How to Find Almost Anything on YouTube

The number of views YouTube videos get in a single day is up to the billions now, with hundreds of hours of new content uploaded every minute, versus the month it would take twelve years ago when YouTube launched. Searching through that deluge of video can be harder than searching the entire web, so here’s a helpful guide to find that weird Wonder Woman video you found in 2007 that you can’t stop thinking about, but haven’t seen since — provided its still on Youtube. Read More >>

YouTube Is Introducing Heatmaps To Let Content Creators Know Exactly What VR Users Are Looking At

Are you a prolific YouTube personality? If so, do we ever have some gloriously life-affirming news for you. The video streaming colossus is introducing heatmaps for VR and 360-degree videos, so if your channel happens to be stuffed full of virtual reality content, you'll soon be able to find out exactly what your subscribers at looking at. Read More >>

EU Finalising Laws To Remove Extremist Videos From Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

There's always a fine line to tread between freedom of speech and blocking content designed to incite hatred and violence against a specific group or groups of people. The EU is about to enshrine a line of some kind in law though, as it finalises plans to require internet companies to block extreme content. Read More >>

The Best and Worst of Google I/O 2017 (So Far…)

Another Google I/O keynote has happened and, again, we have mixed feelings about what we saw. Apparently, the search giant is shifting from being mobile-first to being AI-first. What does that mean? Who the hell knows. Read More >>

Popular YouTuber Gets Arrested For “Prank” Removal of Real Stop Signs

A YouTuber going by the name RossCreations is one of those loathsome channel operators that doesn’t really understand what a prank is. Recently, he removed some stop signs that he deemed “unnecessary” and now, he’s been arrested. In a video published to his channel today, Ross is pleading with his half a million subscribers to donate to his legal fund. Read More >>

Feminist Frequency’s ‘Tropes Vs Women in Video Games’ Series Comes To An End

YouTube trolls must be happy today as Anita Sarkeesian's 'Tropes Vs Women in Video Games' series releases its last video, The Lady Sidekick. Read More >>

YouTube Makes 12 Million Videos Accessible in Restricted Mode

In March, LGBT YouTube creators criticised Google for hiding some of their videos in “Restricted Mode,” which filters potentially “mature” content. After initially downplaying the extent of the problem, Google issued a non-apology, then a slightly more apologetic non-apology, and finally posted a fuller actual apology on its blog. In that post, Google acknowledged “this feature isn’t working the way it should” and promised it was “going to fix” the issue. Read More >>

Google Wants To Teach Kids About Fake News

Everyone knows that for every drop of insight on the internet, there's a metric tonne of bullshit stewing just below the surface. So for the 21st century, understanding how to figure out what's credible and what's fake news is going to become increasingly important. Read More >>

YouTube Is Officially in the Live TV Game Now

YouTube TV — the cordcutting service Google teased six weeks ago — is now available in five US cities. People in New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Philadelphia, or Chicago, can sign up for the $35 (£28) a month live TV bundle right now. Read More >>

A Bunch of Companies Just Pulled Their Google Ads Over Racist Videos

Yet more companies are pulling their ads from Google and YouTube because of fears the ads would appear alongside offensive content, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

YouTube’s Restricted Mode is Hiding Some LGBT Content

Anyone who’s ever visited YouTube and ventured into the comments knows that the site struggles with how to deal with offensive content, and now it seems one of its content filtering features might have gone a bit too far. Over the past few days, several LGBT vloggers have accused YouTube of hiding their material through the “Restricted Mode” feature. Read More >>

PewDiePie Is Still Doing His Dumb Nazi Shtick 

Last month Felix Kjellberg — better known to his 54 million subscribers as PewDiePie — was dropped by his Disney-backed representation at Maker Studios and had his premium YouTube RED series due to his use of off-colour Nazi humour and imagery which many white supremacists interpreted as a dogwhistle. Since then, he’s learned nothing. Read More >>

Father John Misty Sang About Oculus Rift Sex on SNL and I Couldn’t Close the Tab Fast Enough

I woke up to learn that Father John Misty was on Saturday Night Live last night. “Oh neat,” I thought to myself. I haven’t followed his career very closely, but I was a big fan of his 2015 record “I Love You Honeybear.” So I headed over to YouTube and fired up the first song he played last night, “Total Entertainment Forever.” I lasted roughly 8 seconds into the song before I closed the tab. Read More >>

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Jason Segel Is the Only Person Who Can Stop This Guy From Eating Paper Forever

Jason Segel — actor of How I Met Your Mother, Freaks and Geeks and Muppets fame — is in a unique position: he’s the only person alive that can save one very strange man from a lifetime of gastrointestinal discomfort. Read More >>