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Kate Knibbs / Wired:
A look at CollegeHumor's rise, from a scrappy startup to a digital media player, and its fall, as YouTube and Facebook made its business model obsolete   —  The company grew from a scrappy startup to a digital media player.  Now it's clinging to life after mass layoffs.
Jan 30, 2020, 6:50 AM - In context

Simon Van Zuylen Wood / Wired:
Behind the scenes at Rotten Tomatoes, whose Tomatometer is run by 12 “curators” who read just about every review from a pool of about 4,500 approved critics   —  Humans, not algorithms, determine those ubiquitous scores.  Good ingredients, imperfect recipe.
Jan 22, 2020, 4:15 PM - In context

Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired:
StreamElements: Twitch's “Just Chatting” category for non-gaming streamers was the most popular category for the first time in December with 81M hours watched   —  After years of ridicule, streamers who ‘just chat’ prove that there's room for gabbing, not just gaming, on the platform.
Jan 12, 2020, 9:25 PM - In context

Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
How The Dodo has achieved viral success by posting heartwarming videos about animals, racking up 2.3B views each month   —  The media empire's heartwarming (and highly shareable) animal videos rack up 2.3 billion views each month.  It might be our favorite website of the decade.  —  Frog is a rooster.
Dec 28, 2019, 12:05 PM - In context

Allyson McCabe / Wired:
As labels increasingly rely on streaming data to scout talent, they could become less willing to sign artists whose music isn't engineered to maximize profit   —  The explosion of metrics and algorithms isn't just reflecting what's happening in the music industry.  It's transforming it.
Dec 26, 2019, 5:20 PM - In context

Emma Grey Ellis / Wired:
A look at how scientific experts debunk “lifestyle” misinformation and bad science on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube   —  A lot of the hacks and diets on social media are bogus, or even dangerous.  These fact-checkers are using YouTube and Instagram to battle bad info.
Nov 14, 2019, 4:50 AM - In context

Paris Martineau / Wired:
New report says the proliferation of right-wing content on YouTube is driven by both supply and demand rather than the platform's recommendation algorithm   —  In a new report, Penn State political scientists say that it's not the recommendation engine, but the communities that form around right-wing content.
Oct 24, 2019, 5:50 PM - In context

Peter Rubin / Wired:
A behind-the-scenes look at Ron Moore's For All Mankind, launching on Apple TV+ on November 1, for which Moore pitched Apple a detailed map of seven seasons   —  With Ron Moore's space-race drama For All Mankind, Apple is betting on marquee names and lush production to get its TV+ service off the ground.
Oct 24, 2019, 2:25 AM - In context

Francesca Tripodi / Wired:
By using SEO terms like “crisis actor” gamed by right-wing media pubs, conservatives populate search results with unsubstantiated and conspiratorial views   —  Opinion: From “crisis actor” to “collusion hoax,” conservatives use SEO terms gamed by right-wing media outlets, propelling a polarized internet.
Oct 15, 2019, 4:00 AM - In context

Steven Levy / Wired:
Dave Willner, who helped put together Facebook's content standards over a decade ago, says its exemption of politicians' hate speech is “cowardice”   —  Dave Willner helped put together Facebook's content standards over a decade ago.  He's not happy with the company's exceptions for politicians.
Oct 1, 2019, 6:15 AM - In context

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