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The World Is Not Flat – How Hyperconnected We Aren’t

It may seem that we’re living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We’re not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there’s a delta between perception and reality in a world that’s maybe not so hyperconnected after all.Read More

YouTube Now Ranking Videos by Time Watched, not Clicks

We’ve started adjusting the ranking of videos in YouTube search to reward engaging videos that keep viewers watching.  This is a continuation of ongoing efforts to focus our video discovery features on watch time, and follows changes we made to Suggested Videos in March, and recent improvements to YouTube Analytics. The experimental results of this Read MoreRead More

Broken on Purpose: How Social Media wants us to Pay to Get it Right

Social media networks are maturing and the days of creating genuine buzz and following may be starting to get crushed by large media company interests. For example, Facebook throttles fan page messages to just 15 percent of fans – unless you pay them to spread the message further to your “fan base”. Many of us Read MoreRead More

Ring the Bell! Vimeo adds a Tip Jar

Love a video so much that you could just marry it – why not send it a dowry. Vimeo’s new “in kind” option allows users to send a tip to the creators of the video (and we’re not talking “wear sunscreen” kind of tips). Also in the works is a pay-per-view option which could change the way video creators make money on the net.Read More

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