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Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids after teen mental health concerns

Move follows WSJ revelations that Facebook-commissioned research showed Instagram could affect girls’ mental healthFacebook has halted work on its Instagram Kids project after revelations about the photo-sharing app’s impact on teen mental health.Instagram said it was “pausing” work in order to address concerns raised by parents, experts and regulators. The move follows revelations in the Wall Street Journal that Facebook had commissioned research showing Instagram could affect girls’ mental hea...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Mental Health, Body Image, Health & wellbeing, Young People


Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women

As a child in Afghanistan, she pretended to be a boy in order to get an education, before starting her own women’s news agency. Now living in Britain, her fight continuesJust over a month ago, Zahra Joya left her house in Kabul to walk to her office, as she had been doing every day. From this small office, Joya, a journalist, ran Rukhshana Media, the news agency she founded last year to report on the stories of women and girls across Afghanistan. By the time she returned home in the afternoon, h...
Tags: Media, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Kabul, Joya, Zahra Joya, Rukhshana Media


Meet the average Netflix user, a Millennial woman without a college degree living in the American suburbs earning less than $50,000 a year

Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance via Getty Images Netflix has 74 million subscribers in the US and Canada. Its typical user is a woman who lives in the US suburbs and has some or no college education. The average user is also more likely to identify as liberal or a moderate, not republican. See more stories on Insider's business page. Netflix is arguably the most ubiquitous streaming service, with 74 million subscribers in North America.It appeals to viewers of all walks of life, but...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Netflix, Canada, Streaming, North America, Tech Insider, Bridgerton, Streaming Platforms, Katie Canales


Facebook and Google condemned over ads for ‘abortion pill reversal’

Adverts promoting ‘dangerous, unproven and unethical’ procedure shown millions of times, study findsFacebook has served “abortion reversal” adverts 18.4m times since January 2020, according to a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), promoting an “unproven, unethical” and “dangerous” procedure.Google shows the adverts on more than four-fifths of searches related to abortion across a number of US cities, according to the CCDH research, targeted at search terms such as “unwante...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Abortion, CCDH, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH


New York gossip queen Cindy Adams: ‘My loyalty is to anyone who’ll give me the best quote’

The 91-year-old tabloid columnist, the star of a new Showtime documentary, on Murdoch, Trump – and why New York is the capital of the worldCindy Adams, the long-serving gossip queen of the New York Post, was battling Hurricane Ida in her Manhattan apartment. Her terriers were disturbed, and she was not sleeping. “A glass-enclosed penthouse is not good,” she said. “The pounding of the rain. And not just rain, the thunder. I was up all night.” Related: The trial of Elizabeth Holmes: perfect for ...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Media, Celebrity, Life and style, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Showtime, Manhattan, US press and publishing, Elizabeth Holmes, Emma Brockes, Cindy Adams, Hurricane Ida, Murdoch Trump


Top marketing and advertising salaries: What you can make at companies including Apple, Google, and Spotify

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Insider analyzed salary data across some of the hottest companies to reveal how much marketers, ad, and PR professionals make. We crunched the numbers for Apple, Google, Microsoft, WPP, and Spotify, and others. US companies report the data in visa applications for foreign workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Even as many industries laid off people in the pandemic, companies from Apple to WPP are hiring top ad and marketing talent to fine-tun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Media, California, Oregon, Advertising, Marketing, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Public Relations, Intel, Snapchat


3 Gen Zers created a competition to connect young creatives with cash and careers amid the pandemic. Now, luxury giant Kering is getting involved.

(L-R) Harry Beard, Alexandre Daillance, Adam Flanagan Prospect 100 Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam Flanagan are the cofounders of Gen Z competition Prospect 100. The contest seeks to connect young creatives with cash prizes and career opportunities. This is part of Insider's entrepreneur series Star, Rising which highlights early entrepreneurs and businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Name: Alexandre Daillance, Harry Beard, Adam FlanaganAge: 24, 21, 20 L...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Media, Small Business, US, Trends, Strategy, Startup, Luxury, Goldman Sachs, Beard, Nickelodeon, Bhutan, Steven Smith, Mckinsey, Yeezy


Fran Lebowitz: ‘If people disagree with me, so what?’

With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni MorrisonFran Lebowitz is a famous writer who famously doesn’t write. “I’m really lazy and writing is really hard and I don’t like to do hard things,” she says, and it’s the rare writer who would not have some sympathy with that. Yet, as all writers also know, writer’s block, which the 70-year-old has suffered from for f...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, Media, Women, Life and style, World news, Netflix, Culture, LGBT rights, Andy Warhol, Essays, Erroll McDonald, Lebowitz, Fran Lebowitz, Journalism books


Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency?Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from us...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, America, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Netflix, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Stanford University, Fomo, Anna Lembke, Lembke


‘I’m not a news robot reading an Autocue’: Clive Myrie on politics, personality and Mastermind

The BBC newsreader takes over the venerable quiz show next week. He discusses fighting for viewers, dealing with online abuse – and making his parents proudThere is one correct way to start an interview with the new host of Mastermind: turn the tables on him – put him in the chair, under the spotlight. He hasn’t prepared a specialist subject, though, so I pick one for him, an easy one: the life and work of Clive Myrie, gleaned from previous interviews and the internet. There may be errors, but I...
Tags: Politics, Media, Race, Social Media, Life and style, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Television industry, TV News, New Broadcasting House, Clive Myrie


‘Please cancel me!’: Michael Rapaport on public feuds, racism rows and hip-hop attitude

He’s the actor turned sports commentator whose remarks are never far from a controversy. Will he ever watch his words?Michael Rapaport does not want to lose his cool. And for most of our otherwise pleasant and meandering visit over Zoom in June, he doesn’t. Until Kevin Durant’s name comes up.Back in April, Rapaport tweeted screenshots of a private Instagram exchange with the Brooklyn Nets swingman that came after Rapaport criticised one of Durant’s post-game interviews. In it, the 11-time NBA Al...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Life and style, US sports, Podcasting, Nba, Brooklyn Nets, NBA All Star, Kevin Durant, Durant, Michael Rapaport, Rapaport


‘We can’t go back’: the Russian gay family who took refuge in Spain

Family was targeted in hate campaign on social media after appearing in a food chain’s adA Russian lesbian family who received death threats after they appeared in an advertisement for the food chain VkusVill say they feel safe in Barcelona and accepted for who they are.The family were targeted in a hate campaign on social media after they appeared in the ad. The company later apologised and replaced the photo with one of a heterosexual family. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Family, Media, Russia, Advertising, Spain, Barcelona, Life and style, World news, LGBT rights, VkusVill


Is the Viral “Red Dress” Music Video a Sociological Experiment? Performance Art? Or Something Else?

Before it set itself on fire, HBO’s Game of Thrones resonated deeply with contemporary morality, becoming the most meme-worthy of shows, for good or ill, online. Few scenes in the show’s run — perhaps not even the Red Wedding or the nauseating finale — elicited as much gut-level reaction as Cersei Lannister’s naked walk of shame in the Season 5 finale, a scene all the more resonant as it happened to be based on real events. In 1483, one of King Edward IV’s many mistresses, Jane Shore, wa...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Hbo, London, Media, College, Life, Brand, Bbc, Oxford, Oxford University, Brian Eno, Richard III, Newsweek, Fowler, Josh Jones


Insiders reveal how celebrities are responding to recent dating app profile leaks

Ben Affleck and Matthew Perry (are two celebrities whose purported interactions were leaked online by people they matched with on dating apps. Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images (left) and Kevin Winter/Getty Images (right) Videos that appeared to show Matthew Perry and Ben Affleck matching with dating app users recently went viral. Dating apps and celebrity advisors are dealing with increased concern over privacy and security. Insider spoke to experts, celebrities, and influencers who explained h...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, La, New York City, Ben Affleck, Los Angeles, Trends, New York Times, Dating Apps, Warner, Bumble, Facetime, Spencer


Do I look cheugy in this? What can a gen Z makeover teach me about life?

With a new generation fuelling fashion, protest and popular culture, is it time for millennials like me to move over? A panel of young trailblazers give me a glow up – and some lessons in activismI am sitting cross-legged on the floor, wearing a bucket hat, trying to be chill. I rest my chin in my hands and try to think chill thoughts, which is hard, because I am wearing mint flatform Crocs, studded with pineapples and watermelons, and a fluffy green knit that feels more like a pet than a cardig...
Tags: Fashion, Technology, Media, Instagram, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Digital Media, Social trends, Pew Research Center, Crocs, Tiktok


‘I’ve outlasted them all’: the spectacular life of the world’s most powerful crossword editor

The New York Times’ Will Shortz has appeared on The Simpsons, written riddles for a Batman villain and sold over 1m copies of a sudoku book. He talks hate mail, controversial clues and why puzzles are like drugsEvery day thousands of people vie to outsmart one man: Will Shortz, the New York Times’s crossword editor of almost three decades.Crossword fanatics – or “cruciverbalists”, in the parlance – must get their fix, and they prefer to get it from a man whose puzzle is considered the gold stand...
Tags: Media, Life and style, Newspapers, New York Times, US press and publishing, Will Shortz


Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks

Advertisements promoting diets or slimming products and that idealise certain body types will be removed from the platformPinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says.The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss products, or ads referencing bo...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, Body Image, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Diets and dieting


This advertising expert grew an audience of 500,000 followers on his own media platform - here's what he says is key to staying consistent and going viral

Jack Butcher says prioritizing and maximizing his time and creativity helped his business to grow. Jack Butcher Jack Butcher is the founder of Visualize Value, a $1M per year product business and media platform. During a live Q&A with readers of The Profile, he discussed new fatherhood and growing his business. As a creative, he says it's important to find people to collaborate with and be inspired on daily basis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jack Butcher spent 10 y...
Tags: Media, Interview, Advertising, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Jack, Fatherhood, Q&a, Founder, Nordic, Dieter Rams, NFT, CEOs, Celia, Contributor


‘Her body is her business card’: Sweat director Magnus von Horn on the world of online influencers

The Poland-based Swede’s new film, inspired by a Snapchat fitness motivator, explores the contradictions and freedoms of a social media existenceMagnus von Horn makes a confession few film-makers would admit to: “Some of the things I saw on social media were more moving than what I saw in the cinema.” Cinema and social media are currently the best of enemies: competitors for our precious attention, at opposite ends of a spectrum of cultural prestige, perhaps, but more similar than they would lik...
Tags: Europe, Media, Fitness, Film, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Culture, Digital Media, Poland, World cinema, Horn, Magnus Von Horn, Sylwia, Drama films, Magdalena Kolesnik


Ask Philippa: meet the Observer’s brilliant new agony aunt

As psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry becomes our new agony aunt, she reveals why helping you with your worries will help us all. Plus, a special welcome from Jay RaynerJohn Dunton founded the Athenian Mercury in the 1690s. A paper that consisted of readers’ questions and the answers. His idea was that readers could send in dilemmas to be answered by a panel of experts, the Athenian Society. But his great innovation was that they could do so anonymously and this has remained a feature of ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Media, Life and style, Society, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Mental Health, Dunton, Philippa Perry, Philippa, Jay RaynerJohn Dunton


Everything to know about Amazon's advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.Here's the la...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


I tried, and failed, to earn a living as an influencer. Here are 5 hard lessons I learned after gaining and losing thousands of social-media followers.

Brian Patrick Byrne built a following by posting videos and tweets about BTS. Big Hit Music, Brian Patrick Byrne I gained tens of thousands of followers by creating content about K-pop group BTS. My biggest mistake was trying to change my brand in order to earn a living. I ultimately decided that my mental health was more important than being an influencer. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, I lost my job and decided to spend my free time pursuing a dream I'd had...
Tags: Twitter, Music, Media, Youtube, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Brian, Hannah Hart, Max, Bts, Influencers, McDonald, DUBLIN Ireland, Mediabase


Naomi Osaka's anxiety concerns make perfect sense - mental health issues in athletes are wildspread, according to experts

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Naomi Osaka announced she would be withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health reasons. She initially boycotted post-match press conferences, before pulling out altogether. Media attention can exacerbate anxiety and depression and "impostor syndrome," according to experts who spoke to Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open this week af...
Tags: Media, Life, Sports, International, Trends, Mental Health, Anxiety, Tennis, Paris, Andy Murray, Osaka, Naomi Osaka, Morin, Alliant International University, Digital Culture, Amy Morin


‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at riskIt was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. The women told her their daughters had been bleeding for hours after undergoing female genital mutilation and asked what to do. Ahmed told them to seek medical attention, and probably saved lives by doing so.The mothers called because they had heard the story of a 10-y...
Tags: Health, Media, Activism, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sierra Leone, United Nations, Global development, Somalia, Fgm, Ahmed, Campaigning journalism


She scores! A first look at Martine Rose’s Euro 2020 shirt

The designer, known for her subversive take on the everyday, reveals her England supporter’s shirt on the cover of the Face magazineSince its reboot in 2019, the Face magazine has featured Jorja Smith, Tyler, the Creator and Dua Lipa on the cover. The June issue out this week, is – in the spirit of reemergence – less about solos and more about the collective. Or, indeed, the team. It is Euro 202o ready. The cover features Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Arsenal’s Leah Williamson, along with a cast of ...
Tags: Fashion, England, Media, Rihanna, Face, Football, Nike, Sport, Life and style, Society, Newspapers & magazines, Magazines, Chelsea, Drake, Rose, Mount


Trading up: one woman’s quest to swap a hairpin for a house

Demi Skipper would like a new house, but she’s not buying one. Instead she’s planning a daring strategy of trades – and millions are following her journeyWhile many of us were still finding novelty in group Zoom calls last May, Demi Skipper decided she was going to get a house. But not using money. Instead, she was going to trade items.Now the owner of one of only a few Chipotle celebrity cards in the world, and hoping to reach a house by the end of summer, the 29-year-old’s journey started wher...
Tags: Technology, Media, Social Media, Life and style, World news, US news, Tiktok, Demi Skipper


No shame: the podcast taking on the Arab world’s sex and gender taboos

Eib is now in its seventh season, fearlessly tackling subjects from Beirut’s drag queen scene to Jordanian widows’ rightsRude, fault or blemish; flaw, disgrace or shame. The word has many shades, but nearly every woman who grows up in Arabic-speaking households knows its singular weight. “Anything related to women is eib,” says Tala El-Issa, from her home in Cairo. “If they want to talk about their bodies, it’s eib, their problems – eib. Just being a woman is almost eib.”When the team at Sowt, a...
Tags: Gender, Technology, Media, Internet, Women, Life and style, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Digital Media, Middle East, Podcasting, Beirut, Cairo, EIB, Tala El Issa, Sowt


UK watchdog bans Max Mara advert over model’s ‘gaunt’ appearance

Advertising Standards Authority says ad that ran in Sunday Times magazine was irresponsibleA Max Mara advert has been banned for featuring a model with an “unhealthily thin” and “gaunt” appearance.The Advertising Standards Authority, which received three complaints about the ad, said the model had been photographed from the side, drawing attention to the shape of her body and highlighting her very thin frame and the protrusion of her hip bone, which was visible through her dress. Continue readin...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Media, Advertising, Life and style, UK News, Models, Sunday Times, Advertising Standards Authority, Max Mara


Beyoncé looked glorious on my magazine cover. ‘Are you going to lighten her skin?’ my boss asked

Being urged to retouch then re-retouch the singer’s photo left Justine Cullen shaken. In this extract from her new book she recalls the ‘cookie cutter’ cycle her industry was trapped in I stood and knocked tentatively on my publisher’s office door, holding a printout of my latest cover gingerly in my fingertips. The cover I held in my sweaty hands this time was Beyoncé, and she looked … well, she looked like Beyoncé. She looked perfect.The publisher held the cover in her hands and looked at it a...
Tags: Fashion, Beyonce, Media, Race, Life and style, Newspapers & magazines, Magazines, Australian media, Australian lifestyle, Australian fashion, Justine Cullen


‘I was addicted to the high’: I became an influencer as a joke – then it nearly broke me

Comedian Bella Younger thought wellness Instagrammers were ripe for parody. Soon she was drawn in herself. Could Deliciously Stella find her way back to reality?I have always wanted to be a comedian or television presenter, but never knew how I’d make it happen. After years of working in TV production, pestering executives to put me in a show, I conceded that I might have to demonstrate to them what I could do in order to prove my worth. This is how I ended up spending a Friday afternoon in Apri...
Tags: Health, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Bipolar Disorder, Edinburgh, Stella, Faye, Bella Younger



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