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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.
7. Forget the 'dark web': You can buy a gun on Facebook
Facebook may still be the go-to place to show off snaps from the streets and the latest gossip from school or work, but it also has a darker side, according to reports. First featured in VentureBeat, one reporter was able to obtain a firearm in just 15 minutes, with dozens of pages set-up to buy the illegal weapons.
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