Category: adpocalypse

The Digital Human – Series 16 – Gentrification – BBC Sounds:

Gentrification. It’s a constant cycle in the offline world. Run down areas with cheap rent attract a young arty crowd, business moves in when the area has a new hip image, and suddenly everyone wants to live there and the original residents find themselves priced out of the neighbourhood and so move on to a new place to start the cycle again. 

But, we don’t just live in cities in the digital age. The internet was once a haven for freaks, geeks and weirdos, but now that everyone has poured into the same digital space, has it too been gentrified? And if it has… where can people go? 

 Aleks Krotoski explores how digital communities have shifted and evolved, through both the very human development of communities, and the technological changes of algorithms and automation that have like the highways and infrastructure of the physical world, have split communities and fundamentally changed how we live online. She discovers out how the cycle of progress has both helped and hurt us in the digital age, and finds out if the artists, the freaks, the geeks and the weirdos still have a place to call home. 

Angry Aussie was a fun guy to interview on the show talking about how algorithms and money changed youtube. Check out the show 
Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 1: Gentrification to hear him 🙂

Meanwhile this – for who, indeed, can resist the glory of Knickers the big cow?

There is NSFW language, so you know, headphones could be handy.

YouTubers In Australia Say The Site’s Advertising Policy Discriminates Against Them For “Speaking Like Australians”:

In a video on his channel last week Australian standup comedian and YouTuber Lewis Spears laid it all out: “Videos with ‘excessive swearing’ are considered ineligible for ads. However, swearing in Australia is not offensive. It’s just how we talk. It’s a part of our culture. And to take that away from us is discrimination at its finest.

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 1: Gentrification