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Weekly Update - March 27, 2021: YouTube, Chat, Medium

Happy Holi to my Indian readers! Google has information, art and games at their Holi@Home portal. This week there are updates for bloggers, video creators, Meet, Chat and more.

New tutorial: I’m still learning about social media Stories. This week I compared Story options for Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. I also made a quick video showing the options to download your Story content on different platforms.

Also be sure to vote in my YouTube poll on what type of Stories you use.

YouTube and Video Creators

Social Media and Copyright

  • Facebook is expanding use of its “Rights Manager” tool to allow a Page to claim and collect ad revenue from other Pages using its content. They are also adding image search (search by uploading an image) and including search results from Facebook Shops and Instagram posts with product tags. 
  • Twitch has provided Creators more options to deal with copyright claims, including mass deletion of video clips. Wes Fenlon at PC Gamer speculates about what Twitch needs to do to “escape it’s new DMCA hell”. Twitch long ignored potential copyright issues, and it’s creators on the platform who have paid the price so far (for example having to mass delete all their video clips because Twitch doesn’t provide detailed copyright claim notices). Will it be their own version of Content ID? Or will Amazon cut a deal with the music industry? Twitch isn’t providing any hints.

Webmasters and Bloggers


Video Meetings


That’s all the updates for this week. Subscribe to get the Weekly Update in your email inbox or favorite feed reader every week. Miss last week’s update? Get it here.

Photo: Holi photo by Pexels from Pixabay. Free for commercial use.


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