Culture 2022-08-25T19:42:06Z
Face touching ASMR from Gibi ASMR

The last few years have left many of us touch starved. For some, face-touching ASMR videos are helping fill that void.

Touch-based ASMR videos are helping some touch-deprived people better deal with being alone.
Culture 2022-08-25T18:26:04Z
side-by-side screenshots of @iamlaurawells instagram video on tasmanian tigers and @itskendalllong's tiktok video of the tasmanian tigers.

A company with a controversial strategy to bring animals back from extinction has hired influencers — including a 'Bachelor' contestant — to promote it online

Influencers are posting about the firm's Tasmanian tiger 'de-extinction' plan using the hashtag #colossalpartner on Instagram and TikTok.
Culture 2022-08-25T17:02:06Z
screenshots from TikToks about stripping - left says "to all the girls considering becoming a stripper solely off good nights they've seen on striptok", middle says "if you're going to tell the story, tell the whole story", right says "I danced back in 2016 baby it was the girls for me."

Strippers are making TikToks about their negative experiences to debunk the glamorized portrayal of their jobs on 'StripTok'

After a TikTok went viral saying that many videos on 'StripTok' are a lie, strippers are making their own videos to describe the reality of stripping.
News 2022-08-25T15:21:45Z

A woman mysteriously couldn't poop for a month. Hundreds of thousands of people started tuning in to follow her struggle on TikTok.

Cherine Docherty shared every moment of her bowel issues on TikTok. She hopes to inspire others to not be embarrassed when it comes to their health.
Culture 2022-08-25T15:04:26Z

20 companies were called out for posting 'jokes' about violence and rape during the Amber Heard trial. Only one has apologized.

A viral Twitter thread posted on August 15 accused 20 companies of making jokes about violence and rape during the Depp v. Heard trial.
Culture 2022-08-25T09:18:26Z

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.
Culture 2022-08-24T20:51:15Z

TikTokers who work in the nonprofit world are calling out the industry for its low salaries and worker exploitation

"I need a Jordan Peele film about nonprofit exploitation," wrote one TikTok user.
News 2022-08-24T19:45:55Z

TikTok continues to take down major Andrew Tate fanpages and misogynistic videos after ban

TikTok took down several popular Andrew Tate fanpages after Insider requested comment from the platform. There are still numerous copycat accounts.
News 2022-08-24T16:20:11Z

Instagram's pilot influencers are also feeling the stress of air travel chaos and airline staffing shortages

Pilots explain what it's like for the people working in the travel industry who bear the brunt of vacationers' disappointment and frustration.
Culture 2022-08-24T15:13:03Z

Andrew Tate filmed a 'final message' to fans, railing against his ban from social media for hate speech and claiming to 'champion' women

Tate, who is banned from Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, said he could have been a "champion" for women in new video.
Culture 2022-08-24T09:54:28Z

Celebrities from Joe Jonas to Hayley Kiyoko are posting TikTok videos joking about being arrested as part of a new 'Locked Up' trend

Celebrities and TikTokers are posting videos set to Akon's "Locked Up" along with a filter that makes them appear to be in the back of a police car.
News 2022-08-23T22:30:01Z

Capitol Records cuts ties with FN Meka, the 'virtual rapper' with over 10 million followers, after backlash

Capitol Records signed FN Meka this month, but faced a backlash after allegations that the virtual rapper perpetuated anti-Black stereotypes.
Culture 2022-08-23T18:51:32Z

A YouTuber and 'Sailor Moon' fanatic used the Library of Congress to uncover the never-aired pilot episode of an American version of the '90s hit show

YouTuber Ray Mona found the unaired 90s TV show footage and shared it publicly. It blends live-action with animation.
Culture 2022-08-23T16:59:38Z

An influencer is being investigated by Chinese authorities after followers accused her of eating a great white shark in a video, reports say

Police in China are investigating an influencer who they believe ate an endagered species of shark while filming a video, according to local outlets.
Culture 2022-08-23T16:35:19Z

TikTok's latest get-rich-quick scheme is user-generated content, but it's unclear how long the gold rush will last

Many TikTokers say they've quit their day jobs to become full-time UGC creators — but it's unclear whether UGC gigs are really all they're cracked up to be.
Beauty 2022-08-23T15:31:11Z

KVD Beauty has replaced its cult-favorite lipsticks that were originally created by Kat Von D

KVD Beauty has replaced the cult-favorite Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks with similar ones in a new formula.
News 2022-08-22T20:14:18Z

Andrew Tate fan pages thrive on TikTok even after the influencer was banned for misogynistic content

The influencer Andrew Tate's TikTok account was banned on Friday, but many fan pages sharing his content are still online as of Monday afternoon.
Culture 2022-08-22T19:14:43Z

Black women have gone from creating safe spaces at Bible study and beauty salons to cultivating online community in Twitter Circle and Instagram Favorites

How the newest social media features are helping young Gen Zers of color feel safe to express themselves.
Culture 2022-08-22T17:53:02Z

Kim Kardashian fans are calling out betting companies for listing odds on who she'll date next after Pete Davidson

Kardashian fans have called out betting companies for listing odds on Kim Kardashian's next boyfriend following her breakup with Pete Davidson.
Culture 2022-08-22T17:51:03Z

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian took his and Serena Williams' daughter to Waffle House so she could experience the place 'where it all started'

The Waffle House — on Rt. 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia — was where Ohanian said he decided to give up being a lawyer to start Reddit.
Culture 2022-08-22T17:48:44Z

TikTokers are satirizing #BamaRush sorority videos with parody posts about their corporate lives

TikTok users are satirizing the sorority bids trend #BamaRush by making clips documenting their daily office outfits using the hashtag #CorporateRush.
Celebrity 2022-08-21T15:20:06Z

Cardi B blasts UFC star who compared her to Andrew Tate and called her a 'brain dead moron'

UFC star Jake Shields attempted to defend Andrew Tate – known for his controversial remarks about women – on Twitter.
Culture 2022-08-21T06:59:21Z

Andrew Tate closed his Hustlers University affiliate marketing program that helped him go viral a day after he was banned from Meta and TikTok

Andrew Tate, a controversial influencer, used multi-level marketing-like tactics to draw people to his online course, Hustlers University.
Culture 2022-08-20T12:00:00Z

Former 'Dance Moms' star Nia Sioux still deals with fans who comment on her weight and compare her body to when she was 12

Nia Sioux, who began starring on reality show "Dance Moms" at the age of nine, said fans now comment on changes to her weight since she left the show.
News 2022-08-19T19:39:37Z

California woman alleges Daily Harvest meal made her so ill that doctors had to remove her gallbladder, lawsuit says

Daily Harvest recalled its "French Lentil and Leek Crumbles" product after people said it made them sick. Now people are suing the company.
Culture 2022-08-19T18:17:46Z

Popular gaming streamer Keffals said she had to go into hiding over a months-long campaign of doxxing threats: 'I never plan to back down'

Clara Sorrenti, known as Keffals, said police in London, Ontario, are now investigating incidents of swatting and doxxing as criminal harassment.
Culture 2022-08-19T17:25:00Z

A van-life influencer keeps going viral by sharing the details of 2 shower rooms she managed to fit in her mobile home. Take a look inside.

Van-life TikToker @louisthevan keeps going viral by posting videos of the two showers she has in her mobile home as viewers share their thoughts.
Culture 2022-08-19T16:03:24Z

Meta and TikTok bans influencer Andrew Tate — who's known for misogynistic comments — from Facebook and Instagram

Meta and TikTok spokespeople told Insider that Tate was banned for violating the platforms' policies.
Culture 2022-08-19T15:17:43Z

A raw-meat influencer has racked up millions of views by documenting his 'challenge' to eat one raw steak a day until he gets sick

TikToker @PaulyLong said he plans to eat one raw steak a day until he gets sick. Some experts dispute his claims that raw meat diets are healthy.
News 2022-08-19T11:18:15Z

A man embezzled $4.8 million from his employer and spent $1 million of it on the mobile app 'Game of War'

A California man got 10 years in prison for the fraud, which fed his seemingly insatiable desire to play the Kate Upton-fronted Game of War.
Culture 2022-08-18T22:20:14Z

'One-stop hate shop': Andrew Tate's rise to TikTok superstardom is fueling violent misogyny and men's rights extremism

The kickboxer-turned-influencer Andrew Tate has been online for years, but it wasn't until earlier this year that he exploded in popularity.
Culture 2022-08-18T21:47:12Z

NYT film critic says "Bodies, Bodies, Bodies" actor Amandla Stenberg sent her 'bullying' DM after negative review

"I thought because Lena is gay — I am also gay — I thought that as gay people we would both find this comment funny," Stenberg said.
Culture 2022-08-18T18:43:43Z

A professional posing expert says there are 3 'millennial poses' people need to stop doing immediately

Christine Buzan, the author of "101 Ways to Pose" and the Instagram account @Look Good In Photos, says growing up using digital cameras made millennials bad at posing for photos.
Culture 2022-08-18T17:03:21Z

Demi Lovato's song '29' inspired women on TikTok to come forward about the 'predatory' relationships they were in as teens

Demi Lovato's "29" is rumored to be about ex Wilmer Valderrama, who she met when she was 17 and he was 29. Now TikTokers are sharing similar stories.
News 2022-08-18T16:47:02Z

Louisiana teacher sues conservative group after she was called a 'pedo' and a 'groomer' for opposing censorship in her local library

Amanda Jones spoke against censorship at a local meeting in Livingston Parish where LGBTQ+ themed books were deemed 'inappropriate'.
Culture 2022-08-18T13:58:22Z

Kylie Jenner just told her TikTok followers she was almost named 'Kennedy'

Kylie Jenner revealed the alternate name while taking part in a viral TikTok trend.
Culture 2022-08-17T20:37:17Z

Grant Sikes, gender-nonconforming BamaRush candidate and TikTok darling, says she's been cut from sorority recruitment

"It is extremely upsetting," Sikes said, "I'm sad because I wanted to be a part of a sisterhood and, more than that, a community."
Culture 2022-08-17T19:52:36Z

2 Kylie Jenner lookalikes are feuding on TikTok after one said the other 'attacked' her in comments on her videos

Taylor Madison and Nova Ellisson are feuding after one said the other blocked her and made fake accounts to "attack" her in comments.
News 2022-08-17T17:32:28Z

Meta took down clips of a UK rapper's drill music video after law enforcement asked, raising censorship fears

The rap subgenre drill, which often includes lyrics about violence, has been one of the most criminalized music forms in the last decade.
Culture 2022-08-17T17:08:46Z
Culture 2022-08-17T16:59:11Z

A viral video of Benedict Cumberbatch protecting a fan from being pushed over keeps resurfacing as people praise the actor for being a 'such a gentleman'

A clip appearing to show Dr. Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch protecting a fan from being pushed over keeps resurfacing on TikTok and Twitter.
Culture 2022-08-17T16:27:37Z

A YouTuber said his life was 'almost ruined' after an anonymous account accused him of sexual misconduct to 'prove how easy it is to cancel' someone

"Overwatch" YouTuber SVB said an anonymous account accused him of sexual misconduct to "prove how easy it is to cancel" someone.
News 2022-08-17T13:57:48Z

TikTok star The Meal Prep King ditched by publisher after he streamed expletive-ridden rants against women and fat people

John Clark, whose weight-loss meal prep videos amassed him 1.2 million followers, lost his publisher after railing against women and fat people.
News 2022-08-17T01:23:11Z

Trump supporters calling for violence and 'war' against the FBI could face criminal charges for their online vitriol, former prosecutor says

"Don't feel like you're going to get away with it if you post using an anonymous username," a former prosecutor said.
Culture 2022-08-16T19:42:13Z

Taylor Frankie Paul, the Mormon #MomTok 'soft-swinger,' says she's 'really struggling' with her divorce

"I got betrayed. I betrayed someone. There's just so much in the mix and behind the scenes that people don't know..." Paul said in a new video.
Culture 2022-08-16T17:10:31Z

Addison Rae is one of TikTok's biggest stars, but it's her father who's dominated headlines lately. Here's why.

Addison Rae's father, Monty Lopez, has been at the center of media headlines in recent months following accusations that he's been having an affair.
Culture 2022-08-16T16:16:18Z

The TikToker who went viral for skateboarding while drinking cranberry juice and lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac has parlayed his fame into an acting gig on a popular Hulu show

Nathan Apodaca's TikTok lip sync to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" garnered millions of views and hundreds of copycats. Now, he's on a TV show.
News 2022-08-16T15:42:15Z

Trump's Truth Social — where users called for violence against FBI agents — notes in its fine print that it would turn over user information to the feds

Users can't count on anonymity to dodge possible legal issues if they post threats online, a former prosecutor told Insider.
Culture 2022-08-16T15:01:38Z

The TikTok comedy community is rallying to raise money after the death of one of its most beloved creators: 'He was almost like everyone's best friend'

After TikTok comedian Jon "Piko" Preston died last week, members of his TikTok community have been posting tributes and raising funds for his family.
Culture 2022-08-15T19:44:16Z

TikTok star Noah Beck explains why he wasn't at girlfriend Dixie D'Amelio's 21st birthday party in Vegas

"I can't sit back anymore while it goes on," he continued. "We are normal people, too, and we see everything."
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