YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

Curated via Twitter from FutureShift’s twitter account….

YouTube outlined a handful of new features that are coming soon to its website and mobile apps on the YouTube blog on Wednesday, including the ability to never see recommendations from specific channels.

If you want to only see recommendations about baking, YouTube will only show you recommendations about baking, at least according to the example given in the blog post.

If a video was recommended to you based on the viewing actions of other users with similar interests, YouTube will tell you in a small text box.

While it might take years for YouTube to fix all of its problems, it’s making one change to hopefully make the site better for its users.

Aside from that, YouTube is sprucing up the homepage and Up Next interfaces with some other features to curate recommendations.

That’s only one of the recommendation changes YouTube showed off in the blog post, but it might be the biggest one.

Earlier this month, a fascinating report from The New York Times shed light on how YouTube’s algorithms enabled pedophiles, as an example of how the system can easily go wrong.

None of these features will fix the central problems with YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, nor are they really meant to.

Lastly, YouTube will offer a little bit of clarification for video recommendations sometimes.

Most people who regularly use YouTube would probably admit that the site’s recommendation engine is a little wonky.

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YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

YouTube will now let you block recommendations from specific channels

Curated via Twitter from Mashable’s twitter account….

YouTube outlined a handful of new features that are coming soon to its website and mobile apps on the YouTube blog on Wednesday, including the ability to never see recommendations from specific channels.

If you want to only see recommendations about baking, YouTube will only show you recommendations about baking, at least according to the example given in the blog post.

If a video was recommended to you based on the viewing actions of other users with similar interests, YouTube will tell you in a small text box.

While it might take years for YouTube to fix all of its problems, it’s making one change to hopefully make the site better for its users.

Aside from that, YouTube is sprucing up the homepage and Up Next interfaces with some other features to curate recommendations.

That’s only one of the recommendation changes YouTube showed off in the blog post, but it might be the biggest one.

Earlier this month, a fascinating report from The New York Times shed light on how YouTube’s algorithms enabled pedophiles, as an example of how the system can easily go wrong.

None of these features will fix the central problems with YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, nor are they really meant to.

Lastly, YouTube will offer a little bit of clarification for video recommendations sometimes.

Most people who regularly use YouTube would probably admit that the site’s recommendation engine is a little wonky.

Link to original article….

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