February 22, 2011 |
Maybe it's time to take a deep breath. The recent study about an increase in the number of YouTube videos of teens and young adults who cut or injure themselves has given rise to many headlines and, thus, much worry. But the study didn't say children who watch these videos will engage in such self-destructive acts. Dr. Keith Ablow writes in "The Truth About YouTube Videos and Self-Injury" : "As a psychiatrist who has treated a few hundred patients who cut themselves or burned themselves repeatedly, however, I don’t think the YouTube videos are likely to spark any epidemic of self-injury.
June 14, 2012 |
YouTube and Google+ are starting to look a lot more alike, and now, they will play together more too. The team behind YouTube announced Thursday afternoon that the service's Google+ app has received an update increasing the amount of things that users can do with YouTube videos inside Google+ hangouts. The update to the Google+ YouTube app will let users put together playlists of YouTube videos within Google+ Hangouts. Previously, users could only go through YouTube videos one at a time within Hangouts.
June 27, 2012 |
Google researchers and Stanford scientists have discovered that if you show a large enough computing system millions of images from random YouTube videos for three days, the computer will teach itself to recognize ... cats. That may sound inconsequential at best and downright ridiculous at worst -- but in fact, it is very important. The research shows that if a computer is big enough, and programmed correctly, it can learn to make sense of random, unlabeled data, in just days without any help from humans.
March 10, 2011 |
Does looking at Facebook leave you feeling alone, depressed and woefully lacking in opportunities to post videos of your kitten drinking from the toilet? Do you feel like no one likes you, let alone "likes" you? Do you suspect you might do bodily harm to the next "friend" who feels compelled to tell you and his 900 other close pals how high his kid scored on the SAT? Then you might have Facebook envy. Since January, when the journal Personality and Social Psychiatry Bulletin published a paper about our perceptions of other people's contentment levels, it's the malady of the moment ?
December 14, 2012 |
Your holiday present has arrived. It's in the form of two YouTube videos by two Texas NBA basketball teams. The Houston Rockets did a rendition of "I Have a Little Dreidel" and the Dallas Mavericks performed "Sleigh Ride. " Some of the players really got into their performances, dancing and smiling as they sang. Others found the exercise trying, unable to keep up with the music. "I don't like this song," a frustrated Mavs center Chris Kaman said. "I'm not in a festive mood anymore.
February 21, 2011 |
YouTube videos that show teens deliberately cutting and injuring themselves are viewed by millions of online watchers -- something a new study suggests might make these disturbing acts seem mainstream and normal. The study, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, notes that nonsuicidal self-injury -- cutting or physically hurting oneself in some way -- consistently appears in about 14% to 24% percent of children, teens and young adults. Researchers studied the top 100 videos of such acts on YouTube and found they had received more than 2 million page views.
June 7, 2012 |
Mr. Rogers doesn't seem like a likely candidate to be the next viral video, but now he is and there's nothing else to do but watch it. PBS Digital Studios, in an attempt to spruce up the images of its iconic personalities for a new generation, recruited artist John D. Boswell (a.k.a. melodysheep) to do to Fred Rogers what he's done to Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and dozens of other scientists for his "Symphony of Science" autotuned YouTube videos. "Garden of Your Mind" is a collection of clips from "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" remixed into a haunting tune.