Daniel Sinclair
+ Your AuthorsArchive @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Thinking about social media, communication, and China. Not reading @danielsunread Jun. 10, 2019 1 min read

YouTube’s Content ID system can recognize split second clips of muffled music playing in the background of vlogs, but the algorithm also blasts this into my feed every single week at this time, without fail.

New uploader, new week, and without fail, pirated John Oliver is my No. 1 recommended video on YouTube. It's like the YouTube algorithm was designed for this. I don't understand.

6 mid-rolls! I'm starting to think that Viacom v. YouTube should have had a different outcome. Content ID will soon turn 13 — and this makes me believe that the AI Godheads to tackle conversational health, coordinated automation, and filter bubbles are much, much further out.

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