charlotte-colombo

Charlotte Colombo


Charlotte is a chronically online culture journalist with bylines in outlets like Insider, Rolling Stone, Dazed, VICE, and The Independent.

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Creator’s angry voice note because she can’t use studio for free goes viral, sparking debate about creators asking for free items

'It makes you wonder who else she took this tone with and bullied into a second-guessed decision.'

On Nov 17, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘I do not get the brand deals, media coverage, and opportunities most influencers get’: Transgender creator of ‘Christian Girl Autumn’ trend speaks out amid ‘financial struggles’

'It’s frustrating knowing that I have impacted pop culture in many ways, yet I never reaped any financial benefits from it.'

On Nov 15, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘I don’t understand why they allow these people to f*cking get away with this shit’: DoorDash customer boycotts app after getting a $17 refund on a $30 order she never received

'You must not know what it's like to live check to check and then get f*cked.'

On Nov 11, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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How a national baby formula shortage rocked TikTok’s community of ‘Reborn’ doll collectors

'I'm constantly dealing with hate comments and accusations about this issue.'

On Nov 8, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

recruiter typing on keyboard caption 'When I found the perfect candidate on LinkedIn but they didn't reply to my InMail so I did a Boolean search on Google and found their resume and emailed their personal email address and they still didn't respond so I found their company email domain structure and sent them an email at work. They finally responded. And they initially declined the offer until I badgered the hiring manager to give more money and then they finally accepted.' (l) hand holding magnifying glass up to toy people on white surface (c) recruiter typing on keyboard caption 'When I found the perfect candidate on LinkedIn but they didn't reply to my InMail so I did a Boolean search on Google and found their resume and emailed their personal email address and they still didn't respond so I found their company email domain structure and sent them an email at work. They finally responded. And they initially declined the offer until I badgered the hiring manager to give more money and then they finally accepted.' (r)

‘It’s crossing a line’: Recruiter’s ‘mastermind’ tactics for headhunting a job candidate spark debate

'I wouldn't react well to this.'

On Nov 4, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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Misfits Gaming Group launches $20 million fund to support ambitious creator projects

'We want to empower creators from all walks of life.'

On Nov 3, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘Everyone should start paying in strictly change in self-checkout’: Walmart customer shares self-checkout hack in viral PSA

'Money is money.'

On Oct 28, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘Pleaseeee DON’T put the book back’: Former Barnes and Noble worker issues PSA for customers who read in the store

'We actually don't mind that you hang around for as long as you want.'

On Oct 28, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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TikToker says clothing brand Sheertex wouldn’t pay her for sponsored content beyond two pairs of free tights, sparking debate

'Welcome to how it goes with most brand deals. They rarely respect the creator.'

On Oct 27, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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Candy store owner claims Airheads are halting production til 2024 in viral clip—but company debunks rumors

'What in the world is happening…'

On Oct 19, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘These wellness influencers have a very puritanical way of looking at food’: Woman calls out TikTokers who claim Costco chicken causes cancer

'What they find wrong with the modern diet is any kind of convenience.'

On Oct 14, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘NOT FOR THE WEAK!’: Worker says working from home isn’t as cushy as it seems, sparking debate

'We still work. People think we don't cause we at home.'

On Oct 13, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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From American Girl Dolls to lockdown TikTok, nostalgia is moving faster than ever—and fueling online meme culture

Experts unpack how and why nostalgia became such a key influence and driver of online culture.

On Oct 11, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘American healthcare is a f*cking joke’: Uninsured woman says she was charged $400 after someone called 911 when she fainted

'Not to mention they kept trying to make me take a ride on the ambulance like that sh*t isn't $4000.'

On Oct 8, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘Free money’: Worker issues PSA about security jobs after being tasked with guarding a construction lot

'Who is robbing a construction lot? Nobody.'

On Oct 6, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo