact checks when users search for controversial and sensitive topics.

YouTube Will Now Disable Comments On Videos With Minors

With YouTube being such an open platform, moderating it can be difficult and as such it is usually left to the channel owners to moderate their own channels and comments. Unfortunately not all creators have the time to do so, which unfortunately has led to some very inappropriate comments being left behind on videos featuring minors.

YouTube For Web Testing Out A Mobile-Like Interface

With YouTube having been around for so long, the platform can be found on all kinds of platforms, with each platform sporting a distinct UI designed to be used on certain devices. However for some reason, it seems that YouTube is testing out a mobile-like interface for its web counterpart.

YouTube Is Now Blocking Ads On Videos That Might Contain Predatory Comments

When it comes to policing YouTube videos and deciding what should be allowed to stay up an what shouldn’t, it feels like YouTube is still trying to figure out how to go about doing that. This is because YouTube has recently revealed on Twitter (via Engadget) that they are now blocking ads on videos that could be prone to predatory comments.

YouTube Blamed For Rise In Flat Earthers

There are still a lot of people out there who believe that the Earth is flat for some reason. You will find no shortage of content online that supports this absurd theory. It seems that Flat Earthers have had a bit of a resurgence which new research blames squarely on the widespread availability of hoaxes and fake news on YouTube.

YouTube CEO Agrees 2018 Rewind Video Was ‘Cringey’

YouTube has a tradition of putting up a Rewind video towards the end of every year which recaps some of the biggest highlights of the platform for the outgoing year. It did the same in 2018 but viewers didn’t like it one bit. The 2018 Rewind video actually ended up breaking the record for the most disliked video on YouTube. It broke the record merely a week after it was […]

YouTube Discussing Options To Prevent ‘Dislike’ Button Abuse

The Like and Dislike buttons on YouTube allow viewers to provide feedback to creators about the videos they upload. More often than not, “dislike mobs” get together to target a video by disliking it en masse without even watching. This is something that obviously irks creators and YouTube has been discussing its options to prevent it.

YouTube Inverts Resolution Options In Quality Picker

YouTube lets you pick the playback quality to suit your internet situation. If you’ve got a reasonably fast connection, it will start off at a lower resolution and automatically ramp it up to the highest possible setting based on your connection speed. You could also do this manually and the video streaming service has now switched up the order in which the resolution options are listed in the quality picker.