Amelia Tait

the internet

The Subreddit Where You Can Get Paid for Ordering Pizza

On the questionably titled r/SlaveLabour, a guy made £30 in a week by texting people about hippos, while one woman now earns over £50,000 a year.
Amelia Tait
11.14.19
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

For £19.99, you can spend an entire day taking photos of yourself in front of pink elephants, sunflower walls and neon ball pits.
Amelia Tait
8.16.19
Beauty

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

How the "halo effect" has changed their lives.
Amelia Tait
6.28.19

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
5.15.19
Culture

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
4.30.19
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
Social Media

What Happens When You Get Scammed By an Influencer

Former fans of Caroline Calloway, Flat Tummy Tea endorsers, and other influencers tell us what it's like to feel scammed by Instagram #aesthetics.
Amelia Tait
3.11.19
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
10.3.18