Amelia Tait

the internet

TikTok Has Created a Whole New Class of Influencer

While the app's stars might have millions of fans, they're not making nearly as much money as their contemporaries on YouTube.
Amelia Tait
5.14.19
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
3.26.19
YouTube

The Real Reasons Kids Want to Become YouTubers

With the huge success of a new vlogging video game, 'Youtubers Life OMG!', we spoke to children and their parents about seemingly every kid's dream career.
Amelia Tait
1.15.19
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
12.3.18
the internet

Young, Old, Male, Female: This Is Who Gets Believed Least Online

Lots of people are called out for their bullshit online, but one type of person is targeted considerably more than any other.
Amelia Tait
10.2.18
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
tech

This Subreddit Tells You Exactly How Ugly You Are

Which, depending on who you are, can either be helpful or not very nice at all.
Amelia Tait
7.15.14