Tag Archives: video
July 19, 2012, 10:58 am
YouTube has released a new feature to help nonprofits and activists protect the identities of people who appear in their videos with the push of a button.
The new tool allows people posting a video to blur all of the faces appearing in their work, making it much more difficult to identify people.
In a blog post Wednesday, YouTube cautioned that the technology is still new and may have trouble detecting the faces that are supposed to be blurred, particularly if they are partially covered or at certain angles. It also warned that the system could miss a frame, which would make it possible for viewers to figure out who was in the blurred image.
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February 23, 2012, 10:27 am
YouTube in recent weeks has turned its focus to helping nonprofits create more powerful, effective videos, with a new “playbook” guide and a chance to participate in a one-day video boot camp in San Francisco.
The free 24-page guide, “YouTube for Good,” helps nonprofits devise attention-grabbing names and code their videos’ descriptions to make them more visible to search engines, tell better stories, and use video as part of broad campaign.
The San Francisco event is part of the company’s NextUp program, which in the past year has helped chefs and fitness trainers improve their videos. The meeting, in San Francisco on April 2, will offer one-on-one consulting to organizations selected through an application process.
Since YouTube started its Nonprofit Program in 2007, 16,000 organizations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have joined. Nonprofits …
April 15, 2011, 11:21 am
Conservation International, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Human Rights Watch are among the long list of nonprofits that have earned nominations for the annual Webby People’s Voice Awards.
The awards, which seek to recognize the best of the Internet, have long rewarded the work of big-budget media companies and Web startups.
While charities have a history of performing well at the 15-year-old contest, this year’s list of nonprofit nominees is particularly deep—even in categories that aren’t specifically set aside for nonprofits.
The nominations in the category for Web sites run by charities or to benefit them included Crowdrise, the New York Restoration Project, and PBS. Several sections of Web sites were nominated in the category, including Project Vote Smart’s VoteEasy.org and We Are What We Do’s Historypin.
Among the nominees for the best…