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The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians. “Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. 25 more words

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CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible

CNN: Social network Homeis thinks a safe space for immigrants online is possible. “For the past two years, an Israeli entrepreneur has been working on what may seem like an idealistic, impossible task for this moment in time: building a better corner of the internet for immigrants. 31 more words

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Wired: Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression

Wired: Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression. “As more people become literate in 3D world-building, what will it mean for society? It’s easy to see this moving mainstream, much as image-meme culture did. 60 more words

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The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions

The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions. “Uighurs are sending out messages on social media video app Tiktok showing family members who have gone missing, in their latest attempt to raise awareness about the estimated 1 million Uighurs who have been detained in camps that have sprung up across China’s Xinjiang region.”

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South China Morning Post: Chinese University to start public archive on Hong Kong protests to document the movement and preserve material for future study

South China Morning Post: Chinese University to start public archive on Hong Kong protests to document the movement and preserve material for future study. “A Hong Kong university will set up a public archive to preserve footage, posts on popular forum LIHKG, and any materials related to the massive city protests against the now-abandoned extradition bill, the Post has learned.”

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News and Observer: UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

News and Observer: UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info . “Britain’s government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases.”

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SF Gate: SF is home to the world's oldest webcam. After 25 years, it's being switched off.

SF Gate: SF is home to the world’s oldest webcam. After 25 years, it’s being switched off.. “A year earlier, Schwartz (known as Webdog) and his cohort Dan Wong (Danno) had already begun running the San Francisco FogCam, named for the shrouded view it offered of the San Francisco State University campus where they were taking computer science classes. 33 more words

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