Canceled Influencers and Receipts Culture
Cosmopolitan let AI design its latest magazine cover; Meta would really, really like to pay you to make content for Facebook and Instagram; Zoey Deutch is a canceled influencer in Not Okay trailer; and did Beyoncé just singlehandedly kickstart part two of The Great Resignation?
CANCELED AT 17, nymag
This story has gotten a whole lot of backlash (and 300 comments) but whether you think cancel culture is or is not read, it’s worth reading…!
No one looked at him during the day at school. His teachers marked him present, then sent him to study by himself in the library because kids changed seats if he sat next to them in class. Diego no longer wanted to get out of bed.
RECEIPTS CULTURE HAS GONE TOO FAR, dazed
YouTubers have made a whole cottage industry out of ‘sharing receipts’, while the r/choosingbeggars subreddit exists to expose “people who are being way too picky when begging for things.” One unsuspecting 22-year-old girl had her dating profile, where she outlined her preferences in a partner, posted to the forum and lambasted.
BIDEN’S TIKTOK PROBLEM, nyt
Buzzfeed published an explosive report about how TikTok has exposed the personal information of Americans to Beijing; it also raises questions about Biden’s approach to TikTok. With midterm elections ahead, will he risk rattling the youth vote by taking another look at TikTok?
TIKTOK GRABS MORE AD DOLLARS, AS MARKETERS LOOK TO ATTRACT GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS, wsj
Kind Bar enlisted the help of geo-targeted TikTok ads and TikTok influencers to help it attract consumers to a pop-up farmers market hidden behind a faux vending machine in New York City. Roughly 8,000 people showed up, compared to the 500 who attended a similar New York event Kind hosted in 2019, which the company promoted using…Instagram.
HOW A TECH STARTUP ATTRACTED 7,500 JOB APPLICANTS USING TIKTOK VIDEOS, forbes
Scheduling app ChiliPiper posted a handful of TikTok videos “of real employees acting like real people, often with a trending song in the background and a few well-placed captions,” then watched many of them go viral (and then had to sift through 7,500 job applications as a result).
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