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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‘It took 3 months to reject me’: Woman applying to TikTok shared job interview horror story

'I'm exhausted of the tech industry's ridiculous hoops you have to jump through just to get rejected.'

On Mar 12, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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Discord hops on the ChatGPT train, announcing several AI features and a new ‘AI incubator’

Discord invited Passionfruit to an exclusive press event where they announced new AI features.

On Mar 12, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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Dhar Mann actors allege ‘culture of fear’ underpinning YouTube empire

Four actors spoke with Passionfruit about their protests against the YouTube empire Dhar Mann Studios.

On Mar 9, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

labor lawyer speaking with caption 'Stop making this BIG mistake when you quit! so listen just because your boss or HR says you have to sign something' (l) labor lawyer speaking with caption 'Stop making this BIG mistake when you quit! does not make it true' (c) labor lawyer speaking with caption 'Stop making this BIG mistake when you quit! they're trying to screw you' (r)

‘They’re trying to screw you’: Labor lawyer shares the ‘big mistake’ workers do when quitting a job

'Your boss is just a person. They aren’t endowed with any special knowledge or power.'

On Mar 4, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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Taylor Swift lookalike TikToker claims she was uninvited from Grammys, sparking speculation and criticism

'So we all agree that she was never going, right?'

On Feb 6, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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Linktree unveils 3 new monetization features, including a Buy Me a Coffee lookalike tool

One of these new features looks a little familiar.

On Jan 31, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘Why aren’t influencers honest anymore?’ Mikayla Nogueira accused of misleading viewers with false lashes in sponsored mascara TikTok

'The tendency of the beauty industry is emotionally driven consumption.'

On Jan 26, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘That is the biggest f*cking red flag you could ever have’: Worker warns of jobs hiring you immediately after the interview

'These aggressive sales centers literally just prey off of hyping up college grads with promises of success.'

On Jan 21, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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You can now get TikTok’s viral Pink Sauce at Walmart

The viral sensation is back—and FDA-approved.

On Jan 13, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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Plus-size model and creator goes viral after sharing brand’s ‘alarming’ edits to campaign photos

'Gave you a whole new face.'

On Jan 10, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

server speaking in car caption 'then I'd love to come in and be a dishwasher' (l) server speaking in car caption 'I got fired from my waitressing job on New Years Day Fired From Waitress Job on New Years Day' (c) server speaking in car caption 'He then pointed to the direction of the door and told me to get out' (r)

‘I don’t get paid $16 an hour to do the dishwasher’s job’: Server says she was fired on New Year’s Day for suggesting the restaurant hire a dishwasher

'That's poor management!!!'

On Jan 7, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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The ‘Tumblrification’ of social media

TikTok and Twitter are starting to feel a lot like Tumblr.

On Jan 5, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘They’re a scam’: Former hotel worker shares PSA about 3rd-party booking websites

'They want you to think you're getting the best rate by booking through them.'

On Dec 31, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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Meet the music men of TikTok: Rodger Cleye and Ian Rae

'I’ve got a lot of people who see me as their grandpa!'

On Dec 27, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo

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‘When was somebody gonna say that?’: New worker says employer didn’t tell her about dress code until she showed up the first day

'They basically said come as somebody else.'

On Dec 17, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo