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Clubhouse Launches Android Beta as iOS Downloads Nosedive

Good news: The audio-based social network Clubhouse is finally bringing its app to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, the company announced Sunday. Bad news: The beta is only available for U.S. users, and, just as with Clubhouse’s iOS version, it remains invite-only for now. So not just anyone can sign…
Tags: Ios, Android, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Smartphones, Software, Freeware, Yo, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Software, Mobile Applications, Social Networking Services


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: What Are Squishmallows?

This week, I’m breaking down some of the biggest youth internet trends in a way even graybeards can grasp, from esoteric financial instruments, to a vast fast-food conspiracy, to a look at some of TikTok’s most notable time travelers.Read more...
Tags: Articles, Mark Cuban, Philosophy, Mcdonalds, Lifehacks, Doge, Cryptocurrencies, Internet Culture, Internet Meme, Meme, Wendy, Javier, Elmo, Dogecoin, Beeple, Johnny Harris


The Kid from 'David After Dentist' Is Now in College and Selling an NFT of his Viral Video to Pay Tuition

It seems like every internet meme is getting the NFT treatment these days. The latest is “David After Dentist,” one of YouTube’s earliest viral videos. In 2008, David DeVore recorded his then-seven-year-old son, David Jr., babbling now-iconic lines like “Is this real life?” in a medication-fueled haze after a tooth…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Internet, Youtube, Viral, Computing, Viral Videos, Internet Culture, Internet Meme, Jukin Media, David Jr, NFT, National Film and Television School, David After Dentist, Night Media, Viral Phenomenon


Clubhouse Is Losing Steam

Clubhouse—the company that was making headlines just a few months back for drawing major celebrities (and Elon Musk)—seems to have reached a tipping point. In April, the app reached a grand total of 922,000 downloads, new research found, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier. Read more...
Tags: Android, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Clubhouse Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Is the Punk Band 'Tramp Stamps' Fake?

This week, fake stuff is bubbling to the surface of the internet, whether it’s fraudulent super-fans, a poseur punk band, or a despicable “national holiday.” (Content warning: The story below concerns sexual assault.)Read more...
Tags: Music, Articles, Sex Pistols, Lifehacks, Rod Stewart, Internet Culture, Fake, Richard Gere, React, Tramp, Paramore, Blink 182, Weezer, Kevin Durant, Markieff Morris, Mikey


Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires live streaming service FITE TV

Would be TikTok competitor Triller, operated by parent company TrillerNet, is gaining a new CEO, the company announced today. The short-form video app said it’s acquiring an A.I.-based customer engagement platform, Amplify.AI, whose co-founder Mahi de Silva will now become TrillerNet’s CEO. Existing CEO Mike Lu will transition to President of TrillerNet and will focus on investor relations. The company separately announced the acquisition of FITE TV, a live event and pay-per-view combat sports s...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Apps, Tech, Ceo, Sms, SSL, Software, United States, Digital Media, President, Computing, Timbaland, Rsa, Financial Services, Biden, Internet Culture


Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires livestreaming service FITE TV

Would be TikTok competitor Triller, operated by parent company TrillerNet, is gaining a new CEO, the company announced today. The short-form video app said it’s acquiring an A.I.-based customer engagement platform, Amplify.AI, whose co-founder Mahi de Silva will now become TrillerNet’s CEO. Existing CEO Mike Lu will transition to president of TrillerNet and will focus on investor relations. The company separately announced the acquisition of FITE TV, a live event and pay-per-view combat sports s...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Apps, Tech, United States, Digital Media, Timbaland, Rsa, Biden, Internet Culture, Relativity Media, Ryan Kavanaugh, Snoop Dogg, Cto, Video Hosting, Trump, Silva


How to Take Your Best Nudes Ever

By this point, you’ve probably had a camera phone for close to two decades and have almost certainly taken steamy photos of yourself, either to share or keep for your own confidence-building. Sure, you’ve probably got lots of experience in this department, but there’s always room for improvement, so if you want to…Read more...
Tags: Selfie, Articles, Narcissism, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Sexting, Portrait Photography, Emily, Jimmy, Human Interest, Boudoir Photography, Human Sexuality, Service Industries, Draftblaq Son, Katelyn Guild, Ayla Quellhorst


Twitter Launches Pro-Democracy Emoji for 'Milk Tea Alliance' in Asia

Twitter launched a new emoji early Thursday that will appear anytime a user tweets the hashtag #MilkTeaAlliance. The so-called Milk Tea Alliance refers to the pro-democracy movement in Asia that has been organized, at least in part, through actions online.Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Politics, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Myanmar, Emoji, Internet Culture, Pro, Milk Tea, Milk Tea Alliance, War Conflict


Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around $4 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. TechCrunch has also confirmed the discussions took place from a source familiar with the conversations. While the talks occurred over the past several months, they’re no longer taking place, though the reason they ended isn’t known according to the report. It’s also worth noting that just a few days ag...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg, Software, Monetization, Computing, M&a, Freeware, Internet Culture, Social Network, Operating Systems, Clubhouse


HBO's Q: Into the Storm Lays Out Its Case That 8Chan Admin Ron Watkins Is Q

The final episodes of HBO’s Q: Into the Storm aired on Sunday evening, and it’s put all its cards on the table.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Articles, Into the Storm, Donald Trump, Internet Culture, Trumpism, Goldwater, Watkin, Rita Katz, Matt Gaetz, Steve Bannon, 8chan, QAnon, Political Ideologies, Jim Watkins


Roses, Blindfolds, and Chopped Wood: Meet the Popular TikTokers Making Romantic Thirst Traps for Women

Thoren Bradley can be found in dozens of TikTok videos chopping wood in his backyard in rural Northern California, surrounded by evergreen woods with a swimming pool of sky overhead. The 29-year-old is colorfully tattooed with a well-groomed beard and gym-honed physique that frequently inspires viewers to leave…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Netflix, Tumblr, Ryan Gosling, Internet Culture, Northern California, Chris Stapleton, Michael Buble, Dean, John Berger, Doreen St Felix, Youth Culture, James Joseph, Video Software, Music Software


What is AFK's meaning? The history behind the internet acronym and and how to use it in a chat

AFK is a common acronym used to tell others when you're offline. Peter Cade/Getty Images AFK means "away from keyboard" in typing shorthand. Its meaning can be literal or it can simply indicate that you aren't online. AFK is a helpful phrase for communal online spaces, when you want a quick way to communicate that you're stepping away. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Feeling out of the loop is never fun, and seeing acronyms frequently thrown around...
Tags: Keyboards, Internet, Trends, Language, Internet Culture, PCA, Acronyms, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Peter Cade Getty, FidoNews


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Everyone's Falling for a Fake Proposal

This week, the good ship The Ever Given has the world asking, “Aren’t we all, really, a cargo ship trapped in the Suez Canal?” There’s also a surprisingly large number of people talking about forehead size on TikTok, and a failed proposal video that’s probably fake, but is fooling millions.Read more...
Tags: Youtube, Software, Dolly Parton, Computing, Viral Video, Bjork, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Internet Meme, World Wide Web, React, Video Hosting, Ben, Suez Canal, Phil Collins, Matt


Twitter is exploring the use of Facebook-style emoji reactions

If you’re old enough to remember the outrage that followed Twitter’s decision to replace stars with hearts (aka likes instead of favorites), then you know that Twitter’s user base has strong feelings about how it wants to engage with tweets. Now, Twitter is considering another radical change on this front that could shake things up yet again. The company has been surveying users throughout the month to get input on how they feel about a broader set of emoji-style reactions, similar to what you’d...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Mit, Pandora, Reddit, Emoji, Internet Culture, Hearts, Social Software, Linkedin Twitter, Like Button


Gross YouTuber David Dobrik Meets the Inevitable

Dethroned 24-year-old influencer David Dobrik, who started out in the boozy man cave of YouTube and migrated to a more family-friendly neighborhood of D’Amelios, has now exited the photo-sharing app Dispo, which launched just three weeks ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gross, View, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Freeware, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Doordash, Spark Capital, Youtubers, Mobile Applications, Dispo, Teen Choice Awards, David Dobrik, Social Networking Services


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Clubhouse Is Creating an Accelerator Program for Influencers

Clubhouse, the invite-only audio chat app that has enamored the tech industry elite, is on the lookout for influencers. Because what social media app can be without influencers? Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Freeware, Internet Culture, Clubhouse, Internet Celebrity, Mobile Applications, Video Software, Tiktok, Social Networking Services


How to Use TikTok's New Anti-Bullying Tools

An unfortunate side effect of any social media platform’s success is a correlating increase in cyberbullying and harassment, and TikTok is no exception.Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, Software, Abuse, Social Issues, Computing, Cyberbullying, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Video Hosting, Video Software, Tiktok, Application Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


Gab Hacked Again After Glorifying Jesus Too Hard

In a move that will undoubtedly be met with cheers from the faithless masses, far-right social network and beacon of Christianity Gab announced on Monday that the site was temporarily offline pending an investigation into an apparent security breach.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Social Media, Hacktivism, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, Jesus Christ, Gab, Parler, Emma Best, Distributed Denial Of Secrets, Ddosecrets, Alt Tech, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


What If Clubhouse, But With State Censorship, TikTok Owner ByteDance Ponders

China’s ByteDance, is planning on launching its own version of audio chat app Clubhouse for the Chinese market, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, China, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Tencent Holdings, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Mobile Applications, Bytedance, Tiktok


Federal and State Regulators Probe Robinhood Over Meme Stock Trading Restrictions

U.S. regulators are investigating Robinhood after it temporarily blocked users from purchasing so-called meme stocks on its stock trading app amid the Reddit-fueled short squeeze earlier this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nokia, Amc, Reddit, Internet Culture, Robinhood, Gamestop, Financial Markets, Short Selling, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Business Finance, Rwallstreetbets, Gamestop Short Squeeze, New York Attorney Generals Office


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Mukbang and Bullshido

This week’s out-of-touch guide brings us gifts from Asia, including the Korean craze of “mukbang” videos, American appropriation of ancient Chinese martial arts, and a Japanese video game series that some people really like… but only some people.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Youtube, Daft Punk, Tai Chi, Sony, Musicians, Lifehacks, Asmr, Burger King, Internet Culture, RPG, Square Enix, Internet Television, Taco Bell, Entertainers


Your Travel Guide to the Rudderless Right-Wing Web After Trump

Moving into 2021 and forward, conservatives angry about cancel culture, censorship, shadowbans, or the attention of the FBI have a rich array of social destinations to choose from. We’ve prepped a travel guide for the unwitting observer who might be thinking of checking any of these conspicuous and lesser-known…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fbi, Software, Donald Trump, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Cassie Miller, Dan Bongino, Gab, 8chan, Parler, QAnon, MeWe, DLive, Alt Tech, Bitchute


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Clubhouse Promises to Get Its Security Under Control (Again)

Clubhouse—the invitation-only audio app best known for courting everyone from Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg—has promised to implement new safeguards after suffering its second high-profile security snafu this month. Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Privacy, Articles, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Clubhouse, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Information Security, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


TikTok Users Are Burning Snowballs in Viral Videos to 'Prove' the Snow is Fake

Have you seen those viral videos on TikTok and Twitter where users are burning snow to “prove” that it’s actually fake? Needless to say, the snow is real. The viral videos actually show a perfectly normal reaction to placing the flame of a lighter or match against a snowball. But that hasn’t stopped these videos from…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Articles, Snow, Software, Bill Gates, Internet Culture, Video Hosting, Deception, Alt Right, Fake News, QAnon, Tiktok, Pseudohistory, 911 Conspiracy Theories


‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in 4K Is an Eye-Melting Way to Rickroll Someone

As powerful workstations slowly but surely work to remaster all the world’s old film and video footage to higher resolutions and frame rates using machine learning techniques, you’d assume that one piece of footage would have been a top priority. But apparently Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Viral Videos, Internet Culture, Songs, Consumer Electronics, Rick Astley, Human Interest, Rickrolling, Mass Media, 4K resolution, Ultra High Definition Television, Never Gonna Give You up, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Rick Astley Songs, Betacam


How to Recognize a 'Shitpost' on Social Media

Social media is rife with disingenuous, bad faith bluster masquerading as legitimate discourse. Some honest attempts to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on Twitter or Instagram are cringe-worthy even when they aren’t intentionally crafted to spark outrage; other times, people are out there just to stir the pot, …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Articles, Social Media, Software, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Tay, Internet Troll, Culture Jamming, Shitposting, Internet Trolling, QAnon, Anti Intellectualism


Reducing the spread of misinformation on social media: What would a do-over look like?

Kristen Berman Contributor Share on Twitter Kristen Berman is the co-founder and CEO of Irrational Labs, a behavioral research and design consultancy. More posts by this contributor Payday startups are increasing access to wages, but is “make any day payday” the right choice? Four behavioral economics strategies for improving consumer financial health Evelyn Gosnell Con...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Opinion, Tech, Software, Internet Culture, Misinformation, Valley, Facebook Twitter, Kristen Berman, Google Lyft, QAnon, Tiktok, Evelyn Gosnell