Amelia Tait

Social Media

Why This 'Chonky' Seal Pillow Is All Over Your Social Media Feed

Adverts for this plush animal toy have been all over Instagram and Facebook. Who's behind this mysterious chubby stuffed blob?
Amelia Tait
2.12.20
Internet

The Website Where People Share Their Most Shameful Secrets

r/TrueOffMyChest is where you go to vent when you can't vent anywhere else.
Amelia Tait
1.20.20
the internet

The Website Where Kids Publicly Shame Their 'Insane Parents'

The subreddit is full of bizarre behaviour, from anti-vaxxer Facebook rants to a mother watching her child on security cameras to ensure they wash the dishes at exactly 3PM.
Amelia Tait
1.8.20
Life

The Story of the 'Baby Benz', the World's Most Coveted Toy

How mini drivable luxury cars entranced a generation – me included.
Amelia Tait
12.17.19
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

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
9.26.19
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
9.11.19
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
8.15.19
VICE Does 'Love Island'

'Love Island: The Experience' Was as Far from God as You Can Get

That said, I did learn an interesting fact about the filming of the villa "party" scenes.
Amelia Tait
7.31.19
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
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