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4. Netflix actually pays Comcast for better streaming
Net neutrality in the U.S. is dead — at least for now. Popular television streaming service Netflix agreed earlier this week to pay Comcast to ensure its video content streams quickly, even though Netflix will not receive any preferential treatment. It comes at a time where heavy bandwidth companies, such as TV streaming services, are fighting for fairness over the Internet pipes.
5. iTunes, Spotify, YouTube aren't financially great for musicians
YouTube may be the place where up-and-coming stars reach out for fame, but along with iTunes and Spotify, it may not be worth the labor of love put into it — at least on a financial level.
According to The Guardian, in the past year, about 8 percent of musician Zoe Keating's income came from streaming services. In spite of the near half-million streams from Spotify, she earned just $1,764. And 1.9 million views on YouTube? Expect a paltry $1,248. The full spreadsheet can be found from her Twitter page.
6. Half of all Wikipedia edits are made by bots
There's no doubt Wikipedia editors work hard to battle the vitriol, the graffiti, and the occasional defacement from vandals and the like. But, it turns out much of the work is carried out by automated scripts and servers.
A new study determined about 46 percent of all edits on the online crowdsourced encyclopedia was conducted by "bots," but varied depending on which language version the researchers monitored. Wikipedia researchers said it's one of the keys to the site's success by fixing grammar and simple spelling mistakes.