What happens if you stop letting algorithms suggest the content that kids watch?

Content algorithms are useful. They’re great at surfacing and perpetuating trends that kids love (slime-making, TikTok compilations, Gacha clips) but they also lead to copy-cat content, and repetition. They enable keyword-stuffing and rabbit holes of cobbled-together content; or in TechCrunch’s words, an “aimless slurry of endlessly repurposed permutations of pilfered content.”  Often users know exactly… Continue reading What happens if you stop letting algorithms suggest the content that kids watch?

How should a kids community around video creators function?

How do you build a healthy community experience around a leaned-back experience like video?  It’s an increasingly relevant question, especially now that kids and family content creators on YouTube have either been forced, or have opted to turn comments off beneath their content. The tendency for an anonymous platform to morph into a place where… Continue reading How should a kids community around video creators function?

Designing a video platform for family content creators

What would happen if we built a kids video platform actually designed for family creators, responsible advertisers and kids? About six months ago we started developing Rukkaz, a video platform designed specifically for the needs of family content creators and their 7-12 year old audience, in order to find out. Patrick Frater in Variety has… Continue reading Designing a video platform for family content creators