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Digital Media:  YouTube, Demonitization and the "Adpocalypse"

Posted by Andrew Newell on Mar 26, 2018 9:08:57 AM

In the past ten years, social media platforms are the biggest growth story in the world.

Controversy usually follows success.  Ask any big business or celebrity.  Social media platforms like YouTube have both.  Twenty years ago scandals played out in supermarket tabloids; now they play out online.  Grainy images and suspiciously unbelievable headlines about Princess Diana and Madonna in the Enquirer have given way to streaming HD video documenting the idiocy of Jake and Logan Paul and the off-color rantings of Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg.  The three (Brothers Paul and Kjellberg) collectively have more than 91 Million subscribers on YouTube, with a single video post routinely exceeding 10 Million views.

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Topics: digital communications law

Net Neutrality's End and What it Means to You

Posted by Andrew Newell on Jan 30, 2018 7:29:18 PM

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The End of “Net Neutrality”:  What to Expect as a Consumer and Business Owner

Nearly every teenager spends a fair amount of time glued to YouTube, and my two sons are no different.  As the debate over net neutrality unfolded, my sons relayed to me that nearly every YouTube personality they watch made the repeal of the Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations sound like the end of the world.  If it’s a big topic online, my sons are usually interested.  Suddenly, Dad the Boring Telecom Lawyer had something interesting to say, some relevant knowledge, regarding their world.

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Topics: digital communications law

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