Although it’s currently the world’s most popular video hosting site, YouTube is anything but perfect. Over the past year, we’ve seen a constant string of blunders from the site, ranging from unfair bans to unclear Terms of Service updates to a copyright system that could charitably be called a trainwreck.Continue reading
Facebook is no stranger to controversy. From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to numerous revelations regarding abuse and misappropriation of user data, it seems as though the social network perpetually has egg on its face. Not surprisingly, people are getting fed up.Continue reading
In August, telecommunications company Verizon sold social network and microblogging site Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic for approximately $3 million. It was, many publications noted, a massive loss on their part. Just two years ago, they purchased the site for $1.1 billion. Most agree that their purchase of the platform was a complete and utter failure.Continue reading
Have you heard of the Streisand Effect?
If not, we’ll start the piece off with a bit of a history lesson, courtesy of the Economist. In 2003, singer and actress Barbara Streisand sued the California Coastal Records Project. The organization – whose photographic library features images of nearly the entire California coastline – included photos of Streisand’s cliffside Malibu mansion.Continue reading