• Hi everyone. Happy new year! Welcome to Captionz Trove, a space dedicated to new & educational YouTube videos. Why? Because it's fun.

    But first, have you read this topic: Welcome to pnlpal? This is the one that introduce to you the reason why I built this site, the intention of making it and the rules of posting. I suggest you read it first.

    What is Captionz?

    It’s a website, part of our pnlpal community that let you watch YouTube videos with dual captions, A-B repeat and more. just open Captionz to use it. No need to use a browser extension, or an app. It’s simple and straight-forward, right?

    I actually launched it at LanguageLearning subreddit first, it's fairly good.

    Later, I put it on InternetIsBeautiful, it soared.

    But then comes the down turn. People loved it and forget it.

    Anyway, I put the detail story here:
    Captionz: learn on YouTube with fun.

    Since you are here reading this post, you actually like it. I appreciate that.

    Let's continue.

    What's Captionz Trove?

    Well, it's just a category on pnlpal. After published Captionz, I built this to help us share and discover educational videos on YouTube. It's bit of hard to dig resources on YouTube these days. YouTube is more and more entertaining rather than educational I think. So by creating this place, I hope it could help you reduce some noise, and discover educational videos more easily, and learn languages more efficient.

    The core function of this trove is that first, it has a Reddit like ranking algorithm to sort the topics. So it relies on real human upvotes and suggestions. What is the reddit ranking algorithm like? There is a good article writing about this:

    How Reddit ranking algorithms work.
    (Though I have to confess that I am still working on it. It needs a lot of posts to see the real effect. There are not many posts now anyway. But you should see it soon.)

    Second, a Twitter like UI, so it looks clean. I love twitter so much that you can see me there every day. Let's connected there, shall we?

    It's meaningful, isn't it? I watched most of the videos in the trove. Hell, I think I am addicted to YouTube. When I find a video that is interesting and thoughtful, I share it. I have really learned a lot from these videos. For example:

    How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity The Myth of Education & Impact: Inner Architecture Mini Lockdown math

    That's why I built this place. I urge you to do the same with me. Share the video that you watched and learned. So you are not just helping me, but also helping every language learners out here, and even the youtubers! You are spreading works and ideas worth spreading.


    Simple, click the New Topic button. Put the title and url of the video in, and write a few words for introduction.

    Don't forget to use or create a few tags. They are meaningful to classify these posts.

    Again, before you post, a few simple rules you should know.

    Rules General rules I mentioned here, you know no bullshit, no propaganda, looking for original etc. New & educational videos only. I don't want this space full of entertainment. Though you might think that entertainment is also educational, you can learn languages from videos like games or sports. But that's just another YouTube.com. But I do think talk shows or something like learning English from Friends are proper here. Debates are welcome. If it's too old, it's old-fashioned. I don't like it. But there are just some things that never grow old and never die. You'll hate that you didn't find them earlier, and they might have changed your life. Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do? How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity It's important to have at least one caption. Auto-generated caption is not recommended. You know why. More videos and channels

    Please, help me grow this space, add more videos, discover more channels.
    I bet you love YouTube, and you have subscribed a lot of channels, right? Or better, you have created your own channel? Leave a comment below, tell me your favorite educational channels. I'll consider to put it in the sidebar of this site. Yours is better.

    This is the way.

  • Please recommend any new & educational YouTube channel here. I am going to build a wiki page in this place. By "new" I mean it's built recently, not necessarily in 2021. The newbie whose subscribers are under 1000 is perfect for this space. But of course it must be educational. Such as channels about language learning, culture, history or science are good, games or sports are not welcome, unless you have a pretty good reason.

    Leave a comment below to tell me your recommends. Also remember to give a short reason for why you suggest it.

  • Always open-minded by his passion and proficiency with languages. He is a master.

  • In a speech at the White House, President Biden spoke about some of the people who died of Covid-19 as the death toll in the U.S. reached 500,000.

  • Hong Kong food is always appetizing, especially dim sum, highly recommended.

    Thank the YouTuber for making this really informative video, and even with dual subtitles! I know it must took them much effort.

  • A series of executive orders are decreed at the first day of his term, mostly to undo his predecessor's legacy. Well done.

  • Amanda Gorman recited her poem at President Biden’s inauguration ceremony outside the U.S. Capitol. The 22-year-old is the first National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration.

  • In this video I want to show my progress in Italian after practicing every day for the last 9 months.

    I still make a lot of mistakes and have a lot to learn, but I am happy to be already able to communicate. I want to motivate you to see that if you consistently do something every day you can improve a lot.

    So brilliant. I am envious.

  • As with all the languages I’ve learned, my passion for the language, and all that surrounds it, was key to success in learning Mandarin. But lots of reading and listening helped me achieve my goals.

    Wow, this video is very impressive and informative. I love those flashed pictures of China's historical figures.

  • John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, and Alex Wagner from Showtime's "The Circus" join Stephen to talk about their experiences in the crowd outside the Capitol during the insurrection and how everyday life in Washington, D.C. has changed dramatically in the aftermath of the attack.

    Don't mind the all upper cases. Listen to the late show that talks about the 911 liked event in the US history.

  • Gotcha!
    "Did you eat yet" sounds like in China! LOL

  • While the president tries to shift blame for last week's insurrection, the FBI and Justice Department are making it clear that the terrorists involved will face very serious federal charges. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Washington and around the country are bracing for a second wave of right-wing violence.

    Internal terrorists. What a mad world!

  • "Globalization is on its deathbed," says economist Mike O'Sullivan. The question now is: What's next? Tracing the historical successes and failures of globalization, O'Sullivan forecasts a new world order where countries come together over shared values rather than geography. Learn how big regional powers like the United States and China will be driven by distinct ways of governing trade, technology and people -- while smaller nations will forge new alliances to solve problems.

  • Negotiators from the UK and EU have begun a new push to reach agreement on post-Brexit trade after both sides agreed "to go the extra mile" Catherine and Neil explain this and other phrases and vocabulary you need to talk about this story.

    Brexit is the biggest political discourse between UK and Europe. So what's going to happen in 2021?

  • It's a formidable surveillance tool and a giant piece of shit. Don't use it.

  • Plus de 50 politiciens et activistes ont été arrêtés ces derniers jours à Hong Kong en vertu de la loi sécuritaire adoptée l'an dernier par les autorités pro-Pékin. Il s’agit d’un coup de filet dénoncé par l'Occident. Certains évoquent même la fin de la démocratie dans l'ancien territoire britannique. Le point avec Jean-Michel Leprince.

    Learning French...

  • How do you define a leader? Does the current political landscape favor Republicans with radical views? What has the transition to civilian life been like? Trevor has eight questions for President Obama.

    The most intelligent US president ever?

  • Learn English with Angelina Jolie. Delivering a keynote address to the General Assembly ministerial meeting on United Nations peacekeeping, actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, asked for the perspective of women to be taken into consideration in peace negotiations. Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood's highest-paid actress multiple times. In this Speech, she also quotes: "Think how much more we could achieve with women’s equal participation in all aspects of society. Not at the expense of men, but alongside men. Because we are all partners in this life." - Watch with big English subtitles.

    Learn English with speeches!

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