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The potential problems of YouTube’s new AI tools

In downtown Manhattan, Google showed off a new suite of AI tools coming over the next year. Here's what has me worried.

On Sep 22, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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The never-ending fight to moderate the internet for kids

This week's news cycle sends chills down the spines of parents everywhere. But can we protect kids without ruining the internet?

On Sep 21, 2023 by Lon Harris

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An honest review of the WorldofTShirts experience

After a night with one of TikTok’s most notorious personalities, I was left disturbed by how TikTok’s algorithm distorts how we see creators.

On Sep 20, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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A benefactor of the creator-to-cookbook pipeline is worried about others getting the same opportunity

B. Ryan Hollis, a creator who recently published his first cookbook thanks to TikTok, seemingly wants to pull up the ladder behind him.

On Sep 20, 2023 by Andrew Fiouzi

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Streamer Eric Morino is pushing the boundaries of gaming

Eric Morino, known online as PointCrow, is a glutton for punishment, pushing himself and the games he plays to the limits.

On Sep 18, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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It’s Solidarity September as Hollywood strikes rage on

Both sides are just waiting for the opposition to crumble.

On Sep 14, 2023 by Lon Harris

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Scamley Nickels: Inside ‘The Office’ actor Leslie David Baker’s bait-and-switch Kickstarter crypto scheme

An Office Kickstarter, a tie-in crypto token, and the fans who got less than they bargained for.

On Sep 14, 2023 by Jared Bailey

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Passionfruit newsletter: RIP my idolization of Drew Barrymore

One of my last sacred parasocial relationships has been tainted.

On Sep 13, 2023 by Grace Stanley

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Lost ‘Blue’s Clues’ pilot found after over 20 years, reveals a tenuous relationship between creators and media companies

A Blue’s Clues mystery reminds us that everything we post online has an expiration date.

On Sep 11, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Can esports survive its coldest hour?

Esports is struggling under the weight of venture capitalists in the so-called 'Esports Winter.' Can it survive?

On Sep 8, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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The creator’s guide to TikTok Shop

Viewers are already sick of the ads. Here’s how to win them over.

On Sep 7, 2023 by Kristin Snyder

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Pat McAfee brings his YouTube show to ESPN

Why produce your own show when you can buy one from YouTube?

On Sep 7, 2023 by Lon Harris

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Passionfruit newsletter: Cold Anger and Cool Labor Fall

Anger gives labor movements energy, but creators often shy away from it.

On Sep 5, 2023 by Grace Stanley

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Did MrBeast ruin YouTube?

After YouTubers JackSepticEye and MrBeast got into an internet feud, we are left with an important question.

On Sep 5, 2023 by Steven Asarch

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Why Big Dairy and Big Oil are turning to influencer marketing

Charli D'Amelio's recent milk ad was paid for by Gonna Need Milk. Its goal was simple: 'drive milk consumption.'

On Sep 1, 2023 by Kristin Snyder