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    ECHO explores the economics of popular website YouTube

    By Zoe Hazerjian Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube — that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth. With more than 100 hours of video being uploaded to Youtube every minute, the site offers a diverse range of topics: from beauty tips to workout videos to video blogs. Some may upload these videos as a fun pastime or in hopes to become famous. But a question surrounding the Youtube nation still remains: can you really make a living off YouTube? Most of the money comes from advertisers, who, according to the Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets, paid an estimated $4 billion for…

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    Internet filtering “liberal” at CHCCS, still prompts student work-arounds

    It has happened to every East student. You are in the media center Googling your research topic. You spot a promising link. You click on it, only to find your way blocked by a plain white and disappointingly familiar page. You have run into Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ web filtering software, and a simple refresh is not going to get you any further onto that page. This practice is not simply the East computers being difficult. Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act, all schools that accept federal funding for internet must use filters to block content deemed inappropriate. CHCCS uses iPrism, a hardware device from EdgeWave. With iPrism, a group…