This is Labor Day weekend in the United States. It isn’t just the (unofficial) end of summer, or a da
This is Labor Day weekend in the United States. It isn’t just the (unofficial) end of summer, or a day to shop the sales. It’s a day to recognize the contributions of US workers. Take the day off if you can!
If you created videos in the old YouTube Video Editor that included Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) clips, YouTube automatically added a “view attributions” link to that video description. That is being removed after September. Creators should add the attribution to the video description manually. If you are not sure if that applies to your content, you can submit a form requesting a list of affected videos.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal explaining why content moderation should not be overseen by governments. “Companies should have flexibility to develop responsible practices to handle legal but potentially harmful speech.”
Hate raids are a problem on Twitch. While friendly raids can help a channel’s growth, some creators see their chat flooded with bots posting hateful content. To protest creators and viewers took #ADayOffTwitch. In response, Twitch says they are working on features to combat the problem.
Twitter officially launched Super Follows. Twitterers can offer paid subscribers exclusive content and conversations. This is for creators who are at least 18, have 10,000 followers, and have Tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days. Currently this is being offered by a small number of creators in the United States and is limited to iOS devices.
LinkedIn is removing Stories by the end of September. The “fun” “casual” content maybe wasn’t a great match for what professes to be a business networking platform. There will be a new video “experience” eventually, taking into account user’s desire to have non-disappearing content and adding creative tools.
Facebook ran a study that shows people appreciate fewer political posts in their feed. Wired points out that “it marks perhaps the most explicit recognition to date by a major platform that “what people engage with” is not always synonymous with “what people value,”…”
The Clubhouse audio platform has a new Creator Commons hub, where you can find instructions and tips for hosting - and monetizing - rooms.
You can now make non-Google files available offline in Google Docs, including PDFs and Microsoft Office files. This has been available in beta to some Google Workspace users since 2019. And ChromeOS users can now use the Files app on their Chromebook to select Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files to be available offline.