Journalism agenda: Tools to verify Youtube videos…. Trust and credibility to shape tomorrow’s news?

With more than 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, Google’s video platform is still the most popular in the world for publicly sharing videos with the rest of humanity.

Snapchat now has more active daily users than Twitter, Bloomberg reportedThursday.

Snapchat has 150 million active daily users, up from 110 million in December, Bloomberg reported. Twitter, meanwhile, has less than 140 million.

Ad technology is ruining the web as dubious websites game traffic to take advantage of the algorithms the ad tech companies use to place ads, according to a paper out from Kalkis Research, a French research firm. News organizations, desperate for traffic, feed into the system by using systems such as Taboola and Outbrain which often link to these shell sites, the report says.

When scholars and experts study social mobility, they typically use intergenerational quintile transition matrices to discuss inequality and economic opportunity.

Publishers from the BBC, the Guardian and NowThis discussed the importance of trust in the era of distributed news at an event hosted by Reuters yesterday (2 June)

Maybe you weren’t in the mood to hear about Bacon Critic on Twitter all day, but that’s too bad for you, because on Wednesday, Time Inc. launched Extra Crispy, a breakfast-focused vertical run out of its Brooklyn-based “creative lab” The Foundry. And yes, Extra Crispy is hiring a bacon critic — or, to be way more accurate, Extra Crispy is running a contest to find a person who can report on bacon in a three-month freelance gig, for a fee.

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