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
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
Social Media

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

Colonel Sanders Bondage Hentai Is a Thing Now

Bettina Makalintal

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

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

Hacked Instagram Influencers Rely on White-Hat Hackers to Get Their Accounts Back

Leaked internal documents and stories from influencers show that Instagram has an influencer-hacking problem.
Joseph Cox
right now

Can Influencers Unionise?

Labor is driving for Lyft, stocking Amazon warehouses, writing or editing for a magazine—and taking pictures in #sponsored canopy beds.
Daisy Alioto
Social Media

What Your Instagram Aesthetic Says About You

You've got one. I've got one. Here’s a comprehensive guide to exactly what it says about your entire personality and way of life.
Daisy Jones
Hannah Ewens
Social Media

A Serial Twitter Follow/Unfollower Explains Himself

"I’m just trying to get eyes on me. It’s a big attention game online... the end goal for me is just be on as many screens as I can."
Luke O'Neil
Australia Today

More Than 10 Percent of Australian Instagram Influencers Are Buying Followers

New algorithms are getting better at detecting bots.
Katherine Gillespie