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
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
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
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
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
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