Is YouTube Really Cracking Down On the Alt-right? (Answer: YES)

Whether you agree with the alt-right or not, you probably don’t agree with censorship. If we have a censored video website then we all become zombies with the same opinion. Sometimes it’s healthy to have a different opinion and to change your view, this is like on websites such as ChangeMyView here. So in spite of later reports, YouTube claims it isn’t attempting to expel conservative voices from its website in a purported “YouTube Purge that we all know about” head of business Robert Kyncl revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a load of nonsense!

“We have some flexibility under which YouTube works: opportunity of articulation, opportunity of chance, opportunity to have a place and flexibility of data,” Kyncl stated, emphasizing remarks he made to YouTuber Casey Neistat in February. “They really turn into our North Star amid troublesome circumstances. For me, having originated from a place that didn’t have opportunity of data and flexibility of articulation, they’re critical. Our message is that we completely are inclining in to flexibility of data and opportunity of articulation, subject to our group rules.

YouTube was first blamed for endeavoring to “cleanse” conservative voices toward the beginning of March in the #purge, after remarkable moderate savants, firearm advocates, trick channels and other conservative voices got group strikes or were bolted out of their channels. YouTube tended to the worries, revealing to Bloomberg that new arbitrators “may twist some of our strategies bringing about mixed up expulsions.” YouTube’s group at that point corrected those slip-ups, expelling strikes from makers that were given strikes, similar to the master firearm Military Arms Channel.

Things just opened up in following weeks, in any case, as a portion of the conservative’s loudest voices, as Alex Jones, announced that YouTube was taking up arms against small-c conservative content. Despite the fact that YouTube hasn’t altogether prohibited any of the commentators standing up about the stage purportedly cleansing their substance, it hasn’t prevented individuals from blaming the organization for control. The reality remains, in any case, there’s frequently little legitimacy to their allegations. Jones, for instance, got two group rule strikes against his channel after he distributed recordings wherein he charged that a portion of the more candid survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida were emergency performers.

YouTube didn’t issue a site-wide rule due to this; Jones got the strike since his substance abused the organization’s rules on cyberbullying and provocation. The organization’s strategies express that makers can’t make “pernicious and adverse remarks/recordings about someone else,” which Jones’ recordings did. Disputable makers are currently searching out elective stages as an approach to sidestep the organization’s rules and strategies. So what do you think, is YouTube right to do this? I don’t think so personally, and it will just drive content creators away to alternatives like GAB (if they allow videos anyway).

YouTube Web Video Stars

Can it really be only five years ago? YouTube is so culturally ingrained that thinking of a time before it existed is almost as mind-boggling as thinking of the pre-internet era itself. None the less, the site’s first video looks very much like the historical artefact it is. Uploaded on 23 April 2005 “Me at the zoo” is a poor-quality, 19-second clip featuring co-founder Jawed Karim standing in front of San Diego Zoo’s elephant enclosure. He says: “The cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really long, um… trunks.” He pauses. “And that’s pretty much all there is to say.”

Except of course, there was a lot more to say. Five years after Karim and two fellow PayPal employees Chad Hurley (now YouTube’s CEO) and Steve Chen (now chief technology officer) founded their video-sharing website, it hosts more than 120 million videos and 300 million accounts. Thanks to its founders, who sold it to Google a year after its inception for $1.65bn, the word “viral” now suggests a popular video before it does a nasty infection.

The site is a phenomenon that’s generated a whole culture of sub-phenomena with its canon of YouTube celebrities. Never before had anyone with a video camera been able to reach a potential audience of millions and for many – including pensioner Peter Oakley and BMX rider Danny MacAskill (both featured here) – they did so by accident. But when Hurley announced in 2007 that the site would start sharing advertising revenue with key “content providers” it meant that stars like Tay Zonday (also featured) were able to turn their hobby into financially viable, even lucrative, careers.

Tthe science behind what makes a video a hit and a vlogger a star remains vague. As Zonday says: “You could sooner herd cats than plan for the public to like or dislike something.” It’s an illuminating choice of phrase: cats are, of course, a pretty good bet. Likewise babies, though it’s still perplexing that a merely moderately amusing family moment is the most watched YouTube video of all time. “Charlie bit my finger” is a 56-second clip in which Charlie, aged one, bites the finger of his big brother Harry, aged three. It’s been viewed almost 177 million times.

Singles chart to include YouTube views

The UK singles graph is getting another update to incorporate music video streams and downloads out of the blue.

While informal recordings or other client produced substance won’t tally towards craftsman streams – official recordings played on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify will.

The new principles will kick in on Friday 29 June and have been affirmed by record marks and BBC Radio 1, which communicates the graph every Friday.

In 2017 the music business saw a few records in spilling and YouTube sees crushed: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee turned into the most-viewed YouTube video ever, while Dua Lipa had the most=watched video by a British lady that year.

Charts’ chief executive Martin Talbot told the BBC: “The way that music fans are consuming music is changing by the month. “It seems anachronistic to be saying ‘we’re only going to count the song’ when it also has a video attached to it.”

He also pointed out that big-budget videos won’t necessarily reap the benefits of the new chart rules, commenting: “This isn’t going to be a handbrake turn… we’re not going to suddenly see dozens of songs in the Top 20 that weren’t there before.” The move, which comes exactly four years after audio streams were incorporated into the chart, has been approved by record labels and BBC Radio 1, which broadcasts the chart every Friday.

Artist Song
1 Ed Sheeran Shape Of You
2 Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee Despacito
3 Clean Bandit Rockabye
4 Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill
5 French Montana ft. Sway Lee Unforgettable
6 DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper I’m The One
7 Dua Lipa New Rules
8 Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj & TY Swalla
9 Little Mix Touch
10 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug Havana

In a test, melodies with viral recordings just delighted in a little lift to their outline position.

A few craftsmen and video makers have just respected the move, with pop vocalist Dua Lipa taking note of how her breakout video for “New Rules” was “extremely essential to me in my profession” while Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander – who is discharging a video for each tune on the band’s forthcoming collection Palo Santo – said numerous fans think about a video as an inherent piece of a melody: “The reality they’ll be considered now for the outlines is something worth being thankful for,” he said.

 

Guns N Roses Biggest 80s Band according to YouTube

It’s official – November Rain is the 80s video with more views than the rest, and by quite some distance. In fact, it gets over 500k new views every DAY, not bad considering it was released 26 years ago. The idea of Guns N Roses has become as big, in some respects, as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. GNR had and have a mythology that is so massive it actually has grown in their public visibility. Instead of not being able to live up to the hype and expectations the idea of a GNR reunion has made fans more insatiable, hence the Appetite box set as fans either relive their past with the group or new fans discover the music and hype that made GnR iconic.

Remember when all those people complained about how long Chinese Democracy was taking or wondered what Axl was thinking? Yeah, neither do most other people. Turns out he knew what he was doing all along.

Guns ‘N’ Roses may or may not be the biggest rock band in the world today. But no one can argue their place in history has only grown. The biggest video of the ‘80s on YouTube? It’s not, as you would expect Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or anything from Prince’s Purple Rain or a Madonna clip. It is Guns ‘N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” at 692 million views. SO GNR have the biggest videos of the ’80s and ’90s. Damn.

Embedding YouTube into your Prestashop Store Guide

PrestaShop installation might be a daunting process for many but running the store isn’t. It is the most modern Content Management System for online shops at the moment. In this guide, I’ll help you to embed YouTube videos into your PrestaShop Store. It is slightly tricky, isn’t it? You’ll find yourself more confident in the end of this tutorial.

 

  1. Log into your PrestaShop and Click on Catalogue Products as shown below:

Now, you can see your products list, if any.

Click on button to enter into details of your products.

Now you are on your Product Page.

Scroll down to Description which is next to Short Description.

Do check below.

Click on Tools Source Code as shown below:

And a new editor will pop-up to paste the embed code of your YouTube video.

Now grab your YouTube video embed code as shown below:

Set up necessary elements like video size, video titles, and frame controls. If you need more advanced options for customizing YouTube check out our free Embed wizard tool here, with other 30 customizations.

Now paste into your source code dialogue box.

And, check Preview:

 

There are paid modules for Prestashop which provide more flexibility to add YouTube videos but can be very expensive for a new store. Wish you good luck with your business!

 

How to add YouTube videos into PowerPoint

A PowerPoint presentation can allow you to insert a YouTube Video or link so that you can play it during your presentation. The challenge is that most people don’t know how to embed a YouTube video in their presentation. Lucky for you, we are going to empower you on how to add YouTube videos to PowerPoint presentations with this article.

In most cases, to access video links during presentations, the user would copy links from slides and paste them into a browser. Of course, this might obstruct the flow of the presentation. It is also time consuming and unprofessional. Thus, to help you stay organized during presentations, we have provided a few brilliant tips on how to add YouTube videos to your PowerPoint presentations.

If you want to use our free wizard to customize the YouTube video before adding to PowerPoint click here.

The first step is to search for the name of your YouTube video.

Follow these simple steps;

  • Open YouTube on your preferred browser.
  • In the YouTube search box, type in a keyword of the video you wish to add to your presentation.
  • Once the results are displayed copy the name of the video.

The second step is adding the YouTube Video in your presentation.

Follow these simple steps;

  • Launch PowerPoint and open your presentation.
  • Add a new slide or click on the slide on which you would like to add to the video.

  • Navigate to the Insert tab.
  • On the Insert tab, click Video > Online Video (A YouTube search box will appear).
  • Type or paste the name of your YouTube video in the YouTube search box and press enter.

  • Your YouTube video will appear amongst the search results.
  • Click on it and then click insert at the bottom of the page.
  • Your YouTube video will be inserted into the page (you can drag and resize the video as you please).

Preview the YouTube Video on the PowerPoint Presentation

Once you have your YouTube video on your slide, you can select it, then click on the playback tab located on the PowerPoint ribbon. To preview your video on the slide, you will need to click preview, then click on the play button. You can also switch to the playback tab that is on the ribbon to make choices about when and how the video plays.

How to Improve the Playback of PowerPoint Embedded Videos

PowerPoint utilises the video playing technology of internet explorer to allow you to play videos that are embedded in your slides. Of course, you should install the latest version of internet explorer for best results. It will certainly ensure that your videos play smoothly. However, it is not an obligation to open the internet explorer browser while playing the video. PowerPoint makes use of its underlying technology to play the videos that you add to the presentation.

Therefore, in conclusion..,

Adding videos to PowerPoint presentation has become a common skill in the modern world. The practice adds value and meaning to your presentation. Extinct, are the days when you would insert the URL manually in a browser to play a YouTube video during a presentation.

It can take you less than 2 minutes to add a video to your PowerPoint presentation. You only need to connect to the internet, and your video will play smoothly as long as you followed the right procedure while embedding the video.

Downloading YouTube Videos – is it possible?

Everyone knows that YouTube is promoting its “Premium” offering now, and it wants as many people as possible to use that. Why? Because it makes them money.

But there is a drawback: despite what many people think, downloading videos from YouTube isn’t possible from their website, even *if* you have a YouTube Premium subscription. So inevitably people are looking at other ways to download the YouTube source video for offline use.

Some reasons why people might want to download YouTube Videos are:

  • For educational purposes i.e. for your study
  • To make a backup or copy for safety reasons
  • To edit it and add it to another video that you’ve made
  • For many other “fair use” reasons not otherwise listed.

The easiest way that I have found to download YouTube Videos is to use a program like Viddly or DLYou.tube. They are Freemium – that means they are free to an extent. It’s not possible to use them completely for free but it depends on your usecase; for most users you won’t need to pay I suspect!

Websites like SaveFrom that promise ‘free’ YouTube video downloads always come with dodgy spyware or browser extensions. The disturbing thing here is that you DON’T KNOW what is inside them. They are not downloaded from places like the Play Store or from Chrome Webstore – that is very worrying.

All is not as it seems…

Why do websites like SaveFrom not use the Website or Mozilla Extensions website to promote their browser plugin? Because quite simply they don’t want the code (source) to be analyzed. It contains all sorts of dodgy things. I am going to post about my deep analysis of SaveFrom shortly, the results may shock you. Most surprising is that despite having millions of purported downloads, nobody seems to have spotted what they are doing!

Stay tuned…

How to Embed YouTube Videos into Wix

Wix is an easy website design and development platform. It provides you with a drag and drops editor to build your wonderful website. In this tutorial, I’ll guide you how to make your YouTube videos appear into your Wix pages and make them look astonishing.

NB: Use our free tool for embedding Wix videos on our website here, if you don’t want to read the full article.

Understand the Editor

As soon as you log into your Wix editor you will see some interesting buttons in your left column as seen above.

  1. Click on button and you’ll see a list of several options.
  2. Hove on and expand the list further.
  3. Click or drag and drop/button. You’ll see a dummy image as following:

  1. Click on the video and you’ll get options to update the video as seen in the following image

  1. Pick the short Share URL, click on Change Video to display the Video Settings dialogue box.
  2. Paste the web address and click Update.

  1. You can also update video settings like whether video to autoplay or not, the video should be in a loop, and should the user be able to control the volume or not.
  2. You can also change the size of the video the easiest way.

So easy, isn’t it?

Yeah!

Direct Embed Using HTML Code

Now we’ll learn how to directly embed your HTML code and easily control the size of your video.

  1. Go to App Market and search HTML iFrame/Embed application as shown below.

  1. Click on settings button, select Code when the HTML Settings dialogue box pops up.

  1. Find your YouTube video ID (in the URL bar) and copy it to your clipboard then paste it here and it’ll generate the output code you need.
  2. Copy and paste the code into our dialogue box, click update and you are done.

  1. Set desired width and height of the video either directly in code or stretch the flexible video frame.
  2. Click and you are good to go.

 

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Ads From Companies Have Been Placed on Racist Videos on YouTube

A new report suggests that around 300 top companies are affected by YouTube showing racist adverts before and during their videos. Not only that but some of them promote child abuse, according to Forbes.

A large number of the organizations said they didn’t know their advertisements had been set on the recordings and were making a move to make sense of why they were set there. At the point when organizations publicize with YouTube, they can focus on their promotions in light of client conduct and socioeconomics. They can likewise piece particular channels and pick a “delicate subject rejection” channel, as per CNN, which ought to keep advertisements from showing up on specific channels.

YouTube said it needs to work with sponsors to control wrong substance, yet it didn’t address how the most recent issues happened.

“We have banded together with our publicists to roll out huge improvements to how we approach adaptation on YouTube with stricter arrangements, better controls and more prominent straightforwardness,” a representative for the organization told CNN in an announcement. “When we find that advertisements erroneously kept running against content that doesn’t conform to our approaches, we quickly evacuate those promotions. We realize that notwithstanding when recordings meet our promoter inviting rules, not all recordings will be fitting for all brands. In any case, we are focused on working with our publicists and getting this right.”

This isn’t the first run through organizations have discovered their promotions set on fanatic substance. A year ago, several organizations cut back on their YouTube promotion purchases after they took in their commercials were being shown on disputable substance. In any case, after that occurrence and others like it, promoters came back to the stage.

“We have partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement.

“When we find that ads mistakenly ran against content that doesn’t comply with our policies, we immediately remove those ads. We know that even when videos meet our advertiser friendly guidelines, not all videos will be appropriate for all brands. But we are committed to working with our advertisers and getting this right,” she added.

However, the YouTube statement does not address why the issue keeps happening.

Why did YouTube close my account?

If you have a website and you have been using YouTube as a method of driving traffic to your website, then you may want to take note. It would appear that Google – who have owned YouTube since late 2006 – are on a mission to clean up the internet by ridding it of spam and ensuring that all content created and published by webmasters is ‘useful’ to those who are reading it.

For many years, thousands upon thousands of people have been complaining that their YouTube accounts have been terminated with not so much as a warning, an explanation or any hope of getting them back. Today there seem to be no signs of things changing, as it is estimated that Google permanently deletes over 10,000 YouTube accounts every single day.

 

Why is this Happening?

Google’s official explanation for the sudden removal of accounts and uploaded videos is that such content is in violation of one or more of over a dozen different policies that they have created and enforced over the years. These policies have been designed and created in order to ensure that all videos uploaded are suitable for the YouTube audience.

As a result, all videos that are uploaded to the website are monitored in order to ensure that they do not violate any of these policies. Depending on the nature of the content of the video, it may be subject to further moderation and in many cases even manual review. YouTube account holders who upload too many videos that violate the strict policies will find that they are promptly banished from the website, and any subsequent accounts created afterwards – regardless of the actual content of the videos uploaded – will suffer from the same fate.

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