Research + News | Topic: YouTube
May 16, 2018
Battle Royale(ty) – Top Fortnite Players To Watch
With the game entering the cultural zeitgeist and players earning celebrity status—particularly among teen boys—here are a few gamers to keep an eye on. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2018
Fixing The Broken Web – Before It’s Too Late
What can be done to fix the state of the Internet? Read the article here.
Apr 3, 2018
Where’s Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart
Adventure seekers are hiding overnight in stores for ‘24-hour challenge’—and are really, really bored. Read the article here.
Jan 29, 2018
Despite YouTube and Amazon’s Efforts, Record Numbers Of Teens Are Still Eating Tide Pods
The “eating Tide Pods” meme continues to be one of the more baffling parts of 2018. Read the article here.
Jan 8, 2018
Video Game Stars: Players As Celebrity
Gone are the days where the plotlines of Thursday night sitcoms are discussed in the schoolyard Friday. Your kids are potentially more likely to be watching talented or charismatic gamers play online and partaking in communal chat rooms with fellow fans. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2017
Kids Are Gluttons For Digital Video
It would be hard to overstate the importance of YouTube in kids’ digital mix. One survey shows 45% of 8- to 12-year-olds in the US have YouTube accounts. Read the article here.
Dec 8, 2017
These Are The Top YouTube Videos That Went Viral In 2017
YouTube’s top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume. Read and view the rest of the list here.
Nov 14, 2017
I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’ Content And This Is What Happened
What do you get if you endlessly recombine Spiderman and the Joker with Elsa from Frozenand lashings of product placement for junk food brands like McDonalds? Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2017
YouTube Accused Of ‘Violence’ Against Young Children Over Kids’ Content
Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2017
On YouTube Kids, Startling Videos Slip Past Filters
The app YouTube Kids contains dark corners, as videos that are disturbing for children slip past its filters, either by mistake or because bad actors have found ways to fool the YouTube Kids algorithms. Read the article here.