Erotophobia of corporate web 

Reason a zillion and one not to use corporate social media as an archive: Google deleted a university library's *entire archive of videos* for posting an interview with the creators of the lesbian magazine "On our backs" susiebright.substack.com/p/ter

Erotophobia of corporate web 

It appears to have eventually been restored- after a week of pushing by a US institution with a $10 billion endowment piped.kavin.rocks/c/cornelllib

Erotophobia of corporate web 

@bookandswordblog I don't trust Google, but the story still seems hard to believe. Why block all the videos from Cornell University Library and not just the Radical Desire videos?

Erotophobia of corporate web 

@mpjgregoire probably because it was automated. The YouTube vloggers I follow are more used to losing revenue-sharing from videos or having them moved behind a login wall by algorythm, but I have given up trying to understand Google's behaviour.

Erotophobia of corporate web 

@mpjgregoire if you don't trust Susie Bright, librarian Dr. Alex Gil of Columbia U in the USA confirmed it the day after the blog post was published nitter.it/elotroalex/status/15

Erotophobia of corporate web 

@bookandswordblog Hmm. Looks like the Cornell Library YouTube channel was suddenly classified as "explicit", and of course some systems are set up to forbid access to explicit results from YouTube. That seems plausible to me.

Erotophobia of corporate web 

@mpjgregoire and one of the ways these systems work is that content which mentions the name of outspoken women and developers' estranged exes gets banned or hidden (in the old days, companies in SF used to trade lists and did not look at what they were given too closely)

re: Erotophobia of corporate web 

@bookandswordblog I'm idly thinking about what it'd mean for a wealthy enough institution to just ("just") self-host videos, and I thought to ask: is there an element of embarrassment that "normal" folks (like Cornell librarians, and unlike Fediverse folks) feel when hosting video that's _not_ on YouTube? Is the popular perception in the broader culture that a video has to be on YouTube to be a real video worth watching?

(If this isn't the case, I'd expect to see some wealthy universities self-hosting video, and maybe they already are and I'm just not aware.)

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re: Erotophobia of corporate web 

@22 the University of Victoria in Canada self-hosted some of its archived Lansdowne Lectures in the oughties, although they were still behind a students-and-faculty wall last time I checked hcmc.uvic.ca/blogs/index.php?b

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