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TikTok star Anthony Barajas dies after California movie theater shooting

Social media star was known as itsanthonymichaelSuspect in double killing eligible for death penaltyA young TikTok star who was on life support after he and a friend were shot at a southern California movie theater has died, police and his family said.Anthony Barajas, 19, was watching The Forever Purge at a theater in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday when they were both shot in the head. They were found by an employee after the last showing of the night. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, California, Social Media, World news, US news, Digital Media, Gun crime, US crime, Corona, Anthony Barajas, Tiktok, Rylee Goodrich


A ‘safe space for racists’: antisemitism report criticises social media giants

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok failing to act on most reported anti-Jewish posts, says studyThere has been a serious and systemic failure to tackle antisemitism across the five biggest social media platforms, resulting in a “safe space for racists”, according to a new report.Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Jewish hatred and propaganda reported via the platforms’ official complaints system. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Youtube, Race, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Holocaust, Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube, Antisemitism, Tiktok


Chunkz: ‘I paved the way for myself as a YouTuber’

The social media phenomenon on honouring his Somali heritage, balancing fame and faith, and spending lockdown with his YouTube Beta Squad“It was the scariest day of my life,” says Amin Mohamed, AKA Chunkz, of the day in 2016 that he told his parents he was dropping out of university to focus on his YouTube channel. “I remember waking up for a lecture during the first few weeks of university, and I genuinely stared at my ceiling for 45 minutes, near tears, just thinking: I can’t do this. I had th...
Tags: Music, Media, Youtube, Social Media, Rap, Culture, Digital Media, Somaliland, Chunkz, YouTube Beta Squad, Amin Mohamed AKA Chunkz, London Metropolitan University For Somali


From Oslo pram guy to the teenage vacuum expert: inside the obsessive world of niche online reviewers

Wade can tell you the best pram for a tall parent; Matthew knows which cleaner has superior suction power. But how do you become a respected reviewer on the wild west of the internet?Once a month, every month, more than 8,000 strangers pay James Hoffmann a total of £16,263 so he can go out and buy coffee machines. Hoffmann, 41, from London, is an author, business owner, coffee connoisseur and, above all, a YouTuber: more than 900,000 people subscribe to his channel, on which he discusses everyth...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, London, Money, Instagram, Youtube, Social Media, Life and style, Consumer affairs, Digital Media, Consumer Rights, Consumer magazines, Matthew, Oslo, Wade


Google, Apple and Microsoft report record-breaking profits

‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gainsGoogle, Apple and Microsoft reported record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.Apple made a $21.7bn (£15.6bn) profit for the three-month period that ended in June, its best fiscal third quarter in its 45-year history, boosted by strong sales of the iPhone 12 and growth in its...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Microsoft, Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Advertising, World news, E-commerce, US news


Google, Apple and Microsoft tipped to report record-breaking profits

‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gainsGoogle, Apple and Microsoft are expected to report record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is expected to report second-quarter revenue of $56bn (£41bn). That would be a 46% increase on the same period a year earlier, and mean that the com...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, Media, Microsoft, Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Advertising, World news, E-commerce, US news


The 10 Best 'Boring' Livestreams on YouTube

Do you feel like you’ve watched everything already? Nothing good on Netflix? Do you just want to zone out to something live halfway around the world? We’ve compiled a list of “boring” livestreams available on YouTube. They might be boring, but if you stare at them long enough, you might be surprised at what you find.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Digital Media, Today, Livestreaming, Songs, Boring, Duluth Minnesota, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Geiranger, Duluth Georgia, Geirangerfjord, Hellesylt, Stranda, Moon Jelly Cam


Tennessee man died from heart attack after ‘Swatting’ over Twitter handle

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy after British caller sent heavily armed police to the house of Mark Herring, 60A 60-year-old man in Tennessee had a heart attack and died after being “Swatted” over control of a Twitter handle. Related: The terror of swatting: how the law is tracking down high-tech prank callers Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, US news, Digital Media, Tennessee, US crime, Mark Herring


‘I felt I existed in this world’: TikTok gives a voice to Turkey’s labourers

Workers have become unlikely stars of the video app, while revealing harsh conditionsAgricultural workers throw their buckets into the air at the end of harvest like at a graduation ceremony. A construction site turns into a concert hall, with workers wearing strands of hemp as wigs and singing into bits of plastic piping instead of microphones. A market stall becomes a runway as fruit vendors strut their stuff: a bunch of bananas as headgear, leeks dangling from their necks.With posts from fact...
Tags: Social Media, World news, Turkey, Digital Media, Tiktok


Turkey’s labourers take to TikTok to show millions their harsh work conditions – video

Workers in Turkish factories, construction sites and fields have become the unlikely stars of TikTok, revealing harsh and dangerous conditions in posts with millions of views. Turkey, ranked among the '10 worst countries in the world for workers', is one of TikTok’s largest user bases, with approximately 19.2 million users. Its algorithm can allow a labourer with a handful of followers to reach millions if their posts land on the 'discover' page. But despite the grim reality evident in these vid...
Tags: Social Media, Turkey, Digital Media, Tiktok


How male celebs really feel about their bodies – podcasts of the week

New podcast Manatomy encourages famous men from Chris Hoy to Tim Minchin to open up about their insecurities. Plus: Mark Steel and Marina HydeManatomyDanny Wallace and Phil Hilton’s podcast about men and their appearance goes beyond the usual “dad bod” conversation, as a range of celebrities reveal their insecurities and triumphs. Guests include Sir Chris Hoy, Tim Minchin and Jason Manford. First up is Jameela Jamil, who is particularly good value when covering the dad-as-idiot TV trope as well ...
Tags: Technology, Television, Media, Podcasts, Internet, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Podcasting, Victoria, Tim Minchin, Steel, Isy Suttie, Elliot, Owen Jones, Chris Hoy


A Porn Site Bought Vidme, and Now There's Porn on the Washington Post, HuffPost, and More

A flood of hardcore porn popped up in websites across the internet Thursday, infiltrating the likes of popular news sites like the Washington Post, New York magazine, Huffington Post, and other web pages.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Website, Digital Media, Pornography, Huffington Post, Multimedia, New Media, Video Hosting, Megan, BRIANNA, Marsha, Human Interest, Internet Censorship, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


YouTube’s newest monetization tool lets viewers tip creators for their uploads

YouTube announced its latest feature, Super Thanks, on Tuesday. This is YouTube’s fourth Paid Digital Good, which is what the platform calls any product that lets fans directly pay creators. So far, these tools include Super Chat, Super Stickers, and channel subscriptions — but Super Thanks is YouTube’s first of these features that allows fans to tip creators for individual uploaded videos, rather than livestreams. If a viewer wants to show extra appreciation for a video, they can pay creators w...
Tags: Google, Apps, Youtube, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Digital Media, Livestreaming, Twitch, Video Hosting, MacDonald, YouTube Partner Program, Mass Media, Barbara Macdonald


Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’

Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting imagesInstagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a child on social networks.Researchers adopting “mystery shopper” techniques set up a series of Instagram profiles mirroring real children and followed the same accounts as the volu...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media


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


‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid misinformation

False claims about vaccines has proliferated on the social network, and on other sites including Twitter and YouTube, says presidentSee all our coronavirus coverageJoe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook “are killing people” for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform, as the administration continued criticising the company.“They’re killing people. ... Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,” th...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Biden, Facebook Continue, Coronavirus


‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid disinformation

False claims about vaccines has proliferated on the social network, and on other sites including Twitter and YouTube, says presidentSee all our coronavirus coverageJoe Biden says social media platforms such as Facebook “are killing people” for allowing disinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform, as the administration continued criticising the company.“They’re killing people. ... Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people,” th...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Youtube, White House, US, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Biden, Facebook Continue, Coronavirus


Vyrill, winner of the TC Early Stage pitch-off, helps brands discover and leverage user-generated video reviews

Vyrill helps brands discover and leverage video reviews created by authentic customers and users. The company presented its product at TechCrunch Early Stage: Marketing and Fundraising, where it beat out nine other companies, winning the pitch-off. The judges were impressed with Vyrill’s novel approach and innovative technology around discovering and filtering relevant videos. This is a struggle for companies of every size. User-generated content is highly sought after as its authenticity is oft...
Tags: Startups, TC, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Ceo, Digital Media, Computing, User Generated Content, New Media, Cto, Video Hosting, Video Advertising, Loreal, Oreal, Collective Intelligence


‘An American riddle’: the black music trailblazer who died a white man

A fascinating new podcast delves into the life of Harry Pace, forgotten founder of the first black-owned record label in the US – and unlocks a shocking and prescient story about raceThere are, according to the academic Emmett Price, “six degrees of Harry Pace”. He is referring to the man born in 1884 who founded America’s first black-owned major record label; desegregated part of Chicago; mentored the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines and spearheaded the career of blues singer Ethel Waters. Pa...
Tags: Music, Television, Podcasts, Race, US, America, Chicago, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Podcasting, Blues, Jad Abumrad, Harry Pace, Emmett Price, Ethel Waters Pace


Meet the in-betweeners: the suddenly public lives of internet celebrities

They’re known by their faces, work, or names, and live a life of semi-stardom – all because they showcased their craft on the internetYou probably know Sarah Bahbah, by her name, or her work – but you probably wouldn’t be able to pick her out in a crowd. You may have seen her recent cover shot of DJ Khaled for GQ; or you may know her other visual art work –like her subtitle series, which uses cinematic stills with her inner dialogue as captions, featuring big names like Noah Centineo and Dylan S...
Tags: Celebrity, Social Media, Life and style, Digital Media, Dylan Sprouse, Noah Centineo, Sarah Bahbah, Bahbah


Famous, but not ultra famous: meet the internet’s ‘in-betweeners’

They’re known by their faces, work, or names, and live a life of semi-stardom – all because they showcased their craft on the internetYou probably know Sarah Bahbah by her name, or her work – but you probably wouldn’t be able to pick her out in a crowd. You may have seen her recent cover shot of DJ Khaled for GQ; or you may know her other visual art work – like her subtitle series, which uses cinematic stills with her inner dialogue as captions, featuring big names like Noah Centineo and Dylan S...
Tags: Celebrity, Social Media, Life and style, Digital Media, Dylan Sprouse, Noah Centineo, Sarah Bahbah, Bahbah


Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet?

Determining a person’s age online seems like an intractable problem. But new technology and laws could be on the brink of solving itSuppose you pulled out your phone this morning to post a pic to your favourite social network – let’s call it Twinstabooktok – and were asked for a selfie before you could log on. The picture you submitted wouldn’t be sent anywhere, the service assured you: instead, it would use state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques to work out your age. In all likelihood, on...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Media, Children, Internet, Censorship, Social Media, Society, Digital Media, Pornography, Identity cards, Child rights, Digital Britain, Digital Economy Act


FinTok: how TikTok is helping young people use cash wisely

It’s not just jokes and emojis – the video-sharing platform can help users learn how to manage moneySea shanties and viral dance trends have helped make TikTok a hit since the start of the pandemic. In 2020, the social media app, which allows users to create and share one or more 60-second films soundtracked with music clips, surpassed 2bn global downloads.In the financial world, TikTok has a reputation for promoting volatile cryptocurrencies and activist investing – interest in Dogecoin and Gam...
Tags: Technology, Money, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Consumer affairs, US news, Digital Media, Gamestop, Dogecoin, Tiktok


‘Where else can I make a month’s rent in two days?’: the unlikely stars of OnlyFans

Clarita needed to put herself through nursing school; Lex wanted to boost his income as a labourer – now they are erotic influencers on the subscriber siteIn many ways, Lex Lederman, 28, is a classic American family man. He owns a farm in New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and three children (plus a sizable company of chickens, pigs and geese). He’s teaching himself home renovation (plumbing, electrics, how to lay floors) and regularly helps out with homeless food charities, refugee rel...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, New Hampshire, Pornography, Lex, Clarita, Tim Stokely, Lex Lederman


Outrage over shutdown of LGBTQ WeChat accounts in China

Dozens of WeChat accounts have been blocked and deleted without warningAn online clampdown of social media accounts associated with China’s campus LGBTQ movement has sparked outrage, solidarity and backlash against the authorities’ treatment of the country’s sexual and gender minorities.Dozens of WeChat accounts run by LGBTQ university students were blocked and then deleted on Tuesday, without warning. Some of the accounts – a mix of registered student clubs and unofficial grassroots groups – ha...
Tags: Media, China, Social Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, LGBT rights, Lgbtq


Outrage over crackdown on LGBTQ WeChat accounts in China

Dozens of WeChat accounts have been blocked and then deleted without warningAn online clampdown of social media accounts associated with China’s campus LGBTQ movement has sparked outrage, solidarity and backlash against the authorities’ treatment of the country’s sexual and gender minorities.Dozens of WeChat accounts run by LGBTQ university students were blocked and then deleted on Tuesday, without warning. Some of the accounts – a mix of registered student clubs and unofficial grassroots groups...
Tags: China, Social Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, LGBT rights, Lgbtq


French court convicts 11 of harassing teenager who posted anti-Islam videos

Case involving Mila, who was sent more than 100,000 abusive messages, has fuelled debate about free speech.A French court has convicted 11 people for harassing a teenager online over her anti-Islam videos in a case that has led to a fierce debate about free speech and the right to insult religions.The prosecutions were part of a judicial fightback against trolling and online abuse after the girl, known as Mila, had to change schools and accept police protection because of death threats. Continue...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Social Media, Society, World news, Digital Media, Islam, Islamophobia, Mila


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


Athandiwe Saba appointed as deputy editor of the Mail & Guardian

Athandiwe Saba joins a leadership team headed by Ron Derby, who was appointed editor-in-chief of the 36-year-old publication in May this year The post Athandiwe Saba appointed as deputy editor of the Mail & Guardian appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Media, Journalism, Digital Media, Data journalism, Investigations, National, Appointments, Openaccess, Top Six, Athandiwe Saba, Mail & Guardian, Hoosain Karjieker, M&G Media Limited, Ron Derby, M&G deputy editor, M&G editor-in-chief


Federal Judge Puts Hold On Florida's Anti-Deplatforming Law

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against a Florida law that would fine social media companies $250,000 a day for banning political candidates, saying that the law likely violates tech companies’ first amendment rights.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Science, Social Networks, Censorship, Social Media, Digital Media, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Multimedia, Section 230, Robert Hinkle, Blacklisting, Deplatforming, Law Crime, Internet Based Activism