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Gmail and YouTube Both Crash

Gmail and YouTube crash

We are a society that is so interconnected and dependent on the internet that it's easy to imagine that our favorite services will always be there exactly when we need them. In fact, having anything else be true could be highly detrimental to a lot of businesses and individuals. It's been common in apocalyptic fiction to question what would happen if electricity were suddenly gone, as it is no longer a luxury and society is built on it. But it's quickly becoming clear that the internet is the same sort of service. We count on it in similar ways and many could barely function without it. That was tested recently as both YouTube and Gmail went down.

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YouTube Updates Homepage with a Variety of Sleek New Features for Desktop Users

YouTube homepage

As video content becomes more popular and accessible among users, industry leaders such as YouTube continually seek new avenues to enhance the user experience. In a recent announcement, YouTube discussed a forthcoming overhaul of its homepage for desktop users as well as consumers accessing videos via iPad and Android tablets.

The retooled homepage delivers a wide range of upgraded features. These enhancements not only offer some much-needed cosmetic changes, but also unlock several new functions. YouTube hopes that this update, which was months in the making, will improve the user experience.

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YouTube Lets Users Override the Algorithm

YouTube algorithm

Are YouTube videos a major part of your online marketing campaign? Video content is powerful, especially considering how often people will share it. You may use the videos through your social media profiles or as stand-alone content to guide people back to your site. The trick, then, is to get people to discover that content. YouTube has long used an algorithm to predict what people want to see and to suggest new videos for them. While that won't change -- in that YouTube will still use it -- they are going to revamp the process a bit by letting each individual user have more control than they did in the past.

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Will Facebook Watch Compete with YouTube?

Facebook Watch

At some point, it feels like companies and platforms in different technology spaces are bound to overlap. They begin to compete with each other. Regardless of their goals when they launched, they start to work toward the same spaces and the same ways to attract new users, new eyes and new traffic. In a recent example, the social media giant Facebook, not content with simply connecting people with friends, family members and businesses, has been trying to branch into the video-sharing space that has long been dominated by YouTube. Recent numbers show that they're having some limited success.

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YouTube Targets Misleading Content to Improve the Video Recommendation Process

YouTube misleading content

As part of an ongoing effort to improve user experiences, YouTube recently announced plans to enhance its existing video recommendation process. Under current criteria, users scanning through lists of recommended videos often encounter intentionally misleading content. These videos, despite large numbers of views on YouTube, often contain blatantly false claims, inflammatory content or promote products and services in misleading ways.

However, with upcoming changes to YouTube’s recommendation system, users should encounter an increasingly high quantity of videos which deliver objective, valuable and useful content.

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