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This TikTok Scam Tricks Your Kids Into Downloading Malware

Have you ever seen a scam so obvious that only a kid could fall for it? As reported by Malwarebytes, scammers on TikTok are offering “free” download codes for popular games as part of a malvertising scheme—kids are encouraged to visit a website for free games, and malware is automatically downloaded to their computer through ads.

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Instagram’s latest live streaming feature ensures viewers show up

Instagram is making its live-streaming platform a bit more useful for creators and others who prefer to present their content to a live audience. The company has introduced a new feature called Live Scheduling that is, as you’d expect, a new scheduling tool for setting up a live broadcast ahead of time. Among other things, it’ll help ensure viewers know … Continue reading

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How to Add Snapchat Video Filters to Microsoft Teams

Snapchat video filters offer a fun and creative way to present yourself by using your webcam to superimpose lenses on your face. You can integrate these filters with Microsoft Teams in your next meeting. Here’s how.

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How to Tell If Your HDMI Cable Is Faulty

The hardest part of troubleshooting an audiovisual issue is finding out which component is to blame. In the case of a video problem, there could be three culprits: your source device, your display, or the cable in between. Here are some tips for identifying and fixing audiovisual anomalies.

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How to Upload a Video to YouTube From iPhone or Android

Want to get started with YouTube but are not sure how to upload your first-ever video? If you recorded with your smartphone, you can upload your video directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device. Here’s how.

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How to Make Money on Tiktok

It’s becoming easier and easier to make money on TikTok the more the platform grows and evolves. Whether you are an established creator or looking to become one, there are tons of ways to make money on the popular app.


[Edit]Go Live

  1. One of the most straightforward ways to make money on TikTok is to go live and ask for donations. Entertain viewers on Live and they can send you TikTok coins they’ve purchased when they like your content or what you’re doing. You can collect coins as TikTok diamonds, which can be converted to real cash in PayPal.[1]
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  2. There are a few requirements to go Live and make money:[2]
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    • You must be at least 18 years of age.
    • You must have at least 1,000 followers.

[Edit]Join the Creator Fund

  1. TikTok’s Creator Fund encourages authentic, creative content from any creator on TikTok. There is no limit to the number of creators who can join the fund, so you may be eligible right now or you can work towards eligibility.
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  2. To join the fund, you must:
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    • Be based in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, or Italy.
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have at least 10,000 followers
    • Have at least 100,000 video views in the last 30 days
    • Have an account that fits TikTok’s community guidelines and terms of service[3]
  3. How are funds calculated? There are a couple of factors that go into calculating how much money you’ll earn from the fund. Your cut of the fund will be based on:
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    • The number of views your video gets
    • The authenticity of your views (verifying that real accounts are interacting with your videos and not fake followers or bots)
    • The level of engagement on content (amount of comments, likes, and shares)
    • If the content is in line with Community Guidelines and Terms of Service

[Edit]TikTok Ad Platform

  1. If you are a small business owner, try advertising your product on TikTok with TikTok’s Ad platform. By selling your products on TikTok, you can make more money off your talents – whether you sell art, food, or anything else.
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    • TikTok’s Ad platform is still in beta testing, but you can create an Ad account and start a new campaign right now.
    • In ad campaigns, you can select the objective of your ad, your budget, and where you want your ad to go.[4]

[Edit]Join the TikTok Creator Marketplace

  1. TikTok has created a platform specifically for brands and creators to collaborate.[5] Becoming a brand ambassador on TikTok is a gold mine for any creator. Join the marketplace to make videos about a brand’s product and get paid in return.
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    • TikTok’s marketplace allows brands and creators to choose collabs based on data collected by TikTok, like audience demos, growth trends, and best-performing videos. [6]
    • Check out TikTok’s Marketplace here.

[Edit]Act as a TikTok Consultant

  1. After you have mastered some of these methods and earned a decent following, you can make money by explaining the process to others. As a TikTok Consultant, you can advise brands or influencers on the latest trends and methods to expand their TikTok clout.
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    • Some TikTokers make up to $150,000 a year advising brands. [7]


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YouTube says content policing is good for business


While critics allege YouTube puts profits over public safety, product head Neal Mohan insists that the Google-owned video site is working to be a better content moderator, in part because it is good for business.

Why it matters: Users spend billions of hours watching videos on YouTube, and the site’s content recommendations shape how that time is spent. Facebook and Twitter tend to get more attention on content moderation, but YouTube remains an equally important information battleground.

Driving the news: YouTube is announcing Monday that it now has two million people in its programs that enable creators to get paid. Mohan said a huge part of his focus is trying to find ways to make sure those who play by the rules are rewarded.

  • “99.9% of creators are looking to do the right thing,” Mohan told Axios, noting that YouTube has paid out $30 billion over the last three years.
  • In addition to the 14-year-old program that shares ad money for popular videos, YouTube has also added ways for creators to sell merchandise or be directly compensated by users.

Between the lines: YouTube still faces challenges in making sure it is the creators “doing the right thing” who are benefiting the most, rather than spreaders of viral misinformation.

  • It’s not just those getting paid by Google who can benefit from gaming the system. Creators with a large enough following can make money indirectly even if they’ve been “demonetized” — removed from YouTube’s own payment programs.
  • In the “vast, vast majority of cases that’s a good thing,” Mohan said, though he acknowledges that it does create opportunities for some creators to profit from borderline content that doesn’t meet YouTube’s bar.

The big picture: On one of the biggest topics at the moment, COVID-19 misinformation, Mohan pointed to both the work that the company has done to enforce its policies and collaborations between creators and health authorities, as well as the dedicated spots YouTube has set aside for authoritative information.

  • “I hope that we are perceived as ultimately a positive voice here,” Mohan said.
  • Critics, though, point to a vast array of videos that have promoted hesitancy around masks and vaccines. Some were eventually taken down, others have been allowed to remain on the site.
  • Mohan noted that the landscape is ever-changing and the company’s work around COVID-19 misinformation is ongoing.
  • “The work is never done,” Mohan said. “I have learned that there is always a new vector of misinformation that will pop up.”

By the numbers: YouTube has recently started sharing the rate of policy-violating content that is being shown to visitors. Tech companies and critics agree that this is a more important metric than the total amount of content being removed.

  • As of the fourth quarter, YouTube said that rate was 0.16–0.18%, meaning that out of every 10,000 views on YouTube, only 16–18 come from rule-violating content.

Meanwhile: Mohan said he continues to put a lot of effort into YouTube Shorts, which he says is more than just a TikTok competitor.

  • Mohan notes that he is trying to add features that take advantage of YouTube’s existing strengths, including making it easy for creators to create short remixes of existing YouTube videos.
  • “You should look for more of those,” Mohan said.

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YouTube will start showing video chapters in search results


YouTube has an impossibly large video library, and the company knows that navigating it is easier said than done. To that end, the company is introducing a few new features to improve the search experience. Probably the most significant new tool is chapter view right from the search results page. YouTube has offered the ability for users to break longer videos into separate chapters so that viewers can quickly find specific information, but they were only visible when you clicked through. 

Now, chapters will appear alongside the search results, with a time-stamped image thumbnail for each section. This should give viewers more insight into the content inside each video, and you’ll be able to tap or click right into a specific chapter if you find exactly the info you’re looking for. We’re not yet sure if this feature is coming to mobile, desktop or both, but we asked YouTube and will update this if we find out more.

Another new feature we do know is coming to mobile are the little snippets of videos that automatically play when you mouse over them on the desktop. YouTube says it’ll roll out “a version” of these previews on mobile, though it’s not clear exactly what gesture will be used to get the snippet to play.

Finally, some of Google’s auto-translate tools are coming to YouTube search results to make them useful to more people. Specifically, the company is starting to include automatically translated video titles, descriptions and captions to search. These results will show when there isn’t enough related content in a user’s local language to be useful. YouTube is first adding these translations to English-language videos, and right now it’s only being tested on mobile devices in India and Indonesia; the company says it’ll “consider” expanding to more locations based on user feedback. 

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How to Create Shorts with YouTube for Android and iOS

YouTube-Shorts-Phone-Featured.jpg TikTok’s rising popularity has inspired competing apps like YouTube to add similar options. Consequently, on Android and iOS, you can now create small videos in portrait orientation called “Shorts,” which are limited to up to 60 seconds. In this tutorial, we walk you through the basics of creating a YouTube Shorts on Android and iOS apps. Related: How to Record Video with Music on iPhone How to Create a “Short” on YouTube for Android and iOS Whether you’re using YouTube on an Android or iOS device, the steps to create a TikTok-like video are basically the… Read more14686392.gif

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