Youtube Face: the visual vocabulary of broad facial expressions dictated by Google's Algorithm Gods

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/10/attention-arms-race.html

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Here is Linus Tech Tips dealing with user complains over their thumbnails:

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I’m broad facial expressions ing right now.

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There’s The Fine Bros, who make videos of old people reacting to new things, and young people reacting to old things.

What’s next? “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.”

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Same here. After reading that article, this is mine:

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/11/youtube-face-the-same-thumbna.html

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I vastly prefer the impossible physics thumbnails, with tsunamis the size of bridge towers, or passenger jets at unlikely angles.

It only took about 20 years, but the internet has become almost as boring as outside.

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Deja vu.

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Apparently even bloggers don’t use their own search engines.

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@beschizza If you like this article you should check out this cool blogger, Cory Doctorow. I think you two would get along.

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I guess I’d rather watch a raving, bouncing talking head than one that even at 2x speed is still a snoozer.

And having not watched much TV for the past 35 years ( I live under a bucket), I am constantly amazed at the over-expressiveness of actors, pundits, talking heads, presenters, and even anchors on TV.

EVERYTHING IS IN CAPS!!! AND EVERYTHING NEEDS EYEBROW GYMNASTICS, ARM WAVING AND BOUNCING!!

IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITING!!!

YouTube is just the same.

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https://filmschoolrejects.com/the-dreamworks-face-must-be-stopped-2fcd4e80d6a6/

I live under a bucket! Do you?
Do you – Live under a bucket – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

(with apologies to E.D.)

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@orenwolf doopness

https://boingboing.net/2018/04/10/attention-arms-race.html

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i’ll do you one better

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