How to hijack chatroulette video stream?
So this is how we were able to see the amazing things that were happening in this video stream. As soon as it started to get crowded, we filtered it out. But, of course, this only showed videos that we actively wanted to see. And so eventually, we made a bias.net where anyone could upload anything they wanted to see in this video. And so we showed our bias.net as the most watched video in this stream. And of course, there were some outliers like the SWAT video that we showed, but the vast majority of the videos in this stream were left alone. We also introduced a rule where we only showed videos that were a certain number of views or more than that of other videos showing the same event. So if there was a protest going on right now in your city, we would only show that video in your area. But of course, this made finding things to laugh at harder.
So we finally figured out what was going on, but there was one last thing that we had to do before we could show the videos to our users. And that was to enable live tagging. So our algorithms would now show a notification when our users began to use their social media accounts to document what other people were doing during livestreams. And so our users would then be able to mark certain parts of the stream as HAPPENED, WATCHED, ABOUT THOSE GUYS, etc. etc. So we went one step further and we actually showed a graph of engagements for these WATCHED tags.
This was the most exciting thing we had seen all day. And we were so excited to show this to our users, that we didn't realize that almost immediately we would both freak out and lose focus of what was actually happening. So I remember the first few minutes of showing this to our users, I just looked at the engagement graphs and thought, Wow, this really is happening. But then I realized, this is not really happening.
So let's take a look at the graph of the WATCHED tag. This graph represents something called a channels, which is Twitter's term for the flow of information between different parts of the internet. And so at the moment, if you're on the web, the red line is now going to cross over into the real world, and if you're on the red line in the graph above, then your information is now PURE SHADED. It's information that's blocked in real time in places like Russia and parts of Europe. And so that information is now extremely sensitive and difficult to access in places like Germany and the United States. But that's all about to change.
So here's a visual representation of how things are trending in real time. And you can see a couple of things. First of all, things are trending up. I think that's going to continue