"YouTube in 2006 was a radically different place than the site we know today, which aggressively serves up videos based on a recommendation algorithm that knows every inch of our viewing habits. Default Filename TV, created by artist Everest Pipkin, aims to get us closer to the early days of YouTube by “serving up videos that have been uploaded from the camera without edits to the filename.”
With titles like “DSC 1197” and “IMG 3356,” the videos are pure, authentic glimpses of life beyond our own bubbles and even our own continents. Most of the videos I watched were filled with voices speaking foreign languages, in places I couldn’t remotely begin to pinpoint. They’re videos people have uploaded to YouTube likely for their own purposes, not explicitly shared with an audience in mind."
And an article about it in The Verge here.
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