influencers

9.23.19

Raw Vegan Influencer Who Thinks Fruit Cures Autism Also Thinks Lettuce Is Spaghetti

"I am not Italian and spaghetti for me is a symbol of pasta with sauce, something that you can spin on [a] fork and enjoy a tasty bite easily."

8.15.19

The Museum of Ice Cream Is Worth $200 Million Somehow, Please Help

That's a lot of tickets to the "Sprinkle Pool."

7.15.19

This Kid Cosplaying as an Apology Video Was the True Star of VidCon

"I'm sorry for making a TikTok at my grandmother's funeral," he joked in the viral video clip.

7.2.19

This Ice Cream Truck Owner Hates Influencers So Much He Charges Them Double

Joe Nicchi of LA's CVT Soft Serve instituted the policy after getting a request to serve a 300-person event in exchange for "exposure."

6.17.19

A Coffee Company Fooled the Internet With a 'Construction Guy' Fake Influencer

The Austin construction worker who went viral on Instagram turned out to be a marketing campaign for Cuvée Coffee.

6.17.19

After Wave of Complaints, Instagram Tests New Methods to Recover Hacked Accounts

Motherboard previously reported how hackers were holding high-profile Instagram accounts for ransom, and how some influencers had to turn to white-hat hackers for help.

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6.12.19

"Chernobyl" Writer Asks Instagram Influencers to Cool It with the Exclusion Zone Selfies

"If you visit, please remember that a terrible tragedy occurred there."

3.11.19

This Coffee Shop for Influencers Will Serve ‘Designer Lattes’

If you’ve ever wanted to sip the Supreme logo, you might be in luck.

3.8.19

The Darker Side of Being a Brand Influencer

What's real and what's fantasy?

3.7.19

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.

3.4.19

The Dark Reality of Being a Brand Influencer

Aspirational content, akin to thousand-dollar "Vogue" spreads or "Travel & Leisure" editorials, bank on creating a sense of fantasy—however the actual return is low for most users.

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