Research + News | Topic: YouTube

The State Of Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide On How Social Media Is Used Today

Social media is a constant river of change. Whether it’s the users, the platform, or the content being shared, it is evolving relentlessly. We’re steadily into 2019 and there are a lot of new trends hitting the surface and innovative ways users are utilizing social media. Read the article here.

What’s Up With The Bizarre, Explicit Videos Infiltrating “Kid-Friendly” YouTube Channels?

While YouTube’s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon, a recent phenomenon is making many people question the safety of this giant video platform, especially for kids. Read the article here.

YouTube Under Fire For Recommending Videos Of Kids With Inappropriate Comments

From the article: “More than a year on from a child safety content moderation scandal on YouTube and it takes just a few clicks for the platform’s recommendation algorithms to redirect a search for “bikini haul” videos of adult women towards clips of scantily clad minors engaged in body contorting gymnastics or taking an ice bath or ice lolly sucking “challenge.”

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YouTube, Instagram Among Most Popular Social Video Platforms For Gen Z, Millennials

Where do millennials and Gen Z get their social video content? Increasingly, it is on YouTube or Instagram. Read the article here.

Top YouTube Stars ‘Encourage Children To Use Gambling Site’

Vloggers popular with youngsters, including Jake Paul and Morgan “Morgz” Hudson, have promoted a “mystery box” site where customers pay to try to win computer games, trainers, toys or other items. Read the article here.

Most Parents Let Their Kids Watch Videos On YouTube

Some 81% of U.S. parents with children 11 years old or younger let their kids watch videos on YouTube, with 34% letting them watch “regularly,” according to a new report from Pew Research Center. Read the article here.

Teens Turning Off Cable In Favor Of YouTube

Teens are embracing streaming video — in particular Google’s YouTube platform — and are increasingly spurning linear pay TV services, according to Piper Jaffray’s 2018 “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. Read the article here.

BTS Set 24-Hour YouTube Debut Record With ‘Idol’

BTS extend their global victory lap once more, as their latest single “IDOL” has dethroned Taylor Swift to earn the highest 24-hour music video debut in YouTube history. Read the article and view the top 10 list here.

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.

Fixing The Broken Web – Before It’s Too Late

What can be done to fix the state of the Internet? Read the article here.