influencers

lifestyle

Your Beauty Habit Is Destroying the Environment

These makeup artists and influencers want the cosmetics industry to start changing before we're buried in tonnes of plastic.
Shayma Bakht
8.25.19
Beauty

how tik tok is changing beauty standards for gen z

The influencer is dead. The E-Girl is ready to ascend in her place.
Roisin Lanigan
7.29.19
food news

This Ice Cream Truck Owner Hates Influencers So Much He Charges Them Double

Joe Nicchi of LA's CVT Soft Serve instituted the policy after getting a request to serve a 300-person event in exchange for "exposure."
Jelisa Castrodale
7.3.19
food news

A Coffee Company Fooled the Internet With a 'Construction Guy' Fake Influencer

The Austin construction worker who went viral on Instagram turned out to be a marketing campaign for Cuvée Coffee.
Bettina Makalintal
6.19.19
Instagram

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts to ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.
Joseph Cox
6.17.19
influencers

The Dark Reality of Being a Brand Influencer

Aspirational content, akin to thousand-dollar "Vogue" spreads or "Travel & Leisure" editorials, bank on creating a sense of fantasy—however, the actual return is low for most users.
Shamira Ibrahim
3.5.19
News

Taiwanese Woman Known As ‘Bikini Hiker' Freezes To Death on Mountain After Falling Down Cliff

Gigi Wu would typically hike mountains in proper gear and only change into the bikini when on top.
Mack Lamoureux
1.23.19
Culture

Kemio Is Japan's Internet Superstar

Since being discovered on Vine, he's garnered a million Youtube subscribers and met Gaga. He'd still like to be on Ellen, however.
YOSHIKO KURATA
1.21.19
influencers

A Subversive Instagram Vending Machine Just Hit Los Angeles

It poses as a way to buy followers and likes but actually advertises a movie, 'Social Animals,' which critiques consumers.
Taylor Hosking
12.14.18
lifestyle

Cleaning Influencers are Instagram's Newest Sensation

Cleaning gurus like Melissa Maker and Lynsey Crombie are making serious money, but not everyone agrees that domestic drudgery should be celebrated on social media.
Zing Tsjeng
12.12.18
Culture

The Bizarre World of the True Crime YouTube Influencers

A cottage industry of beauty influencers moonlighting as true crime correspondents is racking up tens of thousands of views on YouTube. But is it right that we treat murder as 'lifestyle' fodder for influencer virality?
Francisco Garcia
11.30.18
stalking

The Relentless Horror of Being Stalked as an Instagram Star

Andreea Cristina Bolbea has endured stalkers attempting to sabotage her career, ruin her marriage, and visit her home unannounced.
Andreea Cristina Bolbea
11.30.18
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