This Video is a Beautiful Reminder to Look Up at the Moon | The Verge

A new video titled “A New View of the Moon” captures the awed reactions of passersby looking at the Moon and its craters. For some, it’s the first time — and they can’t believe their eyes.

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YouTube Wants to Fix its Awkward Relationship With the Music Industry – The Verge

….the industry has railed against what it perceives as low payments from YouTube for years; and SoundCloud, one of the most popular ad-supported streaming sites in the world, is on the brink of collapse. But the truth is that ad-supported streaming isn’t going anywhere. YouTube is too big to fail at this point, and labels have largely come to terms with Spotify’s free tier due to its high conversion rate. Getting to scale, everyone acknowledges, requires bringing in users who might not pay at first.

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And via theverge.com: YouTube and Google Music to Merge

The Secret Rules of the Internet | The Verge

The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech.

…..current and former employees and contractors of major internet platforms from YouTube to Facebook who spoke to us candidly about the dawn of content moderation. Many of these individuals are going public with their experiences for the first time. Their stories reveal how the boundaries of free speech were drawn during a period of explosive growth for a high-stakes public domain, one that did not exist for most of human history. As law professor Jeffrey Rosen first said many years ago of Facebook, these platforms have “more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any president.”

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