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When a one-hour outage on the platform can result in a 20 percent net hike in traffic to publishers’ websites, YouTube’s got a special share of the attention economy.
“I was sensitive to saying, ‘Here I am, an outsider, a non-expert going to these places and saying I’m here to explain this.'”
Plus: Alex Jones gets deplatformed, a new alternative to Patreon for producers, and some contradictory data about how people use Alexa.
The algorithm that ranks content can make some truly strange decisions. What set of signals is Google News looking for?
La Pulla is run out of El Espectador, Colombia’s oldest newspaper. But to remain independent, the team fundraises for its own salaries, equipment, and expenses.
“I think we need to be way more humble. As I often say, technology has value but it doesn’t have values. It’s what we do with it. There’s a lot of bullshit in the Valley.”
Transparency, even in its candor, is a performance, leaving as much unseen as seen.
Plus: YouTube’s sad reliance on Wikipedia, a problem with Pinterest, and how countries around the world are fighting misinformation.