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How Facebook video screws over content creators

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According to a recent report from Ogilvy and Tubular Labs, of the 1000 most popular Facebook videos of Q1 2015, 725 were stolen re-uploads. Just these 725 “freebooted” videos were responsible for around 17 BILLION views last quarter. This is not insignificant, it’s the vast majority of Facebook’s high volume traffic. And no wonder, when embedding a YouTube video on your company’s Facebook page is a sure way to see it die a sudden death, we shouldn’t be surprised when they rip it off YouTube and upload it natively. Facebook’s algorithms encourage this theft. – Hank Green, The Daily Dot

YouTube Stars to Interview President Obama After State of the Union

The PR move is part of Obama’s strategy to reach out to young Americans through YouTube stars’ millions of followers. In March the White House gathered YouTube personalities in a summit aimed at promoting signups for the administration’s health-care plan. Mota is a fashion and makeup vlogger with 8 million fans on YouTube; she was featured in an ad campaign YouTube ran last spring. Hank Green hosts popular show VlogBrothers, which has 2.3 million subscribers, with his brother John (author of “The Fault in Our Stars”). GloZell — self-described “Queen of YouTube” — presents interviews, comedy riffs on her life and song parodies to her 3.3 million YouTube followers. – Todd Spangler, Variety
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Vlogbrothers Bring YouTube’s “Crash Course” Videos to PBS Digital Studios

Crash Course” videos, which have attracted 2.4 million YouTube subscribers, are about to get a larger audience through a partnership with PBS Digital Studios. Creators John Green and Hank Green — known as the Vlogbrothers — agreed to distribute their educational video library through PBS’s YouTube network as well as into the classroom through PBS LearningMedia, an on-demand digital service that’s free to educators nationwide. The videos become available in January. […] Under the PBS agreement, “Crash Course” will launch two new series, one on U.S. government, to be hosted by YouTube personality Craig Benzine, also known as WheezyWaiter, and the other on astronomy, featuring astronomer and the author of Slate’s “Bad Astronomy” blog Phil Plait. – Dawn Chmielewski,Re/code
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