These are the 50 most recommended videos on YouTube

YouTube A study from the Pew Research Center has delved into how we use and interact with the world’s biggest video site — YouTube. As well as looking at how people use YouTube, it also examined how YouTube influences people through its algorithm, which recommends videos in the “Up next” section. Pew compiled a list […]

Recommended Reading: Mid-Terms, Morose Pop, and Publicity Stunts

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, smart takes on Tuesday’s mid-term elections, a round-up of old-school movie hucksterism, and a investigation of what happened to pop-y pop music.  Kristin Hunt […]

Recommended Reading: Access Journalism, Mid-Term Voting, and the Tale of the Fake Saudi Prince

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, some pressing concerns ahead of Tuesday’s elections, along with a jaw-dropping story of con artistry, and a deep dive into the many video iterations […]

Recommended Reading: Midterms have already been hacked

The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet. Benjamin Wofford, Vox The concerns regarding voting processes in the US are nothing new, especially when it comes to vulnerabilities. Vox is the latest to take an in-depth look at the troubling issues surrounding voting systems ahead of the midterms on November 6th. And […]

Recommended Reading: ‘…Baby One More Time,’ Toddler YouTube, and Hollywood’s Class Struggle

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, an oral history of Britney’s breakthrough, deep dives into the shifting landscapes of streaming TV and children’s online entertainment, and an eye-opening look at […]

Recommended Reading: Melissa McCarthy, Caroll Spinney, and Dolly Parton

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, profiles of a comedy superstar and a children’s entertainment legend, a look at a retailing giant’s surprisingly important place in the history of civil […]

Recommended Reading: ‘A Star is Born,’ ‘Nanette,’ and Fantastic Fest

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, two smart looks at the peripherals of the new ‘A Star is Born,’ a check-in with the women with films at a festival […]

Recommended Reading: ‘Jane the Virgin,’ Problematic Faves, and The Second Shelf

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, profiles of the women behind Jane The Virgin and The Second Shelf, one of our finest critics on the perils of contemporary criticism, […]

Recommended Reading: Da Bears, Russian Trolls, and Christine Blasey Ford

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, the history of an SNL classic, a great comedian’s favorite comedy albums, a look at the wrenching testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, and […]

Recommended Reading: Emmy Awards, Chevy Chase, and Dinesh D’Souza

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, analysis of Monday night’s Emmys, blistering profiles of a right-wing gadfly and a messy actor, and a harrowing look at a small-town rape […]