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

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

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
Home Coming

Home Coming: Richmond, North Yorkshire

An intimate tour of a writer's home town, one catastrophic facial injury at a time.
Amelia Tait

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

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
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
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

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

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

Seriously: Why Does Everyone's Mum Use That Same Cookie Tin for Sewing Stuff?

An investigation.
Amelia Tait

Is Obesity a Psychological or Physical Problem?

David Cameron wants to cut people's benefits if they don't seek treatment for their obesity, but does the NHS recognise that overeating can be caused by underlying psychological issues, rather than biological ones?
Amelia Tait

The 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