Been hot enough for you this week? No? Well, let us bring you all the sizzling (groan) news from everything online video to fix that. So what's been happening? Netflix broke through the Emmy barrier and walked away with 14 nominations, Video ad views have doubled since January, Gangham Style is (only) a year old and Kmart release another viral video.
New Video Debating Site Hopes To Kill Trolling For Good
Social media is extraordinarily powerful for creating a buzz about a brand or an idea - but putting yourself out there online brings as many negatives as it does positives. For every 10 great comments there are usually three downright spiteful ones, even more if your content or actions are perceived as being confrontational or left field. But, should that stop those who want a voice and a place to say what they want without being downvoted or disliked to death?
A new video debating platform, Ticckle, allows users to post 30 second questions or comments and start a discussion on the subject of their choice. Those who want to answer need to do so on open camera, no more hiding behind user names. The aim is to encourage debate in a friendly, supportive environment and to put a face to those who vehemently oppose your opinion. The creators want to raise the standard of discussion and change the way that trolling works - you can't be anonymous on this site. The Ticckle app has just been approved by Apple so expect to hear more about about it in the coming weeks.
Read More at: The Guardian
How Netflix Makes Movie and Film Suggestions
Did you know that 70% of all the content Netflix subscribers watch comes from a personalised recommendation? In a new video from Netflix's Carlos Gomez-Uribe, VP of Personalisation Algorithims (best job title ever), we find out the secrets behind what is suggested for us. It's more complicated than you might think.
Read More at: Canada.com
Why Google Glass's Hotword is 'OK Glass' and Not 'Pew Pew Pew'
"OK Glass" is the prompt word which triggers Google Glass into action - but it could have been so much worse. Apparently "Clap On", "Glassicus" (hell no) and "Pew Pew Pew" were also in the running.......
Read More at: AtlanticWire
While We're On The Subject: Google Glass For Working Dogs
Now this is a nice story. Those lovely people at MIT have been working to develop a system that gives handlers a more effective way communicate with their working dogs. The project, dubbed FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Operations) harnesses the technology of Google Glass to assist both humans and canines in rescue and emergency situations.
Read More at: Ubergizmo
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