Amelia Tait

the internet

Caroline Calloway and the Gossip Sites Built to Bitch About Influencers

Sites like Reddit's Blogsnark are full of "anti-fans", who know all there is to know about their chosen influencer – and don't like any of it one bit.
Amelia Tait
9.27.19
the internet

On Reddit's 'Am I the Asshole?' This Is Who Decides If You're the Asshole

We surveyed 15,000 of the subreddit's users, to find out who exactly is deciding what's right and what's wrong.
Amelia Tait
9.12.19
Social Media

The 'Selfie Factory' Is Not the End of the World

London now has a venue where you spend the day taking photos of yourself in front of pink elephants, sunflower walls and neon ball pits.
Amelia Tait
8.15.19
Festivals

The Full Story of the Legendary Fyre Festival Cheese Sandwich

Why did only one photo go viral? Was that really the only food available? For the two-year anniversary of the spectacularly disastrous event, we did a deep dive to answer those questions.
Amelia Tait
4.29.19
tech

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.27.19
christmas

I Opened the Most Ridiculous Advent Calendars on the Market

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a "penis extender" with textured ribs, 24 shots of tequila and a kit to "pimp my prosecco".
Amelia Tait
12.13.18
International Days

The Reason We Have All Those Bizarre 'International' Days

Brandied Fruit Day, Sausage Pizza Day, International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – here's why you see these dumb celebrations trending on Twitter.
Amelia Tait
10.24.18
Beauty

'Ugly Ducklings' On How People Treated Them When They Got Hot

How the "halo effect" has changed their lives.
Amelia Tait
12.7.17
Stuff

Is Obesity a Psychological or Physical Problem?

How does someone become morbidly obese? Are people genetically predisposed to it, or is it a case of nurture over nature?
Amelia Tait
7.30.15
Stuff

The Complex, Tragic Psychology Behind Animal Hoarding

Why is it that there are constant news stories about people who cage or cram hundreds of pets into their homes? Sometimes it's animal cruelty, but it could also be attributed to a specific mental illness.
Amelia Tait
5.7.15
Stuff

My Eating Disorder Had Nothing to Do with Barbie or the Media

A lot of people with an eating disorder will find the idea that it's caused by Barbies or supermodels insulting and patronizing. It's a mental illness, not a bad case of vanity.
Amelia Tait
2.20.15
Stuff

Are Vloggers Ripping Off Their Young Fans for Meet-and-Greets?

As the cult of YouTube celebrity grows, fan interactions have been rapidly monetized. The question is, is $80 a fair price to pay for a selfie and a hug?
Amelia Tait
10.21.14
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