YouTube and Video
YouTube briefly interviewed creators
who have produced educational content for more than 10 years: Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Roshni Mukherjee (LearnoHub), Hank Green (Crash Course), Mariana Fulfaro and Iberê Thenório (Manual do Mundo), and Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl).
recently stated they are “a technology platform, not a viewing destination”. That is consistent with a relatively recent change to their terms to allow them to charge creators who are using “unusually high levels” of bandwidth
. That has resulted in surprise bills for thousands of dollars, with creators having to pay to maintain their content on the platform. It’s especially surprising that this affects creators whose top videos have only 700 or 800 views. It’s especially a problem for Patreon users, as that platform encouraged users to use Vimeo for their videos shared with their patrons. It’s a bad situation.
Podcasts and Audio
Amazon launched new audio app Amp
, which allows people to create live “radio shows” where they can DJ (using Amazon’s music library) and take callers. The app is available in beta in the US.
Web Creators and Publishers
Flickr updated their terms of service around adult content
. Now only paid Pro accounts can share nude, semi-nude NSFW photos. Free accounts, which were limited to 1000 photos when SmugMug took over the platform in 2018, can now only have 50 private photos and no “restricted” content. No photos have been removed from free accounts until now.
Google Chat now displays your Google Calendar statuses
, like “in a meeting” or “in focus time”. Note that this is not available for personal Google accounts or Google Workspace Individual accounts.