Tag: youtube

  • My favourite science shows

    When I sit down to have lunch with our kids, I typically watch my favourite science shows on YouTube. I have three (give or take): PBS Eons; SciShow (along with SciShow Space); and It’s Okay To Be Smart. I’m pretty sure our kids enjoy the shows, I certainly do. I also realised that there’s some […]

  • The greatest propaganda machine in history

    Sacha Baron Cohen recently spoke about how social media services have become the “greatest propaganda machine in history”. Much of the media’s focus, when reporting on his remarks, was on his attack on Facebook. While he certainly targeted Facebook, he also spoke about how Google, YouTube, and Twitter shape online discourse, and how they help […]

  • One of my new favourite YouTube channels is the GoPro channel. It’s an awesome channel for vicarious adventures, and some great music I wasn’t aware of. One of my favourite videos is this promo of the GoPro HERO6: The track in this video is A Moment Apart by Odesza, and it’s my morning work anthem […]

  • I noticed a curious sequence of events this morning. I responded to a tweet about Donald Trump’s latest tweet where he referred to his “great and unmatched wisdom” using the Twitter app on my Android phone – I then turned to our Android TV box where we were watching YouTube videos in the YouTube app, […]

  • Countless channels and nothing worth watching

    Despite the sheer amount of content available on services like YouTube, there are times when it feels like there’s absolutely nothing worth watching. It must be some sort of algorithmic dead zone that occurs now and then. Like tonight. It’s a good thing I have so much to read …

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson and I’m thinking about the laptop bag

    I became a Neil deGrasse Tyson fan when I watched the series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” which I loved. deGrasse Tyson has a really interesting YouTube channel called “StarTalk Radio” which I just subscribed to and which you may also want to watch if you are into astrophysics.

  • The North Koreans don’t do grief in half measures: Despite such a widespread (and somewhat overboard) expression of grief for one of the world’s last dictators and very possibly the cause of North Korea’s current economic state, one YouTube commentator wasn’t terribly satisfied with the show: Oh well, you can’t please everybody.