New TV show TTFT digs deep into films like ‘Black Panther’, offers surprises

Florida creatives Durden Godfrey and Taurean Royal premiered the new Web TV show TTFT on September 12, and judging the content on the first film they tackled, viewers who love movies will definitely enjoy this show. Continue reading “New TV show TTFT digs deep into films like ‘Black Panther’, offers surprises”

Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers

YouTube is a blessing and a curse. My husband likes to wander around the videos and more than once, I’ve walked into the sunroom to see some crazy stuff on the big screen. I don’t pay much attention to ‘YouTubers’ unless they’re musicians, poets, or indie filmmakers. That’s the reason I said to myself, Who?,  when I read headlines about Jake Paul’s Calabasas (CA) house getting raided by the feds.

What did Paul do to deserve a search by the FBI? Continue reading “Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers”

Google threatens to boot US publication after censoring critics of China Communist Party

Google again took action to disenfranchise a US publication if news reports are correct. The search/ad/YouTube etc. behemoth, having received a report about the Web site The Federalist, threatened sanctions—loss of revenue from advertising—if offensive comments weren’t removed.

That’s right. If the comments weren’t acceptable to Goo, whack ‘em. Continue reading “Google threatens to boot US publication after censoring critics of China Communist Party”

Will US music be affected by EU’s Article 13 targeting sites like YouTube?

Who doesn’t listen to music by surfing videos at YouTube? Many of us love to stroll through pages and pages of links in hopes of finding a song or artist whose message touches our minds and hearts. Of late there’s been a lot of media coverage, primarily in the European Union, about passage of Article 13. If you’re a working musician or a fan, it’d be a good idea to learn more about this because although the EU Parliament didn’t pass the copyright law, the battle isn’t over, and US media do a lousy job covering matters of importance related to government in our daily lives.  Continue reading “Will US music be affected by EU’s Article 13 targeting sites like YouTube?”

With YouTube tragedy in the news, are your eyes wide open on social media?

Social media—YouTube, specifically—is back in the news for tragic reasons. Billions of people use sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. If you’re a self-employed artist, these sites are probably critical to your messaging. Regardless of your purpose in spending time on these sites, you might ask yourself a question. Are your eyes wide open?  Continue reading “With YouTube tragedy in the news, are your eyes wide open on social media?”