Daysia Tolentino

Daysia Tolentino is the editor of the Daily Dot's creator economy newsletter, Passionfruit. Her work has appeared in Vulture, Bustle, InStyle, and Study Hall.

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Creators share their biggest wins and challenges of the past year

Checking in with Passionfruit's first interviewees, one year later.

On Aug 11, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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VidCon: Content is high-stress work. Here’s how creators found balance after years of burnout

From OGs to the new gen of TikTok stars, the creator space is more professional than ever.

On Jun 28, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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VidCon: YouTuber Jarvis Johnson discusses taking risks, mentoring creators, and figuring it out

'I haven't tested the boundaries of where my audience will go with me.'

On Jun 27, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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VidCon: From Vine to YouTube to TikTok, Sarah Schauer discusses how she grew a loyal audience

'I was like, holy crap, this is now my job.'

On Jun 25, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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VidCon: Commentary creators discuss how the pandemic has impacted their niche

'Nobody had anything to do and everyone was just trapped in front of their social media.'

On Jun 23, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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On the Oscars red carpet, TikTokers solidify their growing presence in the entertainment industry

'As content creators expand in popularity, we will continue to see them be leveraged by the entertainment industry...'

On Mar 31, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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SXSW: Mark Zuckerberg makes first public statement on Ukraine, preaches metaverse potential

He said Meta is working to help Ukraine.

On Mar 15, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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SXSW: Actor Ben McKenzie’s crypto skepticism brings the blockchain conversation back to earth

'Crypto is speed running past half a millennium of financial mistakes.'

On Mar 14, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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Ray’s is notoriously buzzy and hard to get into—its SXSW pop-up was no different

The partnership between the NYC celebrity hotspot and Bumble seemed like a perfect match.

On Mar 13, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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SXSW ’22: ‘Black in Web3’ gets serious about blockchain’s potential to close economic gaps

'You don't need any permission from anyone.'

On Mar 13, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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TikTok temporarily suspends new content creation from Russia

The move comes after the country passed a law banning 'fake news' about its military.

On Mar 6, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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‘My biggest fears unlocked’: Viral TikTok shows what happens ‘when the looping slide fails’ on Norwegian Cruise Line

'Stuck in a clear tube suspended over the ocean… NOPE!!!'

On Mar 6, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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‘Why do we treat workers with such disrespect?’: Karen dumps out grab-and-go food at Starbucks in viral TikTok

'People have become more horrible than ever these last 2 years.'

On Mar 5, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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‘I’m actually disgusted right now’: TikToker finds ‘slimy’ substance in their Arizona iced tea

'It felt really gross, and I really don’t know if it was mold or not.'

On Feb 27, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino

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‘The world’s most expensive Taco Bell order’: Viral TikTok shows drive-thru customer being charged $5,555 for quesadilla (updated)

'The way I know they turned off their headset and screamed.'

On Feb 26, 2022 by Daysia Tolentino