As an app obsessed with aesthetics, it’s inevitable that a lot of Instagram – and the work that springboards from it – looks the same. For Chidera Eggerue and Florence Given, that’s where the problem begins. Last week, Chidera (also known as The Slumflower) accused her fellow feminist activist of borrowing heavily from her books
Growing up in the early 2000’s, I was raised on competitive reality TV that saw slumping celebrities pitted against each other for a meagre shopping budget, and I loved it. It was the era that gave us Celebrity Big Brother and it’s survivalist cousin I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, and as a
Lockdown was a quiet time for everyone except key workers and Chloe Ting. The Australian fitness guru saw her YouTube subscriber count rocket by 8.4 million between May and July, courtesy of her #twoweekshredchallenge. “Challenge” is the key word here: to make real progress in such a short space time, it’s a rigorous regimen of
Betrayal, heartbreak, shock and scandal. Words often applied to describe a Taylor Swift album but in this case can also be used to sum up the biggest breakup of 2016: the Great British Bake Off’s decision to move from BBC One to Channel 4. The thought of having to watch ads combined with the collective...
TikTok is one of the biggest marketing tools transforming the music industry right now. In 2020, we’ve seen the video-sharing app propel the careers of artists like Doja Cat, Sam Fischer, the UK’s own S1mba and most notably, Roddy Ricch. Towards the end of 2019, the American rapper’s breakout song The Box became the subject
For teenagers in the 2010s, YouTube hauls were a way of life. Nobody questioned why Zoe Sugg – then in her mid-twenties – was dictating our back to school shop. We didn’t stop to think which shades of Tanya Burr’s binge purchase of Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink would suit our skin tone, or if it
Twitter has launched its latest innovation, Fleets. Similar to the Story-like feature that has become synonymous with both Snapchat and Instagram, Fleets allows users to share content – through text, pictures and videos – to their audience, which then disappears after 24 hours. Followers can then react to the feature with emojis or via direct