Charlotte Colombo is a UK Digital Culture Fellow at Insider. Based in London, she recently completed her MA in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London. She also holds a BA in English with Philosophy from the University of Southampton.
Charlotte was previously an Entertainment Writer for Dexerto and a freelance journalist for publications like The Independent, iNews, Metro, Digital Spy & more.
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Meet 'The Island Boys,' the controversial TikTokers who keep feuding with social media stars and celebrities
The Island Boys, whose real names are Franky and Alex Venegas, went viral in October of 2021 with a poolside rap that became a meme.
'Reality shifting' where users say they're transported to another life has exploded on TikTok, but former shifters say it harmed their mental health
As reality shifting continues to grow in popularity on platforms like TikTok and Amino, Insider spoke to former shifters and experts about the trend.
The Black creators behind one of TikTok's most viral dances say they weren't given the same opportunities as their white counterparts
The Black TikTokers who started the viral "Alors On Danse" trend said Black creators often don't get credit on the app the way white creators do.
How controversial influencer Ethan Klein rose to fame, from feuds and Frenemies to being banned from YouTube for a week
Ethan Klein and his wife Hila joined YouTube in 2011 with their channel H3H3Productions, going on to launch a clothing line and popular podcasts.
YouTube star Catherine McBroom removed her own IUD to 'get healthy,' according to her reported Snapchat post
The ACE Family's Catherine McBroom faced backlash for the post after experts warned a TikTok trend for at-home IUD removals could be dangerous.
A Twitch streamer said obese people should be 'shamed' because 'it's bad for them' while vaping during a livestream
Twitch streamer Fanfan, who is also known as Fiona Fan, has apologized after a clip of her discussing obesity went viral.
TikTokers raised over $35,000 to help a man who went viral for asking President 'Joe Byron' to take him out to dinner
A GoFundMe campaign for the man behind viral catchphrases like "Joe Byron" from the "Bing Bong" TikTok sound has raised over $35,000.
Inside the ACE Family's new luxury mansion which they showed off after their last $10 million home was foreclosed on
On December 10, Austin and Catherine McBroom from the ACE Family revealed their luxury mansion after their previous LA home was foreclosed on.
A couple held a live online wedding ceremony in the metaverse where their avatars married at a virtual chapel in the sky
Traci and Dave Gagnon met in the metaverse in 2015 while working and decided to pay homage to how they met by hosting a virtual wedding.
Controversial YouTuber Trisha Paytas married Moses Hacmon in a black gown, walking down the aisle to My Chemical Romance, according to their social media posts
Trisha Paytas married Moses Hacmon, the brother of Hila Klein, on December 11, according to two YouTube videos posted the following day.
TikTokers are going viral with 'QuitTok' videos about quitting their jobs as The Great Resignation inspires social media trends
As "The Great Resignation" continues, more and more millennial and Gen-Z workers are quitting their job and discussing it on TikTok.
TikToks about the controversial Duggar family are getting millions of views in an emerging subculture known as 'DuggarTok'
The "DuggarTok" community documents the "19 Kids and Counting" family's controversies and Josh Duggar's child pornography trial.
TikTok's 2021 top creators were a cat who makes cooking videos and Khaby Lame, who's set to overtake Charli D'Amelio as the most followed TikToker in the world
TikTok named its top "breakthrough" creators for 2021, which it defined as those who "grew massive fandoms with their captivating content."
A woman who went viral after TikTok users baselessly accused her of kidnapping says she's 'sick of being hurt' by the allegations
Sabrina Prater has responded to widespread allegations that she kidnapped people, which were made after she went viral.
Resin art has become a huge TikTok trend, but 'anti-resin' backlash is growing over potential environmental impacts and health concerns
Resin-art TikToks have racked up billions of views, but experts say the trend could cause environmental damage, and lead to health concerns.
Epilepsy charity urges 'Animal Crossing' developers to address feature they say could cause seizures
A feature for Nintendo's "Animal Crossing" reportedly includes strobe lighting that could trigger seizures in people with epilepsy, a charity said.
A TikToker has remixed an Australian senator's impassioned speech slamming anti-vaxxers and turned it into a dance song
Jacqui Lambie said people who refuse vaccines should be held accountable, adding, "it's called being – you wouldn't believe it – a goddamn bloody adult."
An influencer with over 1 million followers was dropped by brands after a racist voice memo leaked
Instagrammer Fyza Ali, who is known as a Kylie Jenner look-a-like, asked people to "understand" that she was struggling following her mother's death.
TikToker Zoe Laverne appeared to defend Kyle Rittenhouse in a livestream from a private Instagram account
TikToker Zoe LaVerne defended Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of charges related to a fatal shooting during a Black Lives Matter protest.
Jeffree Star accused some Britney Spears fans of 'bullying' her for endorsing his make-up
Jeffree Star has responded after some of Britney Spears fans urged her to delete an Instagram post calling him a "genius."