Thursday, February 11, 2010

Youtube Safety Mode

Quick-hitter this morning:

From their blog, Google announced they have a safety mode for Youtube. It is an opt-in feature, sort of like "safe search" on Google images. This safety mode will not only filter out some questionable content (which Youtube already does), but will filter out profanity in the comment section (which it hadn't done before).

This is not perfect. First, it isn't permanent. You could log in to an account and keep the feature permanently on within that account. But it won't take a student long to log out. Sarah Perez from the ReadWriteWeb mentioned that it would have been better to have created an entirely safe site, which would have allowed an easier go of it for filtering at the district level.

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