Tag: YouTube

Oh, the drama

Drama exists in real life, so it was only a matter of time before it also rubbed off onto digital media. You’ve probably all heard about YouTube drama at some point during your time spent on the internet. Personally, I do not care at all about specific details about it, I am only interested in how the phenomenon originated and the repercussions…

Creating history through YouTube

In my article from last week, I wrote about the censorship of historical footage which was uploaded on YouTube. In that article I tried to explain why YouTube is popular with institutions for sharing historical footage. I mentioned that YouTube removed videos and even briefly suspended accounts that uploaded historical material. In this week’s blog I would like to take a more…

Youtube censorship

In June 2019, YouTube temporarily suspended the account of the archive of Alkmaar. Their reason? The archive uploaded historical footage on their account, including a few videos on World War II, which were considered inappropriate following updated YouTube guidelines. After national media coverage and multiple shout outs to YouTube, the archive managed to retrieve its account. An online discussion unfolded. Was YouTube…

All the possibilities

So, all these weeks I have been blogging about all these different ways to make history fun and more modern using digital means. Today I would like to look at a more serious approach. I want to get a spotlight on the different learning networks and different ways that you can use nowadays to learn about history online. So, all these weeks…

Hatsune Miku vs Human Voice

In my last two posts, I talked about Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid and utaite (see “Hatsune Miku, the idol who doesn’t exist”  and “Mere cover artists performing in Tokyo Dome?”). I wrote about how many lines are blurry within this community: copyrights, what is popular and how everyone can be both a fan and a creator. While utaite often are only one part…

YouTube; A Career Platform?

During the process of writing blogs I realized that there is so much that we take for granted nowadays. Several pieces of digital structure have been normalized, people don’t think about them anymore. Additional to the fact that we don’t think about them anymore, we can also no longer imagine our lives without them. This is what I thought when I was…